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2 - Basic Research Methods for Data Collection

from Part I - Research Basics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 August 2021

Svenja Voelkel
Affiliation:
Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
Franziska Kretzschmar
Affiliation:
University of Cologne
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Chapter 2 presents the three main research methods – observation, survey (interviews and questionnaires), and experiment. For each method, we outline a range of subtypes, including the consequences of various methodological decisions when methods have to be chosen in accordance with a specific research context. The chapter ends with short exercises which serve to gain experience with the different methods and recommendations for further reading.

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Print publication year: 2021

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