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Research Methodologies

A guide on the different types of research methods, and how to determine which one to use in your own research.


The following sources were used in the creation of this guide:

Dawson, C. (2019). Introduction to research methods (TIFFIN MAIN Q180.55.M4 D36 2019; Fifth edition.). Robinson.

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University of Colorado-Denver, Grant, C., Osanloo, A., & New Mexico State University. (2014). Understanding, selecting, and integrating a theoretical framework in dissertation research: Creating the blueprint for your “house.” Administrative Issues Journal Education Practice and Research, 4(2).