Comparing Research

  • When you reference other peoples research you need to consider robustness
  • We use weaknesses within other peoples research to criticise their findings
  • Another way of say this is ‘how would you improve their research process,’ which will highlight weaknesses
  • The following highlights some areas you could look at:
    • How many respondents (people) were used in the sample
    • Does the sample represent the population
    • Was the data collected correctly
    • Sampling (random sampling etc…)
    • Data collection method (questionnaire\ interview)
    • Conclusions made
    • etc…

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