Methodology In Research Methodology

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This section provides a rationale for the choice of methodology and method adopted to address the research questions identified above. In addition, the reader will be directed towards the strengths and potential limitations of adopting them in investigating the topic. The choice of methodology is often influenced by the kind of research questions a study is seeking to address, in a sense the nature of the problem or phenomenon under discussion (Silverman, 2000). Multiple authors encourage researchers to think carefully about the particular approach and tactic they use in their studies, and in particular the sensitivities and ambiguities associated with particular issues and experiences (Hopkins, 2008, Morrow and Richards 1996, Greene and Hogan, 2005). Carey (2013) suggests that some…show more content…
Thyer (2010) highlights that the central limitation is that because secondary data is usually not collected for the same purpose as the original researcher had, the goals and purposes of the original researcher can potentially bias the study. Bryman (2008) warns that the person reviewing the secondary data can easily become overwhelmed by the volume of secondary data available, if selectivity is not exercised. After weighing up the pros and cons of both empirical and literature review, I came to a conclusion that a literature review will be more appropriate as a methodology for this study.
Methods are techniques and procedures followed in order to gather data relating to any topic under investigation (Carey, 2013). The underlying theory affects the choice of research methods including whether the researcher uses qualitative or quantitative methods, or a mixture of both, and why (Biggam, 2008). This study was conducted utilising existing literature from a variety of sources from books, academic journals and articles, legislation and policy documents and
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