1. Ensuring the quality of research output
1.2. Study design or methodology
Study design or methodology is a crucial element in research in all subject areas. Depending on their research area, academics may opt for different approaches and use different methods and tools to collect and analyse data.
Becoming familiar with different research methods and their application will help you to evaluate the existing literature and choose the appropriate methodology for your research project.
The reading list in the final chapter includes some key texts on research methods that can be applied in different fields of research.
This presentation looks at some general concepts in study design, as well as introducing some software applications that can help with the collection and interpretation of data.
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