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Research Methadology

Research Methadology

Duration (Days)

3

Overview

This course is designed to introduce participants to a number of research methods useful for academic and professional investigations of information practices, texts and technologies. By examining the applications, strengths and major criticisms of methodologies drawn from both the qualitative and quantitative traditions, this course permits an understanding of the various decisions and steps involved in crafting (and executing) a research methodology, as well as a critically informed assessment of published research.

Objectives
  • To provide participants with the tools and skills required to understand research terminology and assesspublished research

  • To identify the types of methods best suited for investigating different types of problems and questions

  • To develop research questions that are based on and build upon a critical appraisal of existing research

  • To design a research proposal

  • To begin initial preparations for embarking on a new research project

Course Outline
  • Introduction to research

  • Quantitative research methods

  • Quantitative research approaches

  • Data analysis

  • Theory in quantitative research articles

  • The toolkit

  • Data analysis

  • Develop literature review framework

  • Literature review

  • Mixed-methods design

  • Findings and discussions

  • SPSS outputs

  • Conclusions and recommendations