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1. How does technological advancement affect the ability to collect data? Does this advancement increase or decrease the chance for errors?

2. What are some critical decisions involved in selecting an appropriate measurment scale? How might these decisions influence the research design?

3. What is the importance of pretesting questions in an insturment you are developing? How might you go about doing such a pretest?

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Technological advancements significantly affect the ability as well as accuracy of collection of data now a days because advance software and other technological tools allow easy and efficienct collection, storage and analysis of data with greater speed and accuracy. For example, online data capture or survey tools allow organizations to collect, store and organize data in a very efficienct and accurate manner. However, these technological tools are subject to ...

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1. How does technological advancement affect the ability to collect data? Does this advancement increase or decrease the chance for errors?

2. What are some critical decisions involved in selecting an appropriate measurment scale? How might these decisions influence the research design?

3. What is the importance of pretesting questions in an insturment you are developing? How might you go about doing such a pretest?

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Dissertation: Research design, data collection strategies

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A well-defined research problem points to a method of investigation. For each method, an appropriate data collection technique should be employed. Consider the dissertation problem and its relation to the research methodology and data collection methods employed in the study. Is there an appropriate relation between each element? Use appropriate references about data collection methods to address the following questions:

What were the data collection methods used for the study? Justify why they were or were not appropriate.
Was the research design consistent with the methods chosen?
What additional items could the author have said about the data collection strategies?
Do you think the data needed to answer the research question(s) could have been collected differently - why or why not? What other methods would you recommend and why? If not, why not? This includes the data collection methods as well as how the methods were conducted or implemented.
Add any additional comments for evaluation not addressed above.
For all the questions above, remember to explain how you came to your conclusions. Support your answers with explanation or evidence drawn from the dissertation and from course readings.

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