DELIMITATIONS Delimitation defines the purpose of study; they define the parameters of the investigation. These features on the study that it can be controlled s as to determine the parameters or the scope of the study. Features that you can control so you do not go beyond your boundaries. They help you know exactly what you want to do in your research .In an educational research delimitation will frequently with items such as population and sample, treatment and setting and instrumentation. Delimitations factors includes the choices of objective ,research questions , perspective that you adopted, variables of interests and population you choose to investigate.
Research Research is defined as ‘a diligent and systematic investigation/ inquiry into a subject in order to discover or receive facts, theories and to find answers to a problem etc. Research is done when we want to find something. 2. Qualitative research Design Qualitative research is a method of inquiry employed in many different academic disciplines, traditionally in the social sciences, but also in market research and further contexts. Qualitative researchers aim to gather an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior.
We, as humans, are prone to influence. Whether in the form of language from peer pressure or evoked poignance from movies, our personal knowledge, which includes our values, interests, and perceptions, is easily changed. Knowledge is divided into two kinds: shared and personal.1 Shared knowledge can be everything from concrete observations to amorphous ideas that are commonly accepted while personal knowledge is formed through unique experiences which are private to one. What ways of knowing are most effective in molding personal knowledge from shared knowledge in a certain case? The essay will discuss ways of knowing such as language, reason, and emotions and the prominent effects of shared knowledge in cases in natural sciences and ethics.
In qualitative research, the researcher interprets the data by developing a description, analyzing data and finally drawing conclusions about its meaning theoretically. The characteristics of qualitative research (Rossman and Rallis, 1998) cited in Creswell are: 1) Qualitative research usually done in the field. Meaning that the researcher should go to the field of the research object in order to collect the primary data. In this case, researcher will be able to know and understand deeply about the research object and gain better experience and got more detail data. 2) Qualitative research uses data collective which involve the participant actively and sensitively in the study.
“Mixed method” refers to research in which the researcher collects and analyses data, integrates the finding, and draws inferences using more than one method. 4.1 Evaluate appropriate research methodologies in terms of the research question The purpose of inquiry methodological analysis is to discover answers to questions through the application program of scientific routine. The main aim of research is to discover out the Truth, which is skin and which has not been discovered as yet. The following type of research methodologies is used by researchers to gain understanding. Action Research Intervention Research
Because theories are constructed in order to explain and predict and master phenomena. So, in many instances, theories are constructed as models of reality. In a research, a conceptual framework is used to outline the possible courses of action to an idea, it is an analytical tool with several variations and contexts. In developing this, you need to first select the concepts, then identify the interrelationships of each concepts, formulate the definition, and formulate the theoretical rationale. (www.southeaster.edu retrieved 2003 September).
Chapter 3 Methodology Research Design Different types of research design are selected according to the needs of the research. In this specific study, research used to intend mixed research design because this study is depending upon both quantitative and qualitative data. The means of data collection will be gathered through primary and secondary sources. Research Approach To conduct a research, it is necessary to determine what approach is being implemented as typically scientific investigation involves alternating among induction and deduction. Research approaches are based on the procedures and plans of research that extent the assumptions to detailed methods of interpretation, data collection and analysis.
4 METHODOLOGY: 4.1 STUDY DESIGN The research approach that will be employed for this research study will be in a case study form. The researcher will make use of a qualitative literature assessment approach as it will enable the researcher to use relevant literature to review an existing- or suggest a new hypothesis (Kothari:2004). Research will be analytical and instrumental, using existing information and knowledge; as well as applied, in order to find a solution to the immediate problem. 4.2 CASE STUDY The use of a case study method has been chosen by the researcher. According to Yin, (Yin: 2003a) the case study has the strength of being able to collect evidence from multiple sources citing that either qualitative data, quantitative data
(2007) mentioned that it is important to have a clear research strategy (design), a general plan of how the researcher will go about answering the research questions. Research strategy should contain clear objectives derived from the research questions; also, it should identify the sources from which the researcher intends to collect data. Sekaran (2003) pointed out that research design involves a series of rational decisions. These are: identifying the purpose of the study, whether it is exploratory, descriptive or hypothesis testing; identifying the type of investigation; deciding the extent of the researcher’s intervention; identifying the study setting; deciding measurement and measures; deciding data analysis; deciding data collection methods; deciding time horizon; deciding sampling design; identifying the unit of analysis. Accordingly, the choice of research design depends on the research questions, objectives and research philosophy.
Saurabh Jain BA LLB Section-E Approaches to Social Research In this essay, I would like to talk about the nature and the process of social research as talked about by Alan Bryman and about the various challenges that are faced by social researchers undertaking the research work. It is very important to understand the social research methods because of various reasons, firstly it helps us to understand the basic concept of the research work and how when inexperienced people try to do research work they end up making very common mistakes such as vague and ambiguous questions in questionnaires and resorting to practices which are ethically wrong. Secondly, a good understanding also provides us with a critical edge which