When you have to look.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
To follow up on Friday’s post, here’s how to find something without looking for it and, surprisingly, proving it.
First, choose your research field. Let’s say that it is a question of properly identifying the entire population/area of study. For example, if you want to learn more about social behaviour in the United States, you will have to choose a research field throughout the United States. Then, you have to identify the constraints. For example, some areas may be inaccessible. Minors cannot be approached without the consent of legal guardians.
Then, you have to identify your research mechanisms. They must reach the entire population. All American adults, for example. So you must support all languages, all means of communication, such as hearing or visual problems, and even illiteracy. By identifying the area, it will allow you to specify any future discoveries.
Finally, rigorous statistical methods can be used to allow for sampling to clarify representativeness, that is, the extent to which the research sample represents the entire population.
In this way, and only in this way, it can be said that a certain percentage of the population is this or that. Without this method, you are simply reproducing research shortcomings that lead us in circles.
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on June 11, 2020 by Coach Danny