Importance And Appropriateness Of Using Different Methodologies For Research

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The Importance and Appropriateness of Utilizing Different Methodologies for Research. Introduction The process of research entails the logical as well as systematic search for useful data and information with regard to a specific topic (Jha, 2008). It is also comprised of the investigation of the best, most cost effective and appropriate solutions to both social and scientific issues, following an objective and logical analysis. Jha, (2008) defines research as the search for knowledge and the discovery of the truth. During this process, the data can be gathered from a wide pool of sources among them interviews, books, nature among others.The data can then be analyzed with the appropriate data analysis tools, so as to report the findings in a clear and comprehensive manner . The research approach, the design and the research questions all have a close connection. The methodology usually entails not only the type of data to be used, but the researcher 's orientation to the process, and additionally , the claims made for the study. Currently, there are three primary paradigms that are used in research . They are the quantitative , qualitative and the mixed research methodologies.Quantitative research is highly dependent on the use of numbers, figures and statistics for testing the hypothesis as well as making predictions based on the amounts and ultimately providing a deblockedion of the findings using figures (Chilisa,2012). Qualitative research on the other hand, gives a deblockedion of the type,as well as the quality of the object in an attempt to better understand a phenomenon.The researchers commonly make use of narratives and deblockedions to offer a mental image of what the researcher observers. The nature of thi... ... middle of paper ... ...terpretation of the results and the publication of the findings in journals. References. Jha, N. (2008). Research methodology . Chandigarh: Abhishek Publications. Barton, A., Basham, M., Foy, C., Buckingham, K., & Somerville, M. (2007). The Watcombe Housing Study: the short term effect of improving housing conditions on the health of residents. Journal Of Epidemiology &Amp; Community Health , 61 (9), 771-777. doi:10.1136/jech.2006.048462 Allen, T. (2006). Improving housing, improving health: the need for collaborative working. British Journal Of Community Nursing , 11 (4), 157-161. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2006.11.4.20836 Krieger, J., & Higgins, D. (2002). Housing and Health: Time Again for Public Health Action. Am J Public Health , 92 (5), 758-768. doi:10.2105/ajph.92.5.758 Chilisa, B. (2012). Indigenous research methodologies . Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications.

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