Responsibilities for each session
This Research Practice module is unlike the other modules you have encountered thus far. Your lecturer will be the facilitator and supervisor guiding you through the research process. The format that this will take will be discussed with you in class. Your lecturer will be facilitating the overview and discussion of the research process, but it will be up to you to contextualise this within your own research topic. For each session it is your responsibility to:
1. Read the prescribed text;
2. Source additional readings with theory and/ or research methodology related to yourresearch topic related to your discipline; and
3. Prepare to impart your understanding of the theory related to your research topic to your lecturer.
For the third submission you will use the information from submission one and two to inform the research methodology sections. It is here that you need to outline how you intend to collect and analyse the data you will need to answer the research question. You will also need to develop a questionnaire that speaks to your data collection and analysis methods. The paradigm, sampling, questionnaire, data collection, and data analysis methods need to be selectively chosen to ensure that they will lead to data that speaks to the overall research problem, question and objectives/ hypothesis as outlined in submission one.Submission three will require that you:
1. Describe and apply an appropriate research paradigm and design for your research problem, question and objectives/hypotheses.
2. Outline who/what the population of the study is and their/ its key characteristics in relation to the research problem, question and objectives/hypotheses.
3. Explain and justify an appropriate sampling method that relates to the population, as well as the research problem, question and objectives/hypotheses.
4. Describe and justify a data collection method that aligns with the research paradigm, design and sample, as well as the research problem, question and objectives/hypotheses.
5. Design a questionnaire that is clear and that will help in the investigation of the research problem, question and objectives/hypotheses.
6. Describe and justify a data analysis method that aligns with the research problem, question and objectives/hypotheses. After the submission has been marked you will be provided with feedback from the marker. This is so that you can address any concerns raised for submission two and three.