Lecture 3 September 19th, 2019


  • Lecture 3, September 19, 2019: Research Designs  

Choosing a Research Design and Methods

Bringing Research Orientation and Design Together

The Proposal

Stages and associated sets of decisions

Processes of planning, conducting and writing up research

The rights and responsibilities of researchers

Writing proposals and explaining methodologies and methods

Determining choice and research design (role of hermeneutics)

Preparing a research proposal

Required Readings: Alan Bryman and Edward Bell (2019):  Chapter 2 and 15.

Appendix to Part I: The Ideal Stages of Research


Further  Resources (optional):

Concept Mapping   http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/conmap.php

Conceptualizing http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/resprob.php

Problem Formulation http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/probform.php

Foundations  http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/intres.php

Language of Research http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/language.php

Five Big Words  http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/naturres.php

Types of Questions http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/resques.php

Write-Up   http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/writeup.php

Key Elements http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/guideelements.php

Formatting http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/formatting.php

Sample Paper http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/sampaper.php

The Process of Research Writing Steven D. Krause, Eastern Michigan University Version 1.0, Spring 200  http://www.stevendkrause.com/tprw/