Basic Concepts 1

Basic Concepts 1 - Research Methods Basic Concepts Lecture...

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Research Methods Basic Concepts Lecture Material by Laurel Tranynowicz Deductive Research: moving from a known or assumed position supported by a theory to the particulars of the data (quantitive) 1. Identify the problem 2. Review theory and research findings 3. Hypothesis 4. Design an experiment 5. Gather data 6. Analyze and interpret Inductive Research: moving from specifics of the data to a more general explanation of theory (qualitative) 1. Identify the problem 2. Consider existing research 3. Develop a research question 4. Design an experiment 5. Gather data 6. Analyze and interpret 7. Develop a theory Identifying the Problem Let your daily experiences, interactions and media influences guide you Avoid false assumptions when formulating preliminary questions Rephrase the topic as a preliminary question to start seeking answers Evaluate your questions Using Library and Database Resources: journals and strategies Your preliminary questions have been satisfied when: 1. You are comfortable that your question is specific enough to be interesting
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course COMM 302 taught by Professor Laureltraynowicz during the Spring '09 term at Boise State.

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