Research Methods

The goal of the research process is to produce new knowledge or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. This process takes three main forms (although, as previously discussed, the boundaries between them may be obscure):

* Exploratory research, which helps to identify and define a problem or question.
* Constructive research, which tests theories and proposes solutions to a problem or question.
* Empirical research, which tests the feasibility of a solution using empirical evidence.

There are two major types of empirical research design: qualitative research and quantitative research. Researcher

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
The Craft of Research
Constructing Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis
The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers
Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes
Case Study Research: Design and Methods (Applied Social Research Methods)
Social Research Methods
Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook
Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods
Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies
Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research
Interviews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing
Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research
Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences

Research is a two-way process, search for what you have gained and what you have to lose; what you have lost and what you have to gain
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

A clever person can manipulate facts to mislead his or her constituents. However, a clever person can never modify the scientific truth because it contains empirical information which is impossible to contradict.
Saaif Alam

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