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A system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity so as to achieve results.

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Where can I find professors online to judge my study tool?

I am doing my masters in education in an Arabic speaking country and I have created my own test instrument to use as a pre-test and post-test in an experiment. However, I was told that I need 4 ...
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Is writing papers with a complex statistical methodology worth it? [closed]

I published several medical meta-analysis papers in high-profile journals using advanced methodology that, to my eye, should be most interesting to many people in my field. However, I noticed that: ...
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Should I provide trademarks/real names in my scientific paper?

Let's assume I want to compare the nutrient content of selected beverages available on the market. The number of beverages is limited to about 10 items. The aim of this small project is to show that ...
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Can i define a new problem other than existing problems in a field and propose a novel method to solve it?

I am putting my effort into proposing a novel method to solve a set of new problems in my field which have never been defined and solved before. These problems are almost similar to existing problems ...
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In a small dissertation text of 3 or 4 pages, is it possible to divide the text into sections and/or subchapters?

I'm going to do a public contest whose proof is a dissertation text. To better organize ideas and present them clearly, I intend to divide them into a few sections. However, if they reject the text ...
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Does sociology recognise document analysis as a method?

I have found, that some Slavic sociologies (namely Czech and Russian) recognize "document analysis" as a research method,(1)(2)(3)(4) but I was not able to determine, whether such a term or ...
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Is it case study or narrative research? We are using interviews and diary studies [closed]

How do I know if my study uses the case study approach or narrative research approach? What factors do I have to take into account to differentiate between the two?
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Does publicly-funded academic research need to be free of non-scientific interests?

I'm asking this question in the context of purely publicly-funded academic research, which might perhaps make answers rather straightforward. So, I wonder to what extent the outcome of a scientific ...
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Determining research approach (deduction/induction) of a two-fold thesis project

Background: For our master thesis, we are exploring challenges with cross-border energy projects in the North Sea (wind farms, energy islands etc.) and how agile methodologies (usually used in private ...
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Isolation of a relevant research topic from the array of available scientific literature: methodology and tools

In the process of studying scientific literature (books, journal articles, patents, etc.), a scientist determines the range of issues and phenomena being studied, the degree of their resolution, ...
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What is important when creating a set of research notes

In the process of trying to improve my efficiency I came across this question (which recently appeared in the active section): What are the efficient ways of keeping track of research literature? ...
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What publication type should I use to communicate and explain obscure effects that arise when taking certain types of measurements?

During my PhD studies I characterized certain device. I followed the theory outlined in several handbooks. But then, I started obtaining weird results and had to do a lot of research of my own to ...
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I like learning new things but hate to do revision

This problem has been troubling me for some years. The fact that I'm actually very curious in person about everything, I naturally become a learner who likes studying a lot. However, I also get so-so ...
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Equivalent to agile software development but for research?

In software development, there are many development methodologies with a focus on speed/efficiency: Agile, Scrum, DevOps, Kanban etc. Are there similar methodologies in scientific research? (something ...
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Empirical method without any solid theoretical background

I am working on a paper after peer review and struggling to address one of the comments that states "empirical method without any solid theoretical background". It is a paper about machine ...
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Should a PhD Supervisor check if the methodology is correct?

I have noticed i made a mistake in my work. I need to follow some steps (wich weren't real clear for me at the beginning of my PhD and my supervsior never said anything about them), and i just saw i ...
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Methodology structure for undergraduate thesis [closed]

This is a very basic question, hope you can help me. I study abroad and I am working on my final year thesis. My thesis subject relates to the field of finance. In the literary review I establish a ...
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Why does information need a citation, but an image needs a credit line?

I am using some images from the National Archives in my article, and it is my understanding they are in the public domain. I wrote to the National Archives requesting confirmation on usage rights and ...
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Has any scholar systematically categorized the types of bias found in sources? [closed]

I am preparing a lesson on bias in historical writings. I have identified different causes of bias, for example: Primary source written from by someone wanting to exaggerate their own accomplishments....
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Are there situations when it is logical to include the today's value in a history paper?

I am writing some papers in History, 16th and 17th Centuries, where dollar amounts from that time came up, example: profit margins traders were making selling goods on a trail taxes/fees they were ...
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How to remember what one studies, when there are a lot of things to remember

I'm currently pursuing my bachelor's in Mechanical engineering and I am facing this issue since a long time. I study a subject completely and then forget it overtime as I continue to study new ...
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Good way to present long questionnaires in methods?

I'm writing a paper (my first one) in a standard article form. I must use A4 pages and a single text column. In Methods and Materials, I must present a 23-Likert item long questionnaire that was used ...
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Finishing up an honours project dissertation, discovered an engineering law that means the majority of the designed system isn't needed, what do I do?

I created a concept offshore pumped storage hydro system using the open sea, pipelines and concrete vessels to simulate the upper/lower reservoirs and conduit of an onshore scheme, where the natural ...
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Should postdocs give fewer (or otherwise different) status updates than PhD students?

This question is a bit weird to ask because generally speaking, a normal answer will be "the same way you used to work as a PhD student" but I am not sure if I picked a "bad" habit ...
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Is it a good thing as a teacher to declare things like "Good! Things are becoming clearer already."

