Research methods basics

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  • Research methods
    • Key concepts
      • Primary data
      • Secondary data
      • Qualitative
      • Quantitative
      • Validity
      • Reprsentativeness
      • Generalisability
      • Objectivity
      • Reliability
    • Influence on the research process
      • Practical = access, cost, time,
      • Ethical
        • Could your research conflict harm on the participiants, others/yourself?
      • Theoretical = usually influences their area of study e.g. feminists would study patrichal control
      • Triangulation = using more than one research metod
    • Types of research
      • Covert (unaware)
      • Overt (aware)
      • Surveys, questionaires, interiews
      • Participant
      • Observation

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