Research philosophy is a vast topic and here we will not be discussing this topic in great details. In business and economics dissertations at Bachelor's level, you are not expected to discuss research philosophy in a great level of depth, and about one page in methodology chapter devoted to research philosophy usually suffices.
Volume 6, No. 2, Art. 43 – May 2005 . Participant Observation as a Data Collection Method. Barbara B. Kawulich. Abstract: Observation, particularly participant observation, has been used in a variety of disciplines as a tool for collecting data about people, processes, and cultures in qualitative research.
Secondary research involves the summary, collation and/or synthesis of existing research. Secondary research is contrasted with primary research in that primary research involves the generation of data, whereas secondary research uses primary research sources as a source of data for analysis.
Secondary data is the data that have been already collected by and readily available from other sources. Such data are cheaper and more quickly obtainable than the primary data and also may be available when primary data can not be obtained at all.
Specific Tools and Strategies for My Methodology. As you review each type of instrumentation, consider if you would use it to collect data for your own investigation, and whether you would use it to collect qualitative data or quantitative data.
Using Secondary Data in Marketing Research discusses thoroughly the use of secondary data in marketing research. It explains the underlying reasons why secondary data are less expensive than primary data, the technology associated with secondary data, how to evaluate the quality of secondary data, and how to locate secondary data.
Map of English secondary schools by religious and socio-economic selection. The below map of schools displays information on every mainstream state-funded English secondary school, including how religiously selective their admissions policies are, and how representative they are of their local areas in terms of the proportion of pupils eligible ...