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How does a researcher choose a methodology?

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What determines the methodology that a researcher uses, and why?

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This is quite a general questions I can give you a general answer only. The methodology that a researcher uses is largely going to depend on what the research question being asked is. The researcher should first develop a hypothesis of what they believe and what is going to be tested. Once the ...

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