Selection of a sample in a research process

Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:15
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Selecting a Sample in a research process

The accuracy of your estimates largely rest on the way you select your sample. The basic objective of any sampling design is to minimise the gap between the values obtained from your sample and those prevalent or dominant in the population. Continue Reading »

Definition of Research tool | Different forms of research tool

Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:09
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Constructing a Research tool for data collection

Research tool may be defined as:

Anything that becomes a means of collecting information for your study is called a research tool or a research instrument. For example, observation forms, interview schedules, questionnaires, and interview guides are all classified as research tools. Continue Reading »

Selecting a research design | Main functions of a research design

Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:09
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Conceptualising a research design

An extremely important feature of research is the use of scientific methods. Research process involves systematic, controlled, valid and carefully established associations and causes that permit similar outcomes under the given set of conditions.

Research process also involves

  1. identifying gaps in knowledge.
  2. verification of what is already known.
  3. Identification of past errors and limitations. Continue Reading »

Formulation of a research problem

Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:03
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Formulation of a research problem

This is the first and the most important step of the research process. It identifies your destination.

As in the absence of destination, it is impossible to identify the shortest route. In the absence of a clear research problem, a clear and economical plan is impossible.  Continue Reading »

Sources for selection of research problem

Friday, August 21, 2015 0:33
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Sources for selection of research problem

If you have not yet selected a research problem and do not know where to start then this article may help you. Most research in humanities revolves around four P’s:

  • People which may be individuals, organizations, groups or communities.
  • Problems which is the study of issues, situations, associations, needs etc. Continue Reading »

What can be a research topic for your study and its Importance

Thursday, August 20, 2015 23:27
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Research Problem

Any question that you want answered and any assumption that you want to challenge or investigate can become a research topic for your study. 

However, it may be remembered that not all the problems can be converted into research problem. Some may prove to be extremely difficult to study. Potential research questions may come to us on a regular basis. The process of formulating them in a meaningful way Continue Reading »

Difference between climate and weather

Monday, August 17, 2015 16:26

Difference between climate and weather

Weather is a description of the physical conditions of the atmosphere ( moisture, temperature, pressure,light, vegetation and wind) all of which Continue Reading »

Reasons for Literature review before starting research

Friday, August 14, 2015 16:57
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Reasons for Literature review

One of the essential task when you undertake a research, is to review the existing literature. This is to equipped yourself with the available domain of knowledge in your area of interest. Reviewing this literature may be time consuming or frustrating. But you should not become discouraged because you will find it fruitful in the end. A literature review has three functions. It helps you to: Continue Reading »

Simple and Differential levelling

Friday, August 14, 2015 12:31

Simple levelling

When it is required to find the difference between two points which are visible from a single position of level. Then the method used is simple levelling.

Suppose A and B are two points Continue Reading »

Definition of Change Point and Station

Thursday, August 13, 2015 21:44

Change Point

It may be defined as:

A Change Point ( C.P) is a point which shows the shifting of the level. It is a point on which fore and back sights are taken. Any stable and well defined object such as boundary stone, Continue Reading »