GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology Research Methods and Statistics-Designing Research Study Material (Page 7 of 7)

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Sampling: Important Steps in a Sample Survey


Important Steps in a Sample Survey

  • Provide a statement of objectives
  • Define sampled population
  • Select a method of measurement
  • Select a sample
  • Do pre-testing
  • Select and justify a sampling method: Probability sampling vs. Non-probability sampling
  • Select and justify a sample size, this selection in term would affect: usefulness and comprehensiveness of content, reliability of results, intelligibility, speed, economy of operation and accurate interpretation and presentation

Qualitative Research


Historical Beginnings of Qualitative Research

  • In the beginning, quantitative paradigm especially experimentation was the highlight of research in psychology.
  • Sigmund Freud in the period of 1880՚s-1890՚s employed detailed case histories, narratives as a method of study.
  • Freud and Piaget did not conform to the ongoing experimental paradigm.
  • Paradigm crisis began in 1960՚s.
  • According to Dyer (2006) , “There was growing evidence of awareness within the psychological community that experiments were inadequate for the purposes…

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