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There are a number of ways that survey questions may be problematic. You should not ask questions that your respondents are unlikely to know the answers to, or imply a demand for an unreasonable degree of precision. If you provide a set range of answers for participants, make sure that they are clear about whether […]

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Reflecting on the Starting to think about research methods material, I start to think about which methods I’d like to explore in the next two weeks. So, considering the first question, which is: “What kind of topics are you interested in researching?”- I’m interested in homeopathy research. What initial research questions might be starting to emerge for you? As […]

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If your interest in primarily in educational research, we recommend the following textbook: Arthur, J., Waring, M., Coe, R. and Hedges, L. (eds) (2012). Research Methods and Methodologies in Education. London, Sage. There are two main reasons this book has been chosen. First, it is structured in a helpful way, divided into three ‘dimensions’: research designs, data collection tools, […]

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