CAFS Study Notes - Research Methodology Methodologies: Quantitative research
Collects numerical data that can be quantified. Research with numbers. Focus on measuring, collecting and drawing relationships through statistical analysis and experimentation.
E.g.: questionnaires, interviews and experiments.
Benefits: Objective and reliable, less subject to bias of researcher. Qualitative research
Collecting Information not involving numbers. Focus on small numbers of people and produce and large amount of information about them.
E.g.: Observations, Case Studies, interviews documents and questionnaires.
Benefits: Assess individual opinions and feelings, able to obtain more detailed information about beliefs, values, feelings…show more content… -establish and mean, median and mode range
-interpreting involves explaining the principles of data and how they occur, validity and reliability of the data
-explaining inconsistencies discovered-implications and limitations of research
conduct research by Hairy Hypothesis
Autumn Analysing - develop a suitable question
- select appropriate methodologies
- consider bias and sampling
- plan use of resources
- collect and record data (primary/secondary)
- analyse and interpret data
- bibliography and appendix
- ethical procedures
presenting data graphs, tables, presenting key data
- Tables are useful in showing relationships and making comparisons. They should have title, row, column headings, population, source and explanations.
- Graphs show trends or relationships between two variables. They should be numbered and titled.
Line Graphs - change over time.
Pie Graphs - compare portions of a whole.
Histograms - show trends or compare factors.
Pyramid Graphs- comparing sets of data.
report writing and presentation
Report should be written in a clear logical sequence.
They should include: