IMPORTANCE OF DESIGNING STAGE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH ENTERPRISES IMPORTANCE OF DESIGNING STAGE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH ENTERPRISES: A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH
A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH
AbstractThe quality of any social sciences research is dependent on the quality of its research design. Research design entails the definition of the conditions for the collection of data bearing in mind the resources at the disposal of the researcher. A design is therefore a plan or structure of any aspect of research endeavour. Research design gives shape, form and identity to the research activity. Research design simply means a comprehensive plan or blue print showing how the researcher intends to go about solving the already identified research problem. This study is using sociological approach to examine the importance of research design in research enterprises in sociology. The question of research design in research enterprises remain one of the central issues in sociological researches. The aim of this paper therefore is to provide an overview of the importance of research design in sociology. This study suggests that researcher design is positively linked to good research in sociology and yet many researchers do not make use of research design effectively.
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