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These books include information on defining topics, qualitative and quantitative research, ethical issues, and research proposal structure.
A research technique used to uncover motivations and emotions rather than analyse purely numeric data.
Qualitative research techniques include surveys, interviews, observation, focus groups and case studies.
A smaller sample size can be used to verify quantitative research.
Research methods used to generate numerical data or statistics through large scale data collection, such as surveys.
Reference: Dawson, C. 2006. A Practical Guide to Research Methods: A user-friendly manual for mastering research techniques and projects, 2nd ed., How to Books Ltd, Oxford