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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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How to establish inter-rater reliability as a sole PhD researcher

I'm doing a PhD in the social sciences and want to use an observational method to analyse audio recordings of social work conversations. I will be using an established behavioural coding manual (the ...
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Changing the method after first peer review round

I have submitted a paper and got a R&R. After the submission, I have learned new method techniques for my research and I found those very compelling. Now, I would like to use them and I was ...
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Examples for non-math department students to be used for Calculus course

This semester I am a teaching assistant for Calculus. There are many students from different departments like International Relations, Economics and more taking the course. The course is comprehensive....
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Classifying empirical and non-empirical research in the social sciences

I am looking for a definition or a classification system (or a reference to an existing system) that can be used to reliably classify a very large set of articles into empirical vs. non-empirical ...
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Is the distinction between qualitative and quantitative methodology still significant today? [closed]

Some scholarly articles explain in detail the epistemological and ontological differences of the two methods, while some argue that the distinction between them is now blurred. I try to reconcile this ...
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How to start researching for a thesis topic [closed]

I'm senior undergraduate student who has just received a thesis project from my professor to work on for a year. However, I don't know where and how to start. What would you suggest? The project ...
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Why don’t researchers publish their raw data for the advance if science?

Publication bias. Reproducibility problem. Abusing statistical tests. These are some of the many criticisms received by all fields of science for a long time. If I read an article on Psychological ...
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Is it okay to use somebody else’s methodology in my own paper (with proper citations) or is this plagiarism?

My research is a content analysis about portrayal of mental illness in films. The research I wanted to base my methodology is also about mental-illness representation. My research questions differ to ...
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Is qualitative method welcomed by editors/reviewers? [closed]

I've written two papers, one using a qualitative method and the other one using a mixed method. Although I think that every method is significant in its own area of research, however, based on my ...
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Methodology and Literature review in Masters dissertation

So I am writing my masters dissertation and its supposed to be 25000 to 30000 words. I am struggling to decide how big should Methodology and Literature review should be? Do you think 5000 words for ...
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Qualitative data but quantitative outcome; what type of research methodology is this?

Following are the steps, how I am working on a project: Qualitative approaches to collect data Forming criteria from collected data Mapping criteria to function Getting a matheimatical function to ...
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How do active researchers start and solve a scientific problem? [closed]

There are different researchers working on different subjects. I was wondering how do they find out an "interesting" problem and then solve it. This question may sound very vague. I am PhD student in ...
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Sampling question for telephone survey. [closed]

Health sciences researcher out of my area of expertise. I have an assistant calling businesses at random, using a publicly available registry, to ask about their automated external defibrillator (AED)....
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How do I use internet comments in my research?

I want to use comments on the internet to gather user requirements. I plan to collect these comments, read them and decide what the person wants based on what they've written. These list of "wants" ...
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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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What are the pros and cons of dealing with a very large dataset in qualitative research?

What are the pros and cons of dealing with a very large amount of qualitative data as a sole researcher? Obviously, required time and resources come to mind, but what else?
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Help with qualitative research [closed]

Starting from the top, I am a student in Europe and I need to write a management project for my bacelour graduate work. First everything was smooth, I chose appropriate topic, made a reasonable ...
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What is the meaning of “formalism” in a scientific paper? What is the structure of such paper? [closed]

I see some papers that aim to present a formalism for something. First, what probably they are going to do? (for example in the field of computer science) Second, what is the methodology and main ...
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Systematic observation vs survey: thinking about validity [closed]

Please, I will perform a systematic observation (naturalistic observation) over a group of users. As my observation will be completely non-obtrusive, I can not gather detailed data directly on each ...
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Is it valid to aggregate multiple participant recruitment sources? [closed]

For example, let's say you use Amazon Mechanical Turk for participant recruitment. What if you now also use online message boards? Can you aggregate the data together as long as the procedure for both ...
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Checking sample solutions during exercise sessions [closed]

I'm a sophomore student in Engineering, and searching for ways to improve the way I study, I've been reviewing how I studied last year, trying to improve my methodology where I can. Being a somewhat ...
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How to get credit for a new method that I invented? [closed]

I'm a PhD student, and I invented a new method to assist and semi-automate the writing process. Since I need to add more papers to my CV I decided to teach some of my PhD student colleges the method ...
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Solution of St venant equations using fortran [on hold]

I tried to write code to solve st venant continuity and momentum equations in FORTRAN 90, with given slope and rainfall and find out the discharge. But I stuck in the procedure to find overland flow ...