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Research Design

Research Design
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Author(s): Krishantha Wisenthige (Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 20
Source title: Social Research Methodology and Publishing Results: A Guide to Non-Native English Speakers
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Candauda Arachchige Saliya (Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6859-3.ch006


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The framework of methods and techniques that the researcher has chosen to conduct the research is described as research design. In social science research, it is required to collect evidence relevant to the research problem, especially evidence required to evaluate a problem, to test the theory, or to describe a phenomenon. Successful research designs should be able to provide research insights that are accurate and unbiased. This chapter covers the type of research designs, and names key characteristics of a good research design; neutrality, reliability, validity, and ability for generalization as well as qualitative, quantitative, mix method research, and fix and flexible research designs.

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