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Summary Academic Competences

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  • 1 Writing a quantitatve research paper NENTY

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  • What does the paper of H. Johnsen Nenty highligth?
    The cyclical nature of research whereby a thesis starts with theory, moves to numerical and technical knowledge, and ends with theory
  • Where is the article of H. Johnsen Nenty based uppon?
    Based on extensive teaching and supervising experience, aims to give guidance for writing a thesis.
  • What are the three basic purposes of theory in a research study according to Hair and his colleagues?
    1. The provision of a conceptual framework for research study
    2. Serving as a vehicle for incorporating prior knowledge
    3. Linking research to the larger body of knowledge in the area of the problem
  • What is a research process?
    A process through which theories are validated, refined, or invalidated
  • What are important elements wrt to the introduction according to Nenty?
    • Describe the problem clearly
    • Illustrate and explain the concepts, and their relationships
    • Involve and capture the attention of your stakeholders
    • Aim for writing a thesis should be to make a significant contribution to knowledge
    • A research question that can be answerd with yes or no is per definition a bad research question
  • What are the key insight of the article of Nenty?
    • Hypothesis generally indicates the effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable
    • Speculation ≠ hypothesis
    • Sample ≠ population
    • Choices or preferences for one method in lieu of another must be justified
    • Instrumentation refers to tools or means by which researchers (attempt to) measure variables of interest)
    • There is a difference between reliability and validity
    • Ethical considerations are important, also at TiU
    • Conclusion ≠ Discussion
  • What is a conclusion?
    Conclusion is based on the findings of the study and summarize your thought and presents your last words on the problem and the significance of the findings.
  • What are the two purposes of a conclusions according to Morley?
    • To summarize and bring together the main area coverd in the report
    • Give a final comment or judgement of the report
  • What is a discussion?
    Discussion is a means of presenting and analysing the convergence or divergence of ideas from the findings of your study:
    • Findings from the literature reviewed
    • Findings from other theories that underlie the problem under consideration

    --> Mainly an attempt to answer the question WHY and HOW COME
  • 2 Qualitative research RYNES

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  • What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative research?
    • Quantitative research coeds, counts, and quantifies phenomena in its effort to meaningfully represent concepts
    • Qulitaitve research has an inherently literary adn humansitic focus, whereas quantitative research is grounden in mathematical and statistical knowledge

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