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When to choose qualitative research and when to choose quantitative research?

In my previous blog, "Qualitative and Quantitative Research: What's What?" I explained the difference between qualitative and quantitative research. In […]

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Collecting information from existing sources

It is not always necessary to collect all the data yourself. You may also use existing sources. Think of databases […]

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Tips for Literature Research

In literature research, you research readily available data to formulate a problem definition. Some cases have been studied before, and […]

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The Pitfalls of Researching

Doing research can benefit you in many ways. You gain insights with which you can make informed decisions and take […]

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How to determine an appropriate research method?

Already I have written several blogs about the use of research methods. But how do you choose a suitable research […]

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Qualitative and quantitative research: what is what?

Each research question requires its own way of researching. For some research questions, the answer is best found by doing […]

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Questionnaire as a research method: Advantages and disadvantages

A questionnaire is a commonly used research method to measure the effects of an activity, project, or program. The question […]

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Get creative with research methods

Be creative when choosing your research methods. There are many ways to collect your data. And you can make all […]

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Tips for analyzing and reporting research

After formulating your goals, designing the research instrument, and collecting information, it is time to analyze and report the data. […]

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Which scales can you use?

Questionnaires often use scales to measure respondents' opinions but also to look at what they did. However, you can also […]

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What is validity?

The validity of a study explains the extent to which the questions asked measure what they are supposed to measure. […]

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What should you pay attention to with interview questions?

When you conduct interviews, you can find out a lot. You collect primarily qualitative data. (There are some tricks to collect quantitative data as well.)

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Research question: How do you formulate the right question?

When conducting a research, it is important to formulate the right research question. In this blog I explain how to do this.

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Survey: How can you increase the response rate?

Sending out a questionnaire is an excellent method to question many people in the same way. If you can obtain a good response rate

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Interviewing: What formats are there, and when do you use them?

Many people think of interviewing as the widely used method in which the interviewer asks questions to the interviewee. But there are other ways to interview. In this blog, I'll give you some examples.

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Reliability

The reliability of a study points to the extent to which the findings are interpretable to a larger whole. In […]

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Representativeness: what is it, and how do you get it?

Suppose you want to research a target group of as many as 10,000 people. Do you have to interview all 10,000 people to get the right results?

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What is the difference between a select and random sample?

In a previous blog, I wrote about how best to draw a sample. In the blog, I briefly described the […]

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What is a research method?

From the conversations I have with various people who do research stems some confusion about the term research methods.

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Collecting information from existing sources

It is not always necessary to collect all the data yourself. You may also use existing sources. Think of databases like SCP or CBS, from which you can buy data

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An overview of different research methods

The range of research methods on offer is enormous, so you can sometimes not see the wood for the trees. Therefore I offer you a handy overview.

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Project evaluation checklist

One of our most read blogs is about the questions to ask during a process evaluation. Such an evaluation focuses on the way in which you work and (have) worked together.

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12 tips for observing as a method of research

Observation is a method of finding out and recording actual behavior. You choose the observation method to determine how activities, programs, or projects are received and when you want to register spontaneous reactions.

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10 tips for holding a group discussion

There are different things to consider when organizing and conducting a group interview than during an individual interview.

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How to conduct data collection?

In my previous blogs, I explained how to determine the right research question and how to choose the proper research method. The next step in the research process is data collection. While gathering data, there are several things you need to keep in mind. I'll give you some tips.

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How do you formulate the right research question?

If you are going to conduct research, it is essential to formulate the right research question. The purpose of the research and the research question indicates what the setup of the research will contain.

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Tips for formulating survey questions

A questionnaire is used as a measuring tool to answer your research questions. It is essential that you can use the results of the questionnaire.

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How to draw a sample?

It is not always necessary to speak to everyone to get a representative picture. Especially with large numbers, such as the voting behavior of all Dutch citizens, a representative sample is drawn.

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Data processing tips

Questionnaires can be distributed digitally, but in certain situations, you make it easier for your respondents when they can fill it out on the spot on paper.

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Different ways of reporting your research results

For many people, when they think of a research report, unfortunately, they still think of a bulky tome that reads like an exciting book (it works slowly towards the conclusion). However, there are other ways of reporting that are becoming more popular.

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15 tips for a great interview

Individual and group interviews allow you to find out a lot. For example, about the impact of an activity, the course of a program, or the influences of different actors. But how do you get the most out of your interviews?

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Claudia's heart is in research. With her passion, she enjoys enthusing others about research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience. Claudia works and lives in the Netherlands, where she has been helping students and beginning researchers with research for years. Through blogs, but also with e-books, e-courses, and coaching. The first blogs are now translated into English to help more students and beginning researchers.
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