Research Methods

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Index of Fallacies. Index of Logical Fallacies and Errors The following is an alphabetical list of the logical fallacies we study in this course.

Index of Fallacies

Each fallacy is followed by a description of the proper method for identifying the fallacy (ID) when it occurs and mistakes commonly made in identifying the fallacy (MID). Hyperlinks connect to examples of the fallacies and their proper identification.

Module examples

OpenCourseWare: PTC 604: Communication Theory and Research. Instructor: Dr.

OpenCourseWare: PTC 604: Communication Theory and Research

Norbert Elliot Course Description: This course reviews major theories of communication and provides strategies for theory-based research in the field of Professional and Technical Communication. The course focuses on the following research methods: problem statement and hypothesis formulation derived from theory; research design and data generation; existing information sources and their acquisition; and analytic techniques. The London Consortium » Useful resources for research. Click on the links below to go to the relevant section.

The London Consortium » Useful resources for research

Please note that sections of this page are still under construction. Calls for papers Archives and information sources – general guidesArchives and information sources – UKArchives and information sources – outside the UKArchives and information sources – subject-specific guides Guides to citation Guides to interviewing. HUMA Writing with Sources.pdf (application/pdf Object) New Methods for Humanities Research. QuickStudy: Library Research Guide. Electronic Resources for Research Methods. Introduction to Case Study. The Qualitative Report, Volume 3, Number 2, July, 1997 ( Abstract This paper is the first of a series of three articles relating to a case study conducted at Fairfield University to assess aspects of the rapid introduction of Information Technology at the institution.

Introduction to Case Study

The Case Study as a Research Method. Uses and Users of Information -- LIS 391D.1 -- Spring 1997 Introduction Case study research excels at bringing us to an understanding of a complex issue or object and can extend experience or add strength to what is already known through previous research.

The Case Study as a Research Method

Case studies emphasize detailed contextual analysis of a limited number of events or conditions and their relationships. Researchers have used the case study research method for many years across a variety of disciplines. Social scientists, in particular, have made wide use of this qualitative research method to examine contemporary real-life situations and provide the basis for the application of ideas and extension of methods.

Action research electronic reader. Overview of Action Research Methodology. “If you want it done right, you may as well do it yourself.”

Overview of Action Research Methodology

This aphorism may seem appropriate if you are a picky housekeeper, but more and more people are beginning to realize it can also apply to large corporations, community development projects, and even national governments. Such entities exist increasingly in an interdependent world, and are relying on Action Research as a means of coming to grips with their constantly changing and turbulent environments. This paper will answer the question “What is Action Research?”


Evaluating Resources. Research methods - Library. Research Methods. Participatory Methods Participatory methods have their origins in development activism: NGOs and social movements. Here the main aim is not so much knowledge per se , but social change and empowerment - and this wherever possible as a direct result of the research process itself. In particular it seeks to investigate and give voice to those groups in society who are most vulnerable and marginalised in development decision-making and implementation.

The participatory process may involve small focus groups, larger participatory workshops or individual diaries and diagrams which are then collated into a plenary discussion.