Gathering and analyzing data is a critical aspect of the research process. Consider the various methods of producing evidence and respond to the following:

  1. What factors might influence the particular data collection method that is used within a research study?
  2. How will those data collection methods and analysis impact the study results?
  3. What strategies might be used for data collection in a qualitative study, and how are those strategies similar to and different from strategies used in a quantitative study?

Solution 

  1. What factors might influence the particular data collection method that is used within a research study?

According to Megheirkouni (2018), there are many factors that can affect your research methods approach. These factors include, but are not limited to are the following:

  1. Research questions (How and why) or (where, how many, what, etc.).
  2. Research sample: some companies have (less than 10 staff), (less than 50 staff), while others have (more than 2000 staff).
  3. Research context (who are your participants) some societies are more comfortable with quantitative method rather than face to face interviews for instance. This is widely influenced by national culture factors.
  4. The cost required to complete your research
  5. The time required to collect your data
  6. Research limitations
  7. Bias: being in favour or against a part of the data or participants can cause wrong or inconclusive results. data may be collected unfairly and be skewed.

Time: if obtaining results is a lengthy process, it may be hard to recruit participants to commit to the time constraints and if it is collected too quickly

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