Pure or Basic Research involves knowledge for the sake of knowledge. As a result the research format used in an investigation should be seen as a tool to answer the research question. SAGE is the independent, innovative, natural home for authors, editors and societies who share our commitment and passion for the social sciences. According to Denzin and Lincoln (2005) a research methodology or strategy is determined by the nature of the research question and the subject being investigated. M. Camarinha-Matos, 2009-2012 5 RESEARCH METHODS 1 • Research question / Problem 2 • Background / Observation 3 • Formulate hypothesis Classical phases ©L. SAGE has been part of the global academic community since 1965, supporting high quality research and learning that transforms society and our understanding of individuals, groups, and cultures. 127 CHAPTER 6 RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY 6.1 INTRODUCTION Parker (2002:400), on defining the future, said: There is always a sense of wonder or awe when one attempts to define the future but there are also practical Extensive Literature Review 3. OVERVIEW OF ©L. multiplicity of methods, procedures and models of research methodology which will help you to best achieve your objectives. This is where your knowledge base of research methodology plays a crucial role. M. Camarinha-Matos, 2009-2012 6 4 • Design experiment 5 • Test hypothesis / Collect data 6 • Interpret / Analyze results 7 • Publish findings • Research question / A scholar of pure knowledge may see acquisition of knowledge satisfying in itself irrespective of the fact whether it is of any practical use or not. 3.5 Empirical Research Methodology 3.5.1 Research Design This section describes how research is designed in terms of the techniques used for data collection, sampling strategy, and data analysis for a quantitative method. Before going into the strategies of data collection and analysis, a … Quantitative research uses methods from the natural sciences that are RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES Research is of two types, Pure or Basic and Applied. Developing the objectives 4. 2. Formulating the Research Problem 2. 4.4.1 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY. Steps in Research Process: 1. Quantitative research, according to Van der Merwe (1996), is a research approach aimed at testing theories, determining facts, demonstrating relationships between variables, and predicting outcomes. Chapter Three: Research Methodology 3.1 Introduction The way in which research is conducted may be conceived of in terms of the research philosophy subscribed to, the research strategy employed and so the research instruments utilised (and perhaps developed) in the pursuit of a goal - the PDF | Research methodology is taught as a supporting subject in several ways in many academic disciplines such as health, ... depend more or less on the nature and types of research. This thesis aimed at …