Research Methodology & Design
Being cognitive about cognition. Research, the mental action of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses!
We work with you to develop a vibrant data taxonomy (coding structure) and code your data accordingly, assist you with data collection and data analysis for both qualitative and quantitative studies.
Data management in research is the upkeep and maintenance of the data that is produced during the course of a research study. Data management is an integral part of the research process and helps to ensure that the student’s data is properly organised, described, preserved, and shared. Data management includes data structuring or coding, data collection, data analysis and data archiving.
Qualitative data analysis: We help you with the codified analysis of your data.
Quantitative data analysis: We help you with the statistical analysis of your data.
We assist you with distinguishing and formulating all the aspects of the sample universe, the sample size and the sample type.
A well-defined and structured sample strategy ensures that the correct assortment of data sources is composed that is descriptive of the population from whom the data is acquired in a response to the research aim, objectives and research questions of the study. Sampling management is, thus, the identification and protection of the participants that are engaged as research respondents during the course of a research study. Research respondents are groups of people, objects, or items that are taken from a larger population and engaged in the research study. The sample should be representative of the population to ensure that the researcher can generalise the findings from the research sample to the population as a whole. Researchers have to manage the sample universe, the sample size and the sample method or type.
We assist you with the design of your survey questionnaire or interview schedule according to your needs, which we host and maintain online for ease of access to your sample group.
Surveys are quantitative research procedures in which researchers administer a questionnaire to a sample or to the entire population of people to describe specific phenomena such as the attitudes, opinions, behaviours, or characteristics of the population. The results of a survey questionnaires reflect quantitative statistics.
On the other hand, interviews are a qualitative research techniques that involve conducting structured, semi-structured or unstructured one-on-one in-depth interviews with a small number of research respondents to explore their perspectives on a particular idea, program, situation or phenomena. The results of an interview is transcribed and analysed based on a codification taxonomy.