CHAPTER 6.ppt - 6-1 Chapter 6a Research Design An Overview Dr Samiul Parvez Ahmed What Is Research Design \u2022 Many definitions of research design \u2022

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Chapter 6a Chapter 6a 6-1 Research Design: Research Design: An Overview An Overview Dr. Samiul Parvez Ahmed
What Is Research Design? Many definitions of research design Research design is the blueprint for fulfilling research objectives and answering questions. Its essentials include: an activity and time-based plan , a plan based on the research questions , a guide for selecting sources and types of information, a framework for specifying the relationships among the study’s variables, and a procedural outline for every research activity. Blueprint Plan Guide Framewo rk
Research Design Descriptors The degree to which the research question has been crystallized Exploratory study Formal study The method of data collection Monitoring Communication Study The power of the researcher to produce effects in the variables under study Experimental Ex post facto The purpose of the study Reporting Descriptive Causal-Explanatory Causal-Predictive The time dimension Cross-sectional Longitudinal The topical scope — breadth and depth — of the study Case Statistical study The research environment Field setting Laboratory research Simulation The participants’ perceptional awareness of the research activity Actual routine Modified routine
6-4 Research Design Research Design is the detail elaboration (e.g. plan/structure) of the process or the methodology to investigate the research question/hypothesis
6-5 Research Design There can be multiple ways to reach to the answer. But the appropriate way depends on the purpose of the research and the nature of the investigative question/hypothesis Design the research accordingly Exploratory, Causal? Observation, Survey, Experimentation? Qualitative or Quantitative Approaches? Primary or Secondary Data? Generalization or Case Study?
6-6 Degree to Structure of Research Question Crystalized Established Hypothesis Clear Objective Precise Procedure (Mostly Quantitative) Defined Data Sources Clear Data Analysis Technique Usually Generalizable

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