I hope to find the Students' Guide to Methods and Methodology in the library. I tutor two graduate students and your information has been most informative. Thank you very much Deborah, with your specification on method and methodology, I can differentiate them now as well explaining them clearly in my research and to others who are interested in research.
Dear Deborah, Thanks, this article has clarified my thoughts around these two confusing terms. In conversation with the Troika Part 1 Wayne Barry. I would like to know about conceptual frame work, how is it involved in research? Hi Jospeh, here is a PowerPoint to help you: Thank you so much Deborah for giving such a wonderful way of differenciating methods and methodoligy. Thank you for your clear explanation. I do have a chapter on on this but it's at Masters level.
Thanks for your post…it has helped me though i still need more examples of methods and methodology. Thank you very much for your clear explanation on the difference between methods and methodology. This is very helpful. I really needed something practical and to the point. Though I was thinking along the same lines, this post just gave me the reassurance that I needed. Hi Deborah, thanks this is very useful! However, when we are doing our PhD, for instance we have four sub research questions, So it means that each of them will have their own methodology and methods, and then we also will have one GRAND methodology for our MAIN research questions.
Hi Annisa, There is one methodology that is applied to the entire research project — not one for each research question. When examining methodology you look at the project as a whole. You have just enlightened me no end!! Hi Rowley, A big congrats for your return to academia and becoming a PhD student.
Thanks for explaining this better than what i have so far found. What I have gathered is method is the way you conduct the research and methodology is why you chose that method. There could be other alternatives too. Could you give some other example as well because I saw two questions which leave me more mixed up:. Hi Piu, spot on regarding the simple difference between methods and methodology. With regards to your two questions, the same principles apply. Why choose a particular reserch method?
The answer should be because it is the most effective method to answer the research quetions and it is appropriate for the participants. So you would need to give your reasons for choosing focus groups over one-to-one interviews. Question 2 merely asks you to expand your answer by elaborating on your methodologies. In other words, how and why you have designed the whole research project in a particualr way.
So I am an undergrad nursing student trying to explain methodology used and compare 2 studies qualitative and quantitative. Would the methodologies be the theories and theorists that the researcher has used to choose the design and method of collecting their data? Methodology — The process of fully interrogating the values and assumptions that influence the study. For more information about the values and assumptions that influence your research see http: Gabriel, this is very nicely described.
You are totally correct in your advice on the two being needing to be thought of and understood at the onset of a study. Fortunately, I saw that there was a need for me to understand it early enough during my previous doctoral program simply due to the fact that I kept seeing the two different words in various information.
It was then that I decided to look deeper to find out why one was always just called "methods" while the other was "methodology". Thank you for sharing this thoughtful and needed post. Can you help me with my undergrad thesis problem? Hi Nurtimhar, I am going to write a post today on writing literature reviews that should help you — so keep an eye out — or sign up to my RSS feed! Could you please help with the correct link to follow. Hi Christy, here is the link: Thank you for your views of posting very interesting and important explanation on PhD as I am on the way to complete my PhD preliminary tentative research proposal.
As you read you will find specific areas that interest you — for example, occupational health. You should narrow your reading to this area and look for the gaps in the literature. I am in the second year of my PhD and you just helped me understand the fundamental difference between methods and methodology. I have been interchanging them for a while and confusing theoretical frameworks with methodology every now and then.
You have a teaching gift. Thanks a million it has helped to a great extent. Research method refers to the specific mode of gathering data. For example one method might be interviews. Research technique refers to the approach used for a specific method. For example, open-ended interviews is one technique that can be used when conducting interviews; semi-structured is another.
So there is a distinct difference between method and technique. I need your help in determining the Methodology and Methods and as well I need to know how much I should write for the main topic and the research question? These are best directed towards your supervisor or tutor. If your door is open to me I will like to develop a good relationship academically.
Thanks a million, billion and trillion times for your patience to explain these terms Dr Deborah, I really appreciate your work. Hello deborah, I am just getting used to the concept of methods, methodology, theoretical framework, literature review. I was really happy to have stumbled on your write-up plus the comments.
Unfortunately, none of the links in the comment section is working. Please mail me the active links for the above headings. Thank you very much Deborah, I really gained a lot from your explanation of the different between methods and methodology research.
Thank you very much Deborah. Your article and your replies to comments have been helpful. Can I just make sure I got it right?
I could have used surveys method. Is this example correct? No doubt, you considered the options and decided that in-depth interviews would be the best method to explore graduate perceptions.
I would have used this method myself — sounds like a great study! HI Deborah, I am planning to conduct research. Can you suggest what methods I could apply? Hi Muhyas, This could be done in a number of ways. To give you one suggestion, you could do a mixed methods study involving quantitative and qualitative methods. You could begin with a quantitative method such as a questionnaire, finding out from the respondents what type of translation tools they use, how often etc.
You could then interview some of the respondents qualitative method to ask in-depth, probing questions on their experience of using the translation tool and how effective it was for them. Doing this shifts it away from its true epistemological meaning and reduces it to being the procedure itself, or the set of tools, or the instruments that should have been its outcome. A methodology is the design process for carrying out research or the development of a procedure and is not in itself an instrument, or method, or procedure for doing things.
Methodology and method are not interchangeable. In recent years, however, there has been a tendency to use methodology as a "pretentious substitute for the word method ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about research methods. For software engineering frameworks, see Software development methodology.
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The process used to collect information and data for the purpose of making business decisions. The methodology may include publication research, interviews, surveys and other research techniques, and could include both present and historical information.
Methodology, theory, paradigm, algorithm, and method. The methodology is the general research strategy that outlines the way in which research is to be undertaken and, among other things, identifies the methods to be used in it. These methods, described in the methodology, define the means or modes of data collection or, .
Research Methodology Defined. A research method is a systematic plan for conducting research. Sociologists draw on a variety of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, including. Research Methods and Research Methodology are two terms that are often confused as one and the same when strictly speaking they are not so as they have many differences between them. One of the primary differences between them is that research methods are the methods by which the research is conducted into a specific subject .
Material and Methods: Following the action research methodology, community participation was emphasized and teachers, parents and other stake holders participated in meetings and through consultative process each step of trauma assessment and management was finalized. the study of the structure, logical organization, methods, and means of activity. Methodology, in this broad definition, is a necessary part of any activity, insofar as the latter becomes the object of consciousness, learning, and rationalization.