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Research

 

Research comprises “creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications.” 
                                          OECD (2015), Frascati Manual 2015.

 

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Qualitative Research

Our qualitative researchers use their experience to collect in-depth perceptions and descriptions of targeted populations, places, and events. Their findings are collected through a variety of methods, and often, our researchers will use at least two or several of the following while conducting a qualitative study;

Direct observation: With direct observation, a researcher studies people as they go about their daily lives without participating or interfering.

Open-ended surveys: While many surveys are designed to generate quantitative data, many are also designed with open-ended questions that allow for the generation and analysis of qualitative data.

Focus group: In a focus group, our researchers engage with small groups of participants in a conversation designed to generate data relevant to the research question.

In-depth interviews: Our researchers conduct in-depth interviews by speaking with participants in a one-on-one setting.

Quantitative Research

Quantitative research focuses on numeric and unchanging data and detailed, convergent reasoning rather than divergent reasoning [i.e., the generation of a variety of ideas about a research problem in a spontaneous, free-flowing manner].

Our Quantitative methods emphasize objective measurements and the statistical, mathematical, or numerical analysis of data collected through polls, questionnaires, and surveys, or by manipulating pre-existing statistical data using computational techniques.

Quantitative research focuses on gathering numerical data and generalising it across groups of people or to explain a particular phenomenon.

Desk & Literature Review

Some research questions can be answered without collecting data using qualitative or quantitative research methods. We instead utilise existing information and data that has already been collected by others (i.e., secondary data).
Our review identifies what similar work has been done, what works, and what doesn’t, so that you do not have to re-invent the wheel. The review ideally has recommendations to inform the need for a project and the project design.

We ideally follow the following steps when conducting desk research and literature review.

We select keywords/search terms. We focus on terms from your scope of work and theoretical framework (if applicable).

We search for several relevant sources that may contain useful information/data.

We select the relevant information that best suits the scope of work.

We process the data for analysis. We use different methods for analysis. For example, if we have a lot of statistical data, we analyse it using the SPSS program (just as we would if we collected data through field work).

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