2: Finding ideas to research (Code of ethics: Participants should not be…
2: Finding ideas to research
What do others ask/talk about
Question own experiences
What do you read/hear about?
Beware of too wide or narrow topics!
Read available research from
Review methodology and questions from publicly available data
Quests could be:
Starting from scratch
Assignment from boss/teacher
Research that fills in holes in existing research
Building on/interpreting earlier findings
Inspired by serendipitous findings
Building on existing research:
Evaluate the research
Duplicate, modify questions or do research on something not explored in article?
A thorough literature review is important to know:
More about the subject
If it is relevant to do further studies in the area?
How to avoid making mistakes that others made?
Important to organize literature review
Categorize existing literature, not just sum up
Ideas that arises from your own study.
Theory based research: Deductive
From samples to theory: Inductive
Most research combine the two
Code of ethics: Participants should not be harmed, and privacy must be respected
Might affect outcome as participants can withdraw, but ethical concerns take precedence
New aspects arise when conducting online research
When using statistics, all possible errors/short comings must be reported
The Belmont report: