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research methods

— The systematic and transparent steps and protocols researchers follow to address research questions



Full explanation:

In order to address research questions, researchers use different research methods or study designs. The specific types of research questions being addressed will dictate the study design used.

Researchers use systematic methods to reduce the risk of being misled by bias and the play of chance. The methods that are used are described explicitly to enable others to assess this..

See also:

research  ·  study  ·  study design

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