This is where the actual research process begins. The question that comes up first is, ‘What do we do next?’or better, ‘What is the first step towards doing research?’and then, ‘What follows right after that?’. This chapter will show how actual research is initiated and planned, and what type of decisions are to be made in order for the research to achieve its purpose. In addition, the nature, types and levels of measurement and the concepts of validity and reliability will be considered.
KeywordsResearch Process Social Research Evaluation Research Political Interest Qualitative Researcher
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