Research Design

17 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2016 Last revised: 18 Aug 2017

Date Written: February 1, 2016


A research is valid when a conclusion is accurate or true and research design is the conceptual blueprint within which research is conducted. A scholar for his research, prepare an action plan, it constitutes the outline of collection, measurement and analysis of data. Research design is not associated to any particular technique of data collection or any particular type of data. When designing research it is necessary that we recognize the type of evidence required to answer the research question in a reasonable way. This chapter has sketched the purpose, its importance and types of research design.

Keywords: Origin, Exploratory, Descriptive, Explanatory, Experimental

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Akhtar, Dr. Md Inaam, Research Design (February 1, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

Dr. Md Inaam Akhtar (Contact Author)

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