Qualitative researches are more for exploratory purposes, the researches allow the data to take them on different directions. Because these are more open to different interpretations, qualitative researches may lead to accusation of bias or personal subjectivity. In quantitative researches the reasoning is logistic and deductive whereas in qualitative researches the research is
2. What could be done so that CIOs and IT project managers would be more apt to use these tools? I believe CIO and IT project managers could possibly benefit from using these tools but only to a certain extent. I think it would be a good idea to use these tools as an idea for their own prediction, and then using other methods to find a more precise estimation. 3.
Assess the strengths and limitations of unstructured interviews for investigating the effects of streaming Unstructured interviews have advantages and disadvantages and as a qualitative method they are expressed through words and relay peoples thoughts and feelings. Unstructured interviews are interviews that don't have certain questions meaning its more free and relaxed. They give us a clear understanding of the interviewees because we use their answers to help us figure out the next set of questions, therefore becoming more appropriate and relevant. However, using unstructured interviews can also cause problems, for example, they take a long time to conduct. When looking at the advantages and disadvantages of using unstructured interviews to investigate streaming, we need to look at how this can effect the pupils.
A high quality proposal, on the other hand, not only promises success for the project, but also impresses your Thesis Committee about your potential as a researcher.A research proposal is intended to convince others that you have a worthwhile research project and that you have the competence and the work-plan to complete it. Generally, a research proposal should contain all the key elements involved in the research process and include sufficient information for the readers to evaluate the proposed study.Regardless of your research area and the methodology you choose, all research proposals must address the following questions: What you plan to accomplish, why you want to do it and how you are going to do it. The proposal should have sufficient information to convince your readers that you have an important research idea, that you have a good grasp of the relevant literature and the major issues, and that your methodology is sound. The quality of your research proposal depends not only on the quality of your proposed project, but also on the quality of your proposal writing. A good research project may run the risk of rejection simply because the proposal is poorly written.
This level of control might be different in the real world firm laboratory results to real world results. In addition specific answers will not necessarily reflect how people really feel about a subject and in some cases might just be the closest match. On the other hand the development of standard questions by researchers can lead to 'structural'
• The objectivity in documenting researcher observation because this process is inherently subjective. This can be mitigated by offering a review of observation by team members and this will filter out subjectivity. This can also be done by providing adequate training to the team to enhance inter-observer
There are a wide range of quantitative sources for example questionnaires, structured interviews, experiments and official statistics. Positivists favour the laboratory experiment because it reaches their goal of reliability. It lets the researcher recognize and assess behaviours quantitatively to control variables to create cause and effect relationships. Also, they know that they have control of the conditions in the experiment and they produce reliable data that means that future researchers can do the same experiment and get the same results as the first person that did the experiments. Positivists realise that there are some downfalls with using laboratory experiments and resort to the comparative method as they’re samples are usually quite small scale so the results may not be
Internal inconsistencies in the study reveal that the validity of some of the findings is questionable. The paper concludes by suggesting the necessity for combining - or sequentially chaining - different methods in research of this kind. Introduction Qualitative studies in psychology can be fascinating and insightful but they may leave readers with a quantitative disposition worrying about the generality of their findings. Quantitative studies, on the other hand, whilst providing data from larger and more representative samples, seem more mechanical and arid to qualitative researchers. But both methods have advantages and disadvantages (see e.g.,
In other words, though critical thinking principles are universal, their application to disciplines requires a process of reflective contextualization. Critical thinking is considered important in the academic fields because it enables one to analyze, evaluate, explain, and restructure their thinking, thereby decreasing the risk of adopting, acting on, or thinking with, a false belief. However, even with knowledge of the methods of logical inquiry and reasoning, mistakes can happen due to a thinker's inability to apply the methods or because of character traits such as egocentrism. Critical thinking includes identification of prejudice, bias, propaganda, self-deception, distortion, misinformation, etc. Given research in cognitive psychology, some educators believe that schools should focus on teaching their students critical thinking skills and cultivation of intellectual traits.
They wish to rise above the subjective and descriptive data given by the interactionalists. Positivists prefer taking objective social facts as evidence to back up theoretical assumptions. In general, Positivists are bound to use quantitative data as a means of research source. Quantitative data is usually presented in numeric form, and one object of using quantitative data is to achieve precision. Although positivists prefer taking objective social facts into account, it is evident that they are subjective in the source of data they will use, or are bound to use.