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Data Triangulation in Qualitative Research

Written by Saira Naeem Data triangulation in qualitative research is used as a means to make sure that the research is AffluentRobustComprehensive and Well developed What does data triangulation mean? Data triangulation is where the researcher uses two or more methods for the verification of the findings and results. Data triangulation is also called cross examination because it double or even triple checks …

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Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Research

It is a common practice in clinical studies to clearly identify the inclusion and exclusion criteria for the research participants. The researcher uses a criteria that defines what participants should participate in the clinical trial. The researcher also specify a criteria to explain why other participants cannot participate in the research. Factors influencing inclusion and exclusion criteria The inclusion of …

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Understanding Data Collection in Research

Written by Saira Naeem When doing research you are going to hear the words data and data collection often enough, you are going to be asked what your data is? How you are going to gather the requisite data? What methods have you used to collect the data? What were your sources of data?  And so on. Therefore, instead of …

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Bias in Data Collection in Research

bias in data collection

Bias in data collection can be introduced by the researcher or other people involved in the data collection process. This can occur during sampling or during the construction of the instrument, as well as during the submission and gathering of data. Data collection process is an important phase of research since all the data results, analysis, evaluations, and conclusions depend …

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Purpose of sampling in research

Sampling

Written by Saira Naeem Before diving head on into the purpose of sampling in research, a quick revision of the previous information and known facts, definitions etc may be needed. As you know a sample is a subset or a smaller part chosen from a larger population.A sample is chosen using any one of the techniques of probability of non …

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Random Sampling in Research

Simple random sampling

Written by Saira Naeem As a student of research you most certainly would have heard and be familiar with the terms populations, samples, probability and non probability sampling methods etc. These are all sampling terminologies an understanding of these terminologies help the researcher in undertaking the research. While there are various text books on research methods that most certainly and …

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Research Interests and Commitments

Every researcher has some interests that underlie the research. These interests can be personal, professional, or financial. Researcher’s personal interest sometimes come in conflict with professional interests. There should have to be a balance between these interests. The researcher has a commitment to the field of research, to other researchers (research community), and to the society. The researcher should know …

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Treatment of Data in Research

The correct treatment of data in research is important in maintaining the authenticity, reliability, and accuracy of the research. Inaccurate treatment of data can be done in many forms and in different intensity. A data that has been totally altered or produced without any real experiments is called a fraudulent data. Presenting fraudulent data in a research will not only …

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Responsible Conduct of Research

responsible conduct of research

In recent years what is responsible conduct of research and how it should be maintained is a question that has gained a lot of importance. A responsible conduct of research means an obligation that the researcher will abide by the rules, regulations and standards of responsible research criteria. UC Santa Barbara Office of Research defines responsible conduct of research as …

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Laboratory Safety in Research

laboratory safety in research

Laboratory safety in research is a concern for both the individuals involved in conducting the experiments as well as for the persons in-charge of the laboratory. The persons in-charge of the laboratory include laboratory supervisors, laboratory managers and other laboratory workers. There are government regulated regulations for laboratory safety. The researcher should be well aware of those rules and should …

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