Tag: research design

Importance of research approach in a research

By Priya Chetty on October 12, 2016 28 Comments

The research approach is a plan and procedure that consists of the steps of broad assumptions to detailed methods of data collection, analysis, and interpretation. It is, therefore, based on the nature of the research problem being addressed. The research approach is essentially divided into two categories: the approach of data collection and the approach […]


Types of inductive and deductive research strategy

By Shruti Datt and Priya Chetty on September 14, 2016 No Comments

Sarantakos defined research method as “the theory of methods” (Sarantakos 2012; p. 465), or the way through which a researcher makes sense of the object of inquiry. Within research methodology, research strategy assumes as the “general plan of how the researcher will go about answering the research questions” (Saunders et al. 2009; p. 90).


Understanding research

By Shruti Datt and Priya Chetty on September 8, 2015 No Comments

Research in common parlance refers to search for knowledge. One can also define research as a scientific and systematic search for pertinent information on a specific topic. In fact, it is an art of scientific investigation.


How to develop and present a conceptual framework in a research paper?

By Priya Chetty on August 25, 2015 40 Comments

Before studying the application of conceptual framework, we need to first define it. It can be defined as a ‘visual’ presentation of key variables, factors or concepts and their relationship among each other which have been or have to be studied in the research either graphically or in some other narrative form (Miles and Huberman, 1994).