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Reliability in Survey Design

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Discussion

The purpose of the Discussion section is to interpret and synthesize your findings. The function of the Discussion is to interpret your results. You need to connect your findings to what was already known about the topic/issue. Explain how you view the developments. Pivot your discussion on your findings or results. Always connect the Discussion to the Introduction section by using the research question(s) or hypotheses you have put forward … Continue Reading

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Research Methods

Your study’s validity is judged through your methods section (DUE DATE: November 9th). You should clearly describe how your study was made possible and justify your study’s research design. What was done to answer your research questions or address your hypothesis or research questions. Why was the method chosen and how it best helps you to answer your questions? (Provide reasons for using the chosen research method).  The methods section … Continue Reading

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Literature Review

The literature review section (DUE DATE: October 24th) should show that you’ve done an extensive search on the topic and the relevant studies. It should demonstrate that you can critically discussing the research literature of your research area. To do so, consult with scholarly journal articles, industry reports, white papers, and the like. The following considerations apply to the literature review as well as other sections of the final project. … Continue Reading

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Introduction

You are required to submit (DUE DATE: October 10th) the Introduction section that should include the following information: Project Information Page: Please provide the following information: First and last names Email address Team Leader Date of submission Name of instructor School & University Information Project Title Page: Provide a tentative title for your final paper. The title may well change between the proposal and the final project. Introduction: Provide a … Continue Reading

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Research Proposal Guidelines

You will be working in teams to finalize your proposals. The research proposal (carrying 50 points) should be between 2 to 5 pages, and organized as follows: Introducing the Topic: In a couple of paragraphs, introduce the general concept of your research study and provide background information about the wider area your topic falls into. Goals Statement: Describe the goals of your research project and outline your specific thesis in … Continue Reading

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Research Ethics

What are the ethical dilemmas facing researchers and the overall academic community? What would you say about the role of Sci-Hub ? Are they justified in their actions?  

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How to read a research paper

Jennifer Raff wrote a useful article on her blog about the best way to read a research article. She sums up the process in the following eleven points. 1. Begin by reading the introduction, not the abstract. 2. Identify the big question. 3. Summarize the background in five sentences or less. 4. Identify the specific question(s). 5. Identify the approach. 6. Read the methods section. 7. Read the results section. 8. Determine whether the results … Continue Reading

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