Research Design in Research Process

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What is the definition of research according to O’Leary (2004)?

The systematic process of gathering information to answer a question.

Why is the formulation of a research design important?

It serves as the overall guide of the researcher throughout the research process.

What are the three main types of research mentioned in the text?

Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.

How does qualitative research primarily focus on data collection?

Qualitative research focuses on words along with their construction, meanings, and interpretations.

What distinguishes quantitative research from qualitative research in terms of data analysis?

Quantitative research focuses on observable and measurable data that are analyzed through statistical techniques.

Define quantitative research according to Creswell (2009).

Quantitative research is defined as 'a means for testing objective theories by examining the relationship among variables'.

How does Creswell (2009) describe the use of numbers in quantitative research?

Quantitative techniques use numbers to describe what exists.

Explain the concept of mixed methods research in terms of strategies and focus.

Mixed methods research employs elements of both qualitative and quantitative research in terms of strategies, methods, and focus.

What is a sequential mixed methods research according to Creswell (2009)?

A sequential mixed methods research is when the researcher seeks to elaborate on or expand on the findings of one method with another method.

Discuss the different ways in which a sequential mixed methods research can proceed.

A sequential mixed methods research may either begin qualitatively and the findings may be generalized quantitatively, or the sequence may also proceed with quantitative research being expounded by qualitative research.

Research is defined as the systematic process of gathering information to answer a ______

question

A research design is a systematic plan of conducting ______

research

There are three main types of research: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed ______

methods

Qualitative research focuses on words along with its construction, meanings, and ______

interpretations

Quantitative research focuses on observable and measurable data that are usually expressed in ______ form

numerical

A mixed methods research employs the elements of both qualitative and ______ research in terms of strategies, methods, and focus.

quantitative

Quantitative research makes use of statistical knowledge in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of numerical ______.

data

According to Creswell (2009), a sequential mixed methods research may either begin qualitatively and the findings may be generalized ______.

quantitatively

A concurrent mixed methods research proceeds with qualitative and quantitative methods and ______ being used and collected at the same time.

data

A mixed methods research may also be ______.

transformative

Learn about the systematic plan of conducting research and its importance as the overall guide for researchers. Explore the ordered sequence of steps in the research process and how it helps in gathering information effectively.

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