Research Methods: Data Analysis

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What is the primary purpose of data analysis?

To discover relevant information and support decision-making

What type of data analysis is used when it is not clear what to expect from the data?

Exploratory

Which of the following is a characteristic of descriptive data analysis?

It helps researchers summarize the data and find patterns

What is the main goal of inferential data analysis?

To make inferences about the population

What type of data is characterized by numbers and statistics?

Quantitative data

What is the purpose of data in research?

To provide information to validate a research study

What is the primary purpose of graphical presentation of data?

To compare two or more sets of data or quantities

What is the purpose of rearranging data from lowest to highest or vice versa in textual presentation of data?

To facilitate comparison and pattern detection

What is the main characteristic of a well-designed table in tabular presentation of data?

It must have a clear and simple structure

What is the purpose of including units in graphical presentation of data?

To provide context for the data being presented

What is the main purpose of textual presentation of data?

To present data in a concise and meaningful way using words and statements

What is the purpose of including a caption and source in tabular presentation of data?

To provide additional information about the data

Test your understanding of data analysis in research methods, including qualitative and quantitative data, and how to validate research studies. Explore the different types of data and how to interpret them to draw conclusions.

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