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Designing research projects (research methods)
A concise description of the difference between research design and research methods is provided by Virginia Tech (quote from the resource listed below):
Research design is a plan to answer your research question. A research method is a strategy used to implement that plan. Research design and methods are different but closely related, because good research design ensures that the data you obtain will help you answer your research question more effectively.
The resources in this section provide more depth to the understanding of both design and method.
Research methods useful resources (general):
Virginia Tech Libraries. (2017). Research Design & Method. https://guides.lib.vt.edu/researchmethods/design-method
Basic and advanced descriptions of research design and methods at a high level, including links to free (without certificate) design and methods courses.
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1.5. Designing research projects (research methods)
Author: Stephanie Krueger
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Last Updated: October 26, 2021