Research methods is an interdisciplinary area that is important to many subjects. Here at Kortext, we have a range of digital guides and ebooks, manuals and research findings, to help you expand your understanding of the topic.
Social research methods
Social research methodologies can be quantitative or qualitative. Quantitative methods tend to be focused on statistical analysis, while qualitative methods analyse language in order to draw conclusions. Taking the example of psychology, we can see how social science research methods are applied.
By studying participants closely, the psychologist can construct meaningful studies, the data of which can be analysed statistically to find meaningful results. Examples of this could include measuring individual or group human behaviour and transforming the findings into useable numerical values. This is quantitative research.
Examples of qualitative research methods in psychology include face-to-face interviews, group research, surveys, telephone interviews. The findings are then used to gain a general understanding of a topic, or as a basis for further quantitative research.
Ethics is very important in research methods, whatever the field. For this reason, you can find information on ethical guidelines for a variety of subject areas.
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