Data Collection & Data Analysis
Design & Evaluation of your Quantitative Data Collection Instrument
In order to earn your examiner’s confidence in your project's results, your data collection instrument must be as free as possible of reliability and validity errors.
To this end, your Dissertation Dragon tutor, coach or consultant may be able to offer guidance as you: select a data collection instrument; design a quantitative data collection instrument to answer your specific research question(s); statistically analyze your instrument’s reliability; improve your data collection instrument based on the findings of your pilot.
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Choose the right kind of analysis to effectively answer your research question.
If you are using the (hypothetico) deductive approach, the literature review should be the theoretical framework on which your data collection instrument and statistical analyses will be directly based. To do otherwise will be like putting the cart before the 'research' horse. Get help as early as possible to avoid common student research mistakes. Otherwise, simply ask whether a research consultant or tutor can help you to interpret and report the findings in a meaningful way.
The results of your (statistical and or qualitative) should answer your research question. However, in order to provide truly meaningful discussions from your analyses, consider the following.
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