Knowing Research

This category has everything you need to know about Research basics, history, steps, definitions, applications, characteristics and research types.

How to Reach a Wider Audience for your Research?

reach wider audience

You put months of hard work in research writing, editing, proofreading, and finalizing it. A little extra effort will help your research reach wider audience. Identify the type of audience that can benefit from your research. Your audience can be academics, healthcare workers, business practitioners, general public etc. If your research reaches wider audience your research will get more citation …

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Snowball Sampling in Qualitative Research

Snowball sampling

Snowball sampling is a type of non-random sampling technique. In this technique the sample grows like a snowball which means that existing sampling units select more units from their friends, family, or relatives. The researcher selects and adds more participants until the saturation point is reached. There are two important factors in deciding about the saturation point: first, the required …

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Convenience Sampling in Qualitative Research

Convenience sampling

Convenience sampling is a type of non-probability sampling. In this technique the researcher selects sample on the basis of convenience. This makes it easier for the researcher to select any sample that is available. But on the other hand the sample is non-random and therefore based on availability. This makes it less generalizable than any other randomly selected sample. When …

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General Strategies for Sample Selection

Sample selection

What are some general strategies for sample selection? Why the right selection of sampling method is so important for any research? There are two broad classifications of sampling procedures: random and non random sampling. Both of these methods have several techniques and researcher select a technique that is most pertinent to their research. Sometimes there are more than one sampling …

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Identify your Research Interests

research interests

How to identify your research interests and why it is important? Throughout our academic and research career we identify that we have some areas of interests that we prefer to study more than the others. Mostly, we are willing to work hard on interesting topics. On the other hand, lack of interest means that we find it overwhelming when we …

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Purposeful Sampling in Qualitative Research

purposeful sampling

Purposeful sampling is a non-random sampling technique that utilizes a specific criteria or purpose to select particular sample. The researcher may use one or more than one strategies or criteria to select the sample. The aim is to collect in depth information from the right respondents. Principles of purposeful sampling The basic principle of purposeful sampling is that information is …

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How to Cite Newspaper Articles?

To understand how to cite newspaper articles one needs to know the elements of citation that are present in the newspaper. Every newspaper has a name, the articles have a title and author name, editor name and page numbers. There are certain guidelines to follow to cite these elements when you are using a newspaper article in your research. You …

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Quota Sampling in Qualitative Research

Criterion Sampling

Quota sampling is a type of non-probability sampling in statistics and research. It is somewhat similar to stratified sampling except that it is a non-random sampling method. Its use is more common when there is no obvious sampling frame available or the researcher has a low budget and less time to undertake the research. Sampling process The method for sample …

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Rigor in a Research

rigor in research

Rigor in a research means quality control, there is no science without rigor. You need rigor to make your research valid, reliable, generalizable, and authentic. So, in a sense rigor comes first and then you can say that your research has all other characteristics. While rigor improves validity, reliability, and reproducibility of a research but of course it is not …

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How to Critically Evaluate Quality of a Research Article?

quality of a research article

The quality of a research article depends on several factors. It is important to critically evaluate the research article to know the truth behind the claims before using it as a reference in your research paper. Critical evaluation of the research article helps you identify the strength and weaknesses of the research. You can determine whether the article is useful …

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