Research Methods: Developing your research design

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An introduction to data analysis

When you have collected your data it is necessary to analyse it in order to draw out what the data tells you in relation to your research questions. The approach you use to analyse your data will depend on whether a qualitative or quantitative approach was used to gather the data, although there are overlaps such as the use of coding of survey data. To develop your understanding of different approaches for analysing data gathered using qualitative and quantitative approaches, it is recommended that you read about these and the links below will provide you with a starting point:

Sources of further information: Qualitative research approach

Coding qualitative data

Sources of further information: Quantitative research approach

Introduction to quantitative data analysis approaches