Research Methods – Thesis Hub https://thesishub.org Knowledge sharing platform for researchers. Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:23:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 112478631 Concise Glossary of Research Methods http://thesishub.org/concise-glossary-of-research-methods/ https://thesishub.org/concise-glossary-of-research-methods/#respond Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:12:47 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11191

Glossary of Research Methods

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Visual Techniques http://thesishub.org/visual-techniques/ https://thesishub.org/visual-techniques/#respond Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:49:42 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11245

Visual techniques in social research offer an interesting, stimulating and interactive approach to gathering information. including Cartoon, Ideas board, Mind mapping, Film and video.

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Qualitative Observation http://thesishub.org/qualitative-observation/ https://thesishub.org/qualitative-observation/#respond Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:35:10 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11241

Participant observation or “ethnography” is used to understand, group dynamics & details.
It uses mixed techniques to generate material over extended time.

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Qualitative Workshops http://thesishub.org/qualitative-workshops/ https://thesishub.org/qualitative-workshops/#respond Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:12:21 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11238

Workshops are a group-based method of research in which active and interactive working is emphasised. Workshops can be held for raising awareness, capturing information, building consensus, and developing skills. popular package is QSR

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Research Interviews http://thesishub.org/research-interviews/ https://thesishub.org/research-interviews/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:50:40 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11231

Interview is a popular method of gathering information from people about anything . Data obtained can be used in thematic generation and citation.

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Discussion groups http://thesishub.org/discussion-groups/ https://thesishub.org/discussion-groups/#respond Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:40:14 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11230

What is the discussion group? Discussion groups (also known as ‘focus’ groups) are an example of a technique imported into social research from market research. They have been widely used in political circles to “road test” policies. A dis­cussion groups consists of a number of individuals you invite to discuss their views on a particular […]

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Social Survey and Questionnaire http://thesishub.org/social-survey-questionnaire/ https://thesishub.org/social-survey-questionnaire/#respond Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:53:07 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11229

Questionnaire can produce both qualitative and quantitative information for a wide range of settings. popular analysis packages are SR NUD*IST and NVIVO.

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Statistical analysis http://thesishub.org/statistical-analysis/ https://thesishub.org/statistical-analysis/#respond Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:08:56 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11222

Statistical analysis is a mathematical method of interrogating data. It makes data useful and can inform decision-making. Popular Statistical packages are Microsoft Excel, SPSS, SAS, Stata

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Quantitative survey http://thesishub.org/quantitative-survey/ https://thesishub.org/quantitative-survey/#respond Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:31:56 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11215

Survey is a method of collecting primary data. Best used when large number of sources are asked to answer your research question. data collected need to be coded then analysed

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Research Methods Handbook http://thesishub.org/research-methods-handbook/ https://thesishub.org/research-methods-handbook/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:10:02 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=11095

This handbook is useful for social research. it provides a range of research methods. When/how to use? What and how to analyse? What is the output? with examples, (Pros/Cons tables), and further reading.

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