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Module 02 – Developing a Research Proposal

Literature Review and Research Framework

Costin Cace 


Narrative review

Rita Santos Rocha

Data Collection Methods and Instruments

Mihaela Giurgiulescu, Filipe Madeira


– Forum

  1. Best practices for designing effective surveys.
  2. Techniques for conducting successful interviews.
  3. Managing and analysing focus group data.
  4. Tools and software for conducting online surveys/interwievs/focus groups.
  5. Utilizing mobile apps and digital tools for data collection.
  6. Advantages and limitations of various data collection technologies.
  7. Tools for data organization and security.
  8. Real-world examples of successful data collection.
  9. Lessons learned from data collection failures.

– Key concepts

  • What are the primary differences between qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, and how do they influence the choice of instruments used in academic research?
  • How can researchers ensure the reliability and validity of data collected using digital tools compared to traditional methods?
  • What are the ethical considerations researchers must address when selecting and utilizing various data collection instruments in academic research?