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Data Collection

Introduction

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How Can I Generate My Own Data?

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What Is Sampling?

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Is My Research Representative?

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How Can I Use Sources of Existing Data?

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Where Can I Find Secondary Data Sources?

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Checklist: Practical Considerations in Using Secondary Data

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What Are Big Data and Social Network Data?

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What Is Metadata?

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What Is Data Mining?

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How Can I Use Panel Data and Census Data?

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What Is a Systematic Review?

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How Can I Carry Out Research Using Documents?

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What Are Participatory Methods and Action Research?

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What Is Evaluation?

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What Are Qualitative Methods?

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What Is Observation?

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What Is Ethnography?

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How Do I Collect Data Using Interviews?

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What Are Problem-Centered Interviews?

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What Are Oral History Interviews?

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What Are Life History Interviews?

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What Are Focus Groups?

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What Is Visual Research?

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Checklist: Are Qualitative Methods Right for my Research Question?

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What Are Quantitative Methods?

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How Can I Use Secondary Quantitative Data in My Research?

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What Is Structured Observation?

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What Is Survey Research?

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What Are Face-to-Face Surveys?

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What Are Email Surveys?

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What Are Online Surveys?

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What Are Telephone Surveys?

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How Do I Design a Questionnaire?

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What Is Social Network Analysis?

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What Are Experiments and Quasi-experiments?

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Checklist: Are Quantitative Methods Right for My Research Question(s)?

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What Are Mixed Methods?

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Checklist: Are Mixed Methods Right for My Research Question?

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