Research Methods: Developing your research design

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About this guide

This guide aims to help you to:

  • understand the purpose of a research design
  • understand the significance of formulating a research question
  • develop the initial focus of your research by exploring different potential starting points for this
  • understand different ways of categorising research questions
  • identify the characteristics of good research questions and apply these in practice
  • develop and evaluate your own research questions
  • operationalize your research aim so that you can develop appropriate research tools to answer your research questions by developing question-method connections in your own research
  • improve your research data through understanding the nature of validity and reliability and exploration factors that could impact on theseĀ