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Is it ethically okay to use internet sources as data for qualitative studies?

Information and Internet technology has developed expeditiously in the recent years. This put forward the opportunities to enhance a research through the internet. Data collection has became a lot easier and the data collected would be more “generalisable” to the … Continue reading

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Can correlation show causality?

Can correlation show causality?//Correlation does not equal to causation. (P&Q)≠(P→Q)٧(Q→P) Correlation refers to the departure of 2 variables from independence. In psychology, Correlation is defined as a statistical measurement of the relationship between two variables. Correlation is computed/calculated into the … Continue reading

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Is the term “approaching significance” cheating?

For the new semester and the new blogging life, I chose the topic that I found interesting, “Is the term “approaching significance” cheating?”  (cheating sounds fun!) 😛 When the result of a statistical test is significant, it means that it … Continue reading

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Qualitative Versus Quantitative

Qualitative Versus Quantitative? Qualitative research is used to uncover and understand thoughts and opinions thus providing a basis for further decision making. Quantitative research is used to measure and predict, leading to a final course of action. So basically, qualitative … Continue reading

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Why is reliability important?

Blog (4th ) Why is reliability important? What is reliability? (In statistics) Reliability is the consistency of a measure, often used to describe a test. A test is considered to be reliable if the researchers get the same/very similar results … Continue reading

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Validity – A process of which to ensure your findings.

(“Free” Topic this week…… even harder :S ) Validity – A process of which to ensure your findings. Valid is… having some foundation; based on truth; legally acceptable; logic having legal efficacy or force; especially : executed with the proper … Continue reading

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Do you need statistics to understand your data?

(This is the redo version, guess it would be so much worse 😦  ) Here we go, another question, ”Do you need statistics to understand your data?” What is Data? Data is…… -individual facts, statistics, or items of information. Example: … Continue reading

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