This Libguide provides a systematic guide to the different phases and activities of a master's or doctoral research project and introduces the researcher and research student to relevant Library sources, tools and services offered along the way.
Last Updated: Jun 6, 2017
Call Number: Bellville Park Campus Library (BPK 001.433 PHI )
Publication Date: 2008-02-08
The book explores collecting the quality and quantity of data needed, from the most credible sources, and using the most efficient methods. It shows how a variety of data collection methods can be used to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. While the focus is on using questionnaires, the book also explores interviews, focus groups, observations, and monitoring organizational records.
How to Research
Call Number: Bellville Park Campus Library (BPK 001.42 BLA ) and other locations
Publication Date: 2001-07-01
The book provides examples from a variety of subject areas as well as extensive annotated bibliographies for further reading and tips for al the stages of the research process.
Call Number: JS Gericke Library Research Commons (RCOM 300.72 OLS )
Publication Date: 2011-12-06
Call Number: Bellville Park Campus Library (BPK 658.83 BRA ) and other locations
Publication Date: 2004-08-01
Call Number: Bellville Park Campus Library
Publication Date: 2013-06-03
- Online data collection in academic research: advantages and limitations
British Journal of Educational Technology
Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 574–582, July 2007
Online data collection in academic research might be replacing paper-and-pencil surveys or questionnaires in the near future. This paper discusses the advantages and limitations of online data collection.
- Online Data Collection
Journal of Science Education and Technology
Volume 11, Issue 2 , pp 173-178
Online data collection is becoming an essential and efﬁcient tool for evaluators, researchers, and other educators. This paper touches on elements of the rather short, but eventful history of online data collection. A brief review of the current literature is presented, followed by a list of pros and cons to be considered when stepping into online surveying. Finally there is a brief look at what makes the online survey run—a database connected to the Internet.
- Can We Re-Use Qualitative Data via Secondary Analysis? Notes on Some Terminological and Substantive Issues
Sociological Research Online, 15(1).