What do you mean by term 'Research Methods' and Research Methodology' ? ExplainMy question is related with Research Methodology Subject

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Research methodology is a term that basically means the science of how research is done scientifically.  It is a way to systematically and logically solve a problem, help us understand the process not just the product of research, and analyzes methods in addition to the information obtained by them.

Quantitative Research Methods (typically tests a hypothesis):

  • surveys
  • experiments
  • statistical analysis
  • analysis of previous research

Qualitative Research Methods (typically generates a hypothesis based on data collection):

  • case studies
  • questionnaires
  • personal accounts
  • unstructured interviews
  • participant observations

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