Methodology And Interpretation Of Quantitative Research

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2. Research methodology Introduction Since research methods are the practical techniques used to carry out research, this section of the study focuses on discussion of methodology and the methods that will be employed in the research. The section consists of research design, population, sampling techniques, source of data, research instrument, data collection procedure and methods of data analysis and interpretation. To provide the detail of each sub methodology application, the student researcher discusses each separately as follows. 2.1 Research design In order to achieve the objectives of this study, the research will employee quantitative research design. Quantitative methods are characterized by measurable data which can be expressed in numbers. The choice of quantitative approach for this research was because of quantitative research aims to determine how one variable affects another in a population, by quantifying the relationships between variables (Creswell, 2009). So, the study quantifies the relationship between variables by applying quantitative approach. 2.2 Population The target populations of this study are all civil servant working under city administration Addis Ababa on a permanent bases. 3.3 Sampling techniques There are several ways in which potential participants can be selected for inclusion in a research study, and the manner in which participants are selected is determined by several factors, including the research question being investigated, the research design being used, and the availability of appropriate numbers and types of study participants (Geoffrey, 2005). It is typically not practical to include every member of the population in a research study. Time, money, and resources are three limiting... ... middle of paper ... analyzing every question. To increase the level of confidence interval, those who took questionnaires were recorded including their names and classes and finally checked whether they respond it or not. 3.7 Data analysis techniques The collected data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics i.e. Percentage, mean, standard deviation and inferential statistics (an independent sample T-test, Pearson correlation, ANOVA and Chi-square). 3.8 Ethical consideration Before data collection, the purpose and procedure of the study will be explained to the respondents and verbal informed consent will be obtained. Respondent will not required writing their name and also Attitude, opinion, and belief of respondent will be kept confidential.
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