Types of Research Design

Research design and methodology

You’ve selected a topic for your project and you have a sense of what is to be uncovered during your research. But then the next question that crops up – How exactly do you plan to go about it? That’s where research methodology comes in.

An essential step involved in conducting a research study is finalizing the research design. The term research design refers to the overall design of the proposed study, including all the steps that are used by the researcher to address the research problem or answer the research question. Improperly defined research design can hinder your efforts to solve the research problem and obtain meaningful results. At Rehoboth Academic Services, we offer support for all steps related to research designing your own study, from understanding the best philosophy to selecting the methods to be used for analysis.

If you’re interested in getting the complete picture about your topic, going beyond the fundamental ‘what’ and ‘how’, then you might be dealing with qualitative research. Notably, work in this field does not involve any empirical analysis. Instead, it focuses on describing what the researcher experiences and elucidates the findings. You might consider using any of the following categories of research for your project:

Types of Research Designs that Rehoboth Academic Services can guide you with

  • Exploratory
  • Descriptive
  • Causal
  • Case Study
  • Cohort … and more

How does Rehoboth Academic Services help plan the Research Design?

  • We start by helping you identify the research problem, aiding you in defining the field that you want to study and narrowing it down to a specific area.
  • We provide support for searching through secondary literature sources to ensure that your study is headed in the correct direction.
  • We help formulate hypotheses.
  • We help you understand what data will be needed to address the research problem and the analytical tools that will be needed to handle the collected information appropriately

Selection of Research Philosophy

Research philosophy involves the thought process behind the collection, analysis and usage of data. We offer support for the formulation of all axiological, epistemological and ontological aspects of philosophy and guide the researcher in selecting the most appropriate research philosophy for their study. We have experience working with the following types of research philosophy:

  • Positivism
  • Interpretivism
  • Pragmatism

Research strategy and methods

An important part of finalizing research design is the selection of research strategy and methods. The choice is made by the researcher based on the nature of the research question, the information that is already available and the resources that are on hand. The principal types of research methods that we provide support for include qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. Rehoboth Academic Services guides you in the selection of an appropriate strategy, suitable research methods and the correct research instrument.

We have more information on the qualitative and quantitative research method services that we offer. If you have queries or require further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

What do we offer at Rehoboth?

Our team of experts can help guide you in your selection of the correct methodology. We can also help critically evaluate the course of action that you have already plotted and help you judge if it is the best plan. We have experience dealing with both qualitative and quantitative research.

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