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What is Research Methodology?
Research methodology is the specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, process, and analyze information about a topic. In a research paper, the methodology section allows the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability. The methodology section answers two main questions: How was the data collected or generated? How was it analyzed?
Books & Resources on Research Methodology
The Researcher's Toolkit by The Researcher's Toolkit is a practical rather than academic text, for all those undertaking, perhaps for the first time, small-scale research. Written by an experienced team of practising researchers, it covers the entire research process - from designing and submitting a research proposal, through to its completion. This book is suitable for all researchers, but is particularly designed for those practitioner-based researchers from the fields of education, social work, nursing, criminal justice and community work.
Call Number: Q 180.55.M4 RES
Publication Date: 2000-11-06
Practical Research by Written in uncommonly engaging, lucid, and elegant prose, this book is an "understand-it-yourself, do-it-yourself" manual designed to help readers understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to genuinely significant results. & It guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem to study, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. This book will show readers two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally. For researchers and research analysts in any discipline.
Call Number: Q 180.55.M4 LEE
Publication Date: 1974-01-01
Using Research Instruments: a Toolkit for Researchers
Whether you are registered on a research methods course, perhaps as an undergraduate or a postgraduate student, or if, once in work you find yourself having to conduct a modest piece of research as part of your job or study programme, learning about research methods is not easy.
Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Social Media Resources
Network of researchers who have "Research Methods" as an interest.
Research Methods Powerpoint Slides
LinkedIn is aimed at the individual researcher. Millions of users are registered globally.
ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.