Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 6 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 48-55
Exploring Research Methodology: Review Article
Mimansha Patel1, Nitin Patel2
1Executive QA, Department of Quality Assurance, Mylan Laboratories Ltd. Sarigam,
2Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Government Engineering College Valsad, India
Corresponding Author: Mimansha Patel
Research methodology is a way to systematically solve the research problem. It may be understood as a science of studying how research is done scientifically. In it we study the various steps that are generally adopted by a researcher in studying his research problem along with the logic behind them. It is necessary for the researcher to know not only the research methods/techniques but also the methodology. Researchers not only need to know how to develop certain indices or tests, how to calculate the mean, the mode, the median or the standard deviation or chi-square, how to apply particular research techniques, but they also need to know which of these methods or techniques, are relevant and which are not, and what would they mean and indicate and why. Researchers also need to understand the assumptions underlying various techniques and they need to know the criteria by which they can decide that certain techniques and procedures will be applicable to certain problems and others will not. All this means that it is necessary for the researcher to design his methodology for his problem as the same may differ from problem to problem.
Key words: Research, Methodology, Research Methodology, Research Techniques, Qualitative research, Quantitative Research[PDF Full Text]