Research Methods Essays
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Research is an action that occurs in our everyday lives, it is how to get the answers to question that we have. In terms of the research processes, there are two broad methods, qualitative and quantitative. These two methods are used by researchers to gain knowledge and understanding to make informed statements. Ritchie et al explains research as being fundamentally about understanding and explaining about knowing. As such I will be discussing my understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research...
Fundamentals of Research Methods There are several steps that when combined and compressed in a proper manner, enable the work of ‘research’ to take place. In other words, systematically collecting data, the evaluation and interpreting of it in a planned manner, for the purpose of contributing towards science is called scientific research. This varies from subject to subject. Be it human trials or animal. The steps forming scientific research are in themselves, massive and without them, the footfall of engagement...
Introduction: According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, research means ‘a careful study of a subject, especially to find or discover new facts about it’. Research therefore involves gathering information for a purpose, and it is the purpose that usually determines the type of research undertaken and how it is conducted. “The acquisition of knowledge is the mission of research, the transmission of knowledge is the mission of teaching, and the application of knowledge is the mission of public service.”...
Introduction This research paper examines the usability and demand of the thread mill bicycle in the UK market. The concept of the thread mill bicycle is a new concept and it’s quite useful for the users. This process combines different mechanical parts and improves its usefulness for the users. Treadmill bicycle is an innovative concept that is used for travelling and to exercise at the same time. It doesn’t need any fuel and thus quite more efficient, and useful from...
Today’s society is highly technology focused with an abundance of data available through simple internet searches. The researcher needs to be skilled in selecting applicable information from the vast amount of data available and be able to use it in a meaningful way. To do this effectivity the researcher must understand the philosophical foundations of research. Understanding philosophy as part of the research process encourages researchers to widen their perspectives and open their minds to other prospects, resulting improved research...
Narrative Study Angrosino (1994) conducted a narrative research on the bus with Vonnie Lee Explorations in life history and metaphor. The purpose of the study was to use life history as a method of narrative research among unempowered people. The author describes and analyzes the life history of a man with mental retardation. There was a large amount of published material based on the life histories of people with mental retardation, but, literature of those materials were having gap of...