A research design provides the structure or blueprint for the research. What is called a research design here is sometimes called a research strategy, method, or methodology in other research methodology literature. Although research is often guided by a variation of only one research design, it is possible to have more than one design, where a secondary research design is used to support the primary research design.
It is used in a Research Scheme.
Research designs can be divided into two main types: Empirical Research Designs and NonEmpirical Research Designs. Although some sources group research designs by quantitative and qualitative designs, designs are not intrinsically qualitative or quantitative. Here, a quantitative, qualitative, or hybrid, research approach is added as a property of a Research Design.
We usually do not create instances of this main research design category. Rather, we create instances of a specific research design.
A research design has 2 properties:
- A Research Approach (see Property:Has research approach).
- One or more Research Methods which will be used to gather the data (see Property:Has research method).
- Biggam, J. (2011). Succeeding With Your Master’s Dissertation: A Step-By-Step Handbook, 2nd edn, Open University Press, Maidenhead.
This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
Pages in category ‘Research Design’
The following 36 pages are in this category, out of 36 total.