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 […]

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 […]

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