Advantages Of Inductive Research

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self-report, that is, the people respond to a series of questions posed by the investigator (Polit & Hunglar, 1993). A survey is a non-experimental, descriptive research method.
Survey Type Advantages Disadvantages
Mail • Easy and cost efficient. • Response rate are typically low. • No interview, respondents may be more willing to share information. • Not appropriate for low literacy audiences. • No interviewer, respondents be probed
Phone • Large scale accessibility in many countries. • Lack of visual materials. • Rapid data collection, particularly with the integration of CATI (computer assisted telephone interviewing system). • Call screening is common. • Quality control • Limited open-end questions or time constraints due to more
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• Passive and boring lessons.
• One way communication.

Neuman (2003: 51) affirms inductive research o begin with detailed observations of the world, which moves towards more abstract generalization and ideas. In other words, when following inductive approach, beginning with a topic, a researcher tends to develop empirical generalizations preliminary relationships as he progresses through his research.
Inductive approach starts with the observations and theories are formulated towards the end of the research and as a result of observations (Goddard and Mellville, 2004). Inductive research involves the search of pattern from observation and the development of explanations- theories- for those patterns through series of hypotheses” (Bernad, 2011: 7). In other words, no theories would apply in inductive studies at the beginning of the research and the researcher is free in terms of altering the direction for the study after the research process had commenced. Advantages of Inductive research Approach
• Meaningful, memorable and lesson students discover themselves.
• Stimulate students cognitive.
• Active and interesting
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The researcher selected the area of Atlantis, Cape Town to conduct the research due to convenience. This method was chosen because of the advantages that are already listed on the previous chapter.

A questionnaire was chosen as a data collection instrument. Data was collected with the aid of questionnaires to evaluate the causes of defects on the low cost houses in Western Cape. Questionnaires were decided upon because of the following:
• They are easy to understand and the response will be faster.
• They require less time and energy to administer.
• They offer the possibility of anonymity because subject’s names were not required on the completed questionnaire Collection Procedures
Data will be obtained by personal visits and physical inspection and observations. Data Analyses
After the data is collected it will be organised and analysed. For analysis of closed-ended questions, a computer programme called Microsoft Excel is going to be used. Data is going to be analysed by using descriptive statistics. Frequency, mode, mean and percentage tables are going to be drawn and from those the data is going to be presented in a form of a
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