Research Methods Key Terminology

Give a basic idea of what to include in an question asking about research 

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  • Research Methods: PERVERT
    • Practical: Time consuming or quick, does it require a lot or little money, it is hard to find people to take part in the research?
    • Ethical issues: Does the researcher lie, harm the participants or themselves and is the identity of the same confidential
    • Reliability: can you reply on the research?
    • Validity: How accurate is the research data is
    • Examples: Provide statistics, research, studies or example in the real world.
    • Representativeness: If macro then more peoples views are taken into account and represent the views of the wider society. if not then it shows the views of only a minority
    • Theory: Who likes the research? Positivists or interpretivists


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