Research Project Introduction
Additionally, with the description of having empirical study of the research they are giving the usage with help of the researchers of the social media and the user that are included in this research methodology. In this study, it includes the various methods that are used for collecting and analyzing the provided empirical information. In this study, after the collection and analysis of the data it contains the reliability and validation on the development of the possibilities of the social media as the research tool.
Methods of the research refer to the orderly, focused and systematic data collection. They are utilized for obtaining the data, answering or solving the significant research question or issue. In the methods of the research there are two researches and they are quantitative and qualitative. (Ghauri, 2005, 105)
This is very simple for differentiate among the two of the research approaches such as quantitative and qualitative. The research methods that are qualitative are utilized for describing the events and characteristics without applying considering or measurement of the amounts. The research methods that is quantitative, on other hand, focus on characteristics which can get measured and amount that are displayed by events and people that the studies on the research. (Thomas, 2003, 1)
The research aim will get find out if the platforms of the social media are very helpful as the data source and platform for the sharing information in the world of the today’s science, in particularly to the development and the research. Below are some of the questions that are based on the research:
- How will there be an improvement in social media that serve in the research as the valid tool?
- In the research, mention what are the disadvantages or advantages for using the social media?
- In research how do the social media support in the work?
- As per the information source what do the lack of the modern social media?
- In this particular area, which are the platforms that are very useful under social media?
- Are the social media that are utilized by the researchers are for the purposes of the work?
For this particular research, the destination group was either people or researchers in few ways that are included in the research. It was interested significantly in the experience of the research scientists from both the academic and industry, since the work of the research in the various branches that differ to the great methods and extent for searching the information that can be varied.
In this survey, that was described in the way that is described in the section of data analysis that was sent to the 25 people, out of them 10 are responded. The respondents were individuals from an expert system and a few of them having some of the own colleagues. They spread the data advance.
It would take as per 2 months for collecting all the solutions to the questions.
The research that is based on qualitative studies in the settings that are natural and trying for making sense or it will interpret the phenomena as per the people meanings for bringing them. The attempts towards the qualitative research making some of the sense for the stories that are personal.
The research that is based on the quantitative uses statistical and numerical information. This is based on the measurements that are numerical for various phenomena. Utilizing researcher based on the measurements and observation that test hypothesis in the way that is most objective. Both the methods that are quantitative and qualitative have the limitations and strengths. (Thomas, 2003, 1)
In this research it is using the method of qualitative, because it believe that is suitable for the provided topic. Emphasize was given to the qualitative approach for understanding the phenomena form the view point of the researchers. (Ghauri, 2005, 105)
This thesis aim was for finding out the personal aspirations and experiences as per the work at the social media, thus the research that is qualitative is the best tool for finding the research questions solution rather than the numerical statistics and measurement. This is having the clear picture about the people’s expectation and the experience and they had collected the ideas for analyzing them and trying for communicating the information that is coming through.
For the busy science world, this development and science have a thought for building the survey based on qualitative method that would effectively an interview but that is in the form of electronic, where respondents that would participant when they have the spare of the minute. This was created by the survey with the availability of the Internet platform that is Webropol for the students of some Haaga-Helia. The excellent tool is the Webropol where user conducting the various types of the research. It permits various choices that can choose for her or his wishes.
The survey is qualitative that is contained small introductory for survey, questions are 13, out of them 11 are the one that needed coherent solution. The solution which respondents were requested for giving substantial and long solutions when every respondent was informed personally thus the solution quality is unquestionable. First question in the survey contains details of the general respondent that contains: nationality, country where reside the respondents, industry or academic worker, email and name of the respondent. Other question was the quantitative – It contains how many times did the respondents using the social media in the work life of his or her. This second question is the important one as before talking about the social media it was necessary to discover if the user is using the social media or not and also check if that is the frequent phenomena. Rest of the survey questions are very open and needed the full and substantial solution.
Analysis and collection of data
The collection of the data is done through the Webropol – software for electronic survey. There was a distribution for survey for each personal respondent and also provided the survey link will be sent with the help of the email. There was no limitation on the time while answering the survey questions but it was advised to the respondents to provide solution at their earliest. When the survey got published, in the starting three weeks, the respondent numbers got accumulated to 10, which finally the total respondent numbers.
Once the collection of the data completed, all the solutions where analyzed thoroughly. The outcomes of the survey were put in the words and few of the visual details were created for the presentation.
Reliability and Validity
The validity term determines how the results of the research are truthful. (Golafshani, 2003, 600)
There are few researchers in the field of the research that believe that validity concept is not at all applicable to the research that is qualitative because the qualitative research is more of the subjective and abstract rather than the research that is quantitative but at similar time there is requirement for the quality check which is equal for both the quantitative and qualitative research.
Similarly as the validity, the reliability concept is more associated with the research that is quantitative. The good study for the qualitative research it support the researchers and understand the scenario that could be otherwise very confusing or enigmatic. (Eisner, 2011, 1)
The concept of the reliability and the validity were redefined so that it can fit in the research method of qualitative. The triangulation concept is used for checking the reliability and validity for the qualitative research. (Golafshani, 2003, 1) This is defined as the concept as the procedure for validity where the various researchers search for the convergence between various and multiple information source for forming categories or themes in the research study. (Creswell, 2000, 125)
As per the analysis of the research methodology it demonstrates that many researchers from various firms using social media for both private and public ones. The tools of the social media that are used by researchers vary as per the approaches and habits of the work and usage of the respondents and thus uses various functional blocks that are used for the social media. The social media is life-facilitating communication means, democratic, accessible, quick and easy, but at same time, they are very anti-social, distractive and unreliable.
The main purpose of this research is to find out if it is worth creating the social media as the source of information and channel for the research for professionals in the research area. The social media are utilized widely as the networking enabler, storage know-how and source of the information. The normal task of social media future is for becoming an effective, user-friendly and reliable communication tool. Current situation is that social media includes the mixture of useless and useful data. This is the major reasons for skeptical attitudes towards the social media. The major drawback in the social media is that it deals still with the security and privacy problems, which decreases definitely the trust level.
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