CHAPTER 4: Foundations for Good Research - Coggle Diagram
CHAPTER 4: Foundations for Good Research
What is a good research?
Clarity of purpose
Contributing to existing knowledge
Addressing real problems or issues
Timeliness- relevance to contemporary concerns
Researcher's personal agenda
Preparing instrument for gathering dat
Testing or pilot stage
Modification of data collection materials
Travel to and from places to meet and interview people
Discussion with supervisor or project leader
Draft stage of report
Question to be asked to the researcher
To what extent do the finding build on what is already known?
In what respect the research different from previous study
Does the research explain something in a new way?
Is there some test or critique of existing knowledge
Ways to identified on how research activities can be considered to have it own originality
Establishing a new theoretical model
Continuing a previously original piece of work
Carrying out original work designed by researcher
Making a synthesis that has not been made before
Questions to asked
Has the research asked relevant questions of the right people?
Is the data collected sufficiently detailed and precise?
Does the data connect with the conclusions reached in the research?
Checking validity of information
Check questions in questionnaire
Checking results with interested and objectives groups to see their response to the findings.
To enable the reader to know the research is a reasonable one
A justification for the choice of approach taken
A justification for the choice of methodology taken
A justification for the choice of method taken
The methods of data analysis used
The boundaries and limitation of the method used
Requires representative data that has been rigorously gathered, tested and checked
associated with quantitative approaches, large and representative sample of target group.
more formal and is process by which we may infer and interpret from one research to other situations
associated with more interpretative research and qualitative data.
acknowledge and vested interests in the research
be clear about their own value and to what extent these may be influenced by the direction of the research.
Do not ignore opposing ideas.
Ethical approaches to research
the right to withdraw
confidential of data
Do not assume facts speak for themselves
Be careful not to make unwarranted claims or conclusion
Consider alternatives explaination
Recognize the limitation of the research
Obstacle to Conducting Scientific Research in Social Sciences, Humanities and Management Research
research are likely to encounter in the measurement and collection of data in subjective areas