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Yasin Ghulam over 1 year ago

Strongly agreed....

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Muhammad Naeem Nizam over 1 year ago

Rather then title, abstract or introduction, the methodology is also a very important part of the manuscript. 

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Dr Dinesh Uthra over 1 year ago

Every part of report is important.

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José Veiga over 1 year ago

It sounds very good to me. But, I have only one comment. Methodology is the study of methods. Thus, I suggest the use of word method instead of methodology, as in "Assessing the study design and methodology". 

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Kamuyu Mwai 10 months ago

The words are in third paragraph ..."robust & scientifically sound", here i view & feel limitations (subject to correction). Science is diverse & not easily quantifiable.

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Natalia Palii about 2 months ago

WEll, the reproducibility of the research is very important

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Froukje 20 days ago

Yes and the operationalisation. Often you find every part of the research very well done. But the connection between the parts it doesnt make any sense. How is this research method really the best way to test this thesis? Especially when researches make use of "validated'' instruments and techniques: why would that instrument be of use to test what you want to know in the theses? They so often use standardized tests that were ment to measure something different. So they use instruments that were never validated to measure that particular new thing. If you are looking for a new idea (as you always are ) : a standard test never was designed to test your hypothesis by definition in exactly that context. So what I miss often is a paragraph on why this particular method was choosen. And since you are exploring something new you could best add some extra other test to test the same thing and see if those tests have roughly the same outcomes: if not you know you are really not measuring what you are looking for. Then it is useless to calculate in detail al the statistics and ''significance'' if the whole choice of method is questionable.


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Froukje 20 days ago

@Jose Veiga. But I think what is '''methodology'' instead of ''methods'' could be an explanation on why this method is the best way to test that thesis. But what they so often do is write a paragraph on ''methodology'' and then only explain in detail the methods. Not the reason why that method is really a good operationalization of that research question.

But you are right methods should also include operationalisation. And methodology should be the whole study of methods. But at least if they write about ''methodology'' I would expect a bit more then just a description of a method in itself