Is it fine for a teacher who makes a topic look easy by saying things like: "Good!" or "Easy!" or "Everything becomes perfectly clear now!" Things I can think of in ...
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Unplanned sequential interviews with different groups [closed]

I have recently conducted a set of qualitative interviews with a particular group. Their interviews yielded interesting info about a certain phenomenon. However, based on the information gathered from ...
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Do I need to ask permission to provide a narrative of a scholar's methods?

I am writing a secondary school archaeology and history textbook. I'm inspired to adjust the book based on two types of students: Some are excited about what they are studying, and tell their career ...
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Is it common in all or most scientific research areas to look for metrics or measurable indicators/variables?

I am following an online college/graduate-level class about research methodology and writing. There are things in the class that I have not known before. (If you have any recommendation about ...
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What should be the main concerns while writing the research methodology section of a research proposal? [closed]

According to the research proposal evaluation results I have received, my supervisor advised me to elaborate more on the research methodology I chose. This is a research related to computer science, ...
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Statistical analysis plan giving away some of my results, Reviewer 2

Context: At the end of the methodology section, I explain that I will apply an ANOVA to check if at least one condition is different, then I will investigate using multiple comparisons. The reviewers ...
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On a Paper, Change the Methodology or Report in Results Section?

I'm currently working on the final phase of my MSc dissertation, but I've been having technical issues regarding my initial approach set out in the methodology. I've made what I consider a temporary ...
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Another bachelor or PhD?

I have already completed two bachelor's degrees in law and social sciences. And a master's degree in political science. My field of study is interdisciplinary and focuses on social inequalities. I ...
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Where can I find good research proposals of researches in computer science? [closed]

Where can I find good research proposals of researches in computer science? I specifically need to see some example methodology sections. I am writing a research proposal where the research problem is ...
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What are the efficient ways of keeping track of research literature?

I am about to start a research career in physics. I am trying to read plenty of research papers. Is/are there a smart way/ways (a software or something else) to keep track of the papers I have already ...
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What is the type of research study by which one analyses secondary sources to make reasonable predictions?

So first of all apologies if this is not the right site to be asking these questions. I'm as new as new can be in the world of research, so I'm probably not even using the correct terminology at times....
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Developing a framework publication - if I have developed a new method for data extraction, can this be published in a peer-reviewed journal?

I'm new to publications, so I could use some advice. I study in the area of agricultural remote sensing, and for a graduate degree, I have developed a method of extracting data from research plots and ...
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I conceptually understand a result, but not its mathematical implementation – how can I defend using it?

There is a particular result from another author that I wanted to use in my research which is a central component to my research question (it’s an animal’s growth rate). However, deriving the results ...
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Is there a scientific field that focuses exclusively on scientific instrumentation research?

I would like to know if there is any scientific field that focuses exclusively on scientific instrumentation research? I know that each field (and sub-field) has its own instrumentation and apparatus, ...
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Why is method so important for a thesis?

Right now I am preparing a paper for my bachelor's degree thesis in computer science. I myself is an active programmer at work in my company and have created many programs till now. I want to take ...
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Molds of PhD thesis from more than one idea

I'm considering doing a PhD in Software Engineering and Information Technology. Associated with a particular concept of interest (immersion), got many ideas running through my mind that having them ...
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What kind of research method creates conceptual models without empirical data?

I am not a researcher, but I am trying to learn the methods so I can apply them in my own fields. In a variety of journals––notably economics, entrepreneurship, and design––I've noticed that the ...
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Improving motivation in qualitative research motivation [closed]

My PhD project has evolved into a very qualitative methodology and approach. As my training and background is very positivist and focused on outcomes, I am really struggling with this shift into a ...
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Dealing with 'less than optimal' data or study designs [duplicate]

I am a PhD student in a quantitative social science field. For the first study of my dissertation, I was given the opportunity to ask some questions that could be applied to an ongoing survey. ...
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Should I do handover of tools and methodologies I have developed?

In some months my contract at a research university will end. During my employment I have developed tools and methodologies that are of interest to the research group. At present, I am the only ...
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What will be the research methodology if you are developing a generic software [closed]

I'm developing a generic software for the unorganised retail sector. The design is completely based on the literature review that has been conducted. The only problem is that since I'm not doing any ...
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What should I take in consideration when planning a Design Science Research?

I am planning a proposal for a thesis (on Forecasting Daily Energy Prices), in which I need to select the methodology and define its phases. As I intend to develop new technologies and/or solve ...
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Who gets to access a case study database and how?

In Case Study Research, Yin (2003) states the importance to build a case study database, in order to increase the reliability of the findings. "...without a case study database, the raw data may ...
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Acceptability of 'not possible' for master thesis research [duplicate]

I am currently working on my (Computer Science) master thesis, and have been doing so now for about 5-6 months. The default time for thesis work at my university is about 9 months. Aspects such as ...
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How to choose and validate interdisciplinary research methodology?

How to formalize the following research consideration towards research methodology selection and validation? That is, I consider to establish and validate interdisciplinary foundations for a ...
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Research advertising as a recruitment method [closed]

If I would to advertise my research project in magazine to recruit participants, do you know what the steps will be? Thank you everyone
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