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I have attached a research paper, and I am having trouble with my methodology. According to my professor the methodology and the data analysis needs to be expanded on. I must use the data in the studies cited to bring my paper together (aggregate it) and build charts,tables and graphs,in addition, to what is there. Chapter 4 shows them. Chapter 3 tells what I will show and why in Chapter 4. Can you help me with this, based on the information provided in my report.
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This solution explains how to properly illustrate data collected for a research paper and also gives you details on how to organize and analyze the materials collected into topical themes and central ideas or concepts.
Your question asks for help on how to expand your methodology (data collection, analysis and synthesis, chapters 3 and 4) section using the data cited in chapter 3. The attached document, which has also been posted in the solution window, explains how to properly illustrate data collected for a research paper and also gives you details on how to organize, and analyze the materials collected into topical themes and central ideas or concepts.
Data Collection (For chapter 3, Methodology)
This step involves identifying, locating, and collecting information pertaining to the research topic.
? The information sources are often contained in documents such as diaries or newspapers, records, photographs, relics, and interviews with individuals who have had experience with or have knowledge of the research topic.
Interviews with individuals who have knowledge of the research topic are called oral histories.
? The documents, records, oral histories, and other information sources can be primary or secondary sources.
You have stated that all data used is secondary. If possible you should try to find some primary data to include.
? A primary source is a source that has a direct involvement with the event being investigated like a diary, an original map, or an interview with a person that experienced the event.
? A secondary source is a source that was created from a primary source such as books written about the event. Secondary sources are considered less useful than primary sources.
A description of the contents of the data collection should be provided in sufficient detail to allow any potential user to assess whether it is suitable for their needs. This factual description should include, where applicable:
? Title, which describes the contents and gives an indication of the temporal and geographic coverage
? Main types of information it contains
? Strengths and weaknesses
? Time period(s) covered, including details of any data which ...
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