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Why should University Lecturers focus on teaching about qualitative data Analysis strategies in humanities?: A Content analysis of research designs chosen for master theses

Author Affiliations

  • 1University of Trnava, Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Work, Slovak Republic, SLOVAKIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (8), Pages 58-61, August,2 (2014)


Choosing the correct research design is one of the most important steps when writing any kind of thesis. The following paper describes the results from a quantitative research realised on the topic of how students select research designs. The main goals of this study were to identify whereas the preference for a certain research strategy depends on the form of study, and whereas the research strategies used by students are associated with approaches to various areas of their interests. The main research method used was content analysis and statistical tests were performed using the software IBM SPSS v.17. The research found significant differences between full time and part-time students in most areas. The author stresses the importance of focusing on teaching about qualitative data analysis and associated techniques in the field of social work and humanities in general.


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