PRLog - March 31, 2014 - Research methodology involves the use of a specific strategy in context to research in order to obtain data and subsequent analysis. Use of methodology depends on theoretical framework. Data gathering and data analysis though is the prime purpose and accordingly a particular methodology is applied; however, in some research the purpose varies a little bit. In some research, data gathering methodology is implied involving: interviews, questionnaires, and observation. And in some cases, data analysis methodology is applied involving: content analysis, discourse analysis, semiotic analysis, and statistical analysis. Thus, the use of particular methodology and methodological tools is applicable with respect to the research to get some useful inference.
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It requires research skills, confidence, and competence to use a particular methodology. Either you should have these skills or previous experience of application of research methodology. Therefore, to equip with the knowledge of research methodology, it is suggested to read related books. Going through the books involving research methodology will ideate:
To choose a particular methodology and the rationale behind it
Use of alternative methodology
Advantages and limitations of a chosen methodology
Reason for undertaking interview
Reason for audio-recording
Purpose of open-ended interview
Reference of a relevant study
The basis of choosing participants
Reason for avoiding a particular group of population
Going through the books will further enrich the existing knowledge to apply in practicality. Unlike reading books, reference of relevant study will also have a positive impact and induces effective result. Suppose, you are going to embark on a research on certain topics in the humanities field; hence, going through the previous research on the same lines will add more insights. This added knowledge will usher you to choose a particular methodology for getting splendid research results. Hence, read and refer is utmost for any kind of research. Same is the case for writing PhD dissertation as well.
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