Research Methods and Design Essays

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Abstract
Using required reading, discussions, and quizzes for references, I have produced in this assignment a scholarly document that addresses three topic areas: (a) philosophy of research, (b) core concept for research design, and (c), other approaches to research. I assessed explicit knowledge-base description of key concepts and questions related to the topic area. The purpose of this assignment was to demonstrate necessary proficiency in identification, articulation, and application, of related components characteristic of the social sciences.

According to Lodico, Spaulding and Voegtle (2010), applied research is research assessing the value and efficacy of particular educational practices. The
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The philosophy of social research is therefore a component of the philosophy of social science, but also an important subject area that reciprocally connect methodology and method (Williams, 2006). Consequently, many philosophical ideals have been informed by other philosophical and theoretical trends. For example, empirical research is described as studies in which a research question has been examined by methodologically collecting and analyzing data. This section of the study describes the persons or groups participating in the study and the methods used for the study. An initial review of the literature included produces information on the variable and operational definitions that quantitative research on the topic has analyzed as well as the meanings considered in qualitative studies. Based on the reviews, the researcher formulates a research question that is further differentiated and modified as the review of literature proceeds (Lodico, Spaulding & Voegtle, 2010). In addition, empiricism embraces the idea that testing observation for veracity is central, and that most knowledge is learned through observation and experience. Ultimately, this learned knowledge leads to a series of interrogatory assumptions. The aforementioned process supports the idea that empirical research informs quantitative research methodology. Consequently,
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