05
Oct

2
Qualitative vs Quantitative Research Questions

Qualitative vs Quantitative Research Questions

Your research question guides your study and determines whether you are going to use a quantitative or qualitative research methodology. It reflects the direction and epistemological underpinnings of your research path. Both methodologies have merit, but you need to decide which one is more appropriate to use for your specific research problem. By looking at […]

21
Sep

1
Formulating a Great Research Question

Formulating a Great Research Question

Presumably you are working on a research topic that interests you. You have done a great deal of literature searching and reading (or alternatively, you have observed a practical problem) and you identified a gap in knowledge (also known as a “knowledge gap”). It is now time to form a good research question that will […]

07
Sep

0
Write Fast, Edit Slow

Write Fast, Edit Slow

Writing and editing academic work can sometimes seem like a daunting, time-consuming task. Producing numerous pages of original, well-balanced, errorless text is certainly not a walk in the park for anyone. However, there are some useful techniques you can employ to speed up the writing process and make it more enjoyable. Fast writing, slow revising […]

24
Aug

0
Getting your research published

Getting your Research Published

When you engage in research, part of your work involves disseminating your research findings. Making these findings publicly available is generally the ultimate goal of most researchers, and getting published in the right publication can often make you a full-fledged “member” of the scientific world. Publishing your work can be a challenge though, especially if […]

10
Aug

0
Top 8 Free Online Tools for Easily Collecting Data for Your Research

Top 8 Free Online Tools for Easily Collecting Data for Your Research

Researchers used to be equipped with pen and paper, and if lucky, a handheld recording device.  Now, researchers have a whole world of mobile and digital technology at their disposable, must of which is free to use. Collecting, analyzing and sharing data has never before been so accessible. Here is a list of some great online tools […]

13
Jul

2
Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Choosing Between Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Quantitative and qualitative paradigms are two research approaches that look at the world through different lenses. The quantitative approach is interested in objectivity and generalization of results, while qualitative approach wants to understand the experience of a phenomena and dig deep, not concerning itself (as much) with making generalizations and predictions. A stereotypical quantitative researcher […]

29
Jun

0
Identifying Research Gaps

Identifying Research Gaps

Identifying a research gap is one of the crucial parts of many research projects. In fact, spotting a knowledge gap and setting out to address it is generally what makes your research worthwhile. It enables you to truly contribute to the existing body of knowledge as well as sets you up to produce findings that […]

18
Jun

0
Literature Review

Getting Mentally Prepared to Write a Literature Review

We all know that courses, subjects and study assignments are not created equal – some fill us with enthusiasm, interest, and motivation to dig deep, while others leave us struggling to find the energy to pursue them. If the literature review you need to complete is on a subject that intrigues and fascinates you, you […]

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