What research question do I want to answer? And why?
Asking yourself these two questions will not only influence the questions you ask and the answer formats you choose, but also the population(s) you...
Am I doing exploratory or confirmatory research? Why does it matter?
Although both types of research aim for findings that are reliable and valid, there are important differences between them
What is my target population?
When you know what research question you want to answer and why, it’s time to think about your target population.
When you know what research ...
What type of data do I need? Quantitative or Qualitative?
Catch up on the most important differences between these types of data to decide what approach fits best for your research
When it comes to design...
How large should my sample be?
More about statistical power, sample size, and how to determine it
The method used to determine your sample size depends on whether you’re doing qu...
Preregistering your research
If you are studying social sciences, you might be especially interested in reading about how to preregister your research
What is a preregistratio...