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
The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers
Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five Approaches
Constructing Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide through Qualitative Analysis (Introducing Qualitative Methods series)
Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Social Research Methods
Case Study Research: Design and Methods (Applied Social Research Methods)
Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook, 2nd Edition
Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods
The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research
InterViews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing
The Practice of Social Research

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

When conducting research, always formulate a strong hypothesis, create an organized methodology and develop a pragmatic solution. If you follow these strategies, your research theory can maximize benefits and minimize costs for targeted audiences in real life settings.
Saaif Alam

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