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Why methodologies are important?

Research is a vast & often cyclical process with no clear path from A to B. Watch Emma Thompson explain how the correct research methodology can help.

Research is a vast and often cyclical process with no clear path from A to B. But as with any kind of exploration, it is always worth following a path of some kind, the one that you think is most appropriate and you know that you can stick to.

In this video, Emma explains how the correct methodology will give you the path to help you succeed.

Through this week’s activities we encourage you to:

  • find out what type of research methods are appropriate for your topic

  • consider in depth the benefits and drawbacks for the research methods that you have selected and whether your research questions and hypotheses may need re-thinking

  • update your research proposal to include your methodologies

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