Category Quantitative Research

How to Write a Good Title, Abstract, and Introduction

Writing the title and abstract can be the easiest and most frustrating part of writing a research paper. There are two major things to keep in mind when writing your title and abstract: Be clear and concise. You want everyone to know exactly what your paper is about simply by reading the title. Write the title, abstract (and […]

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How to Write a Research Paper, Proposal, or Thesis eBook now free!

Here is the overview of everything contained in the ~40 page eBook. It contains detailed sections on how to write: Title Abstract Introduction Analysis/Discussion Background/Literature Review Select and define your concept Study purpose and Relevance How to write good qualitative and quantitative research questions Research design Data collection (surveys, analysis, etc.) Ethics, Budget Brief overview and […]

Writing Good Quantitative Research Questions

Note: this is an excerpt from How to Write a Research Paper, Proposal, or Thesis eBook. Buy it now! There are three main types of questions that a researcher can ask when writing a quantitative study. They are: Causal Descriptive Predictive Causal Questions Causal questions are exactly what they sound like – a question that […]

How to Write a Research Paper eBook Now Available!

Hey all, haven’t posted in a bit because I’ve been writing an eBook that combines all the research based knowledge that I have here on MCT and a TON more. It’s titled: How to Write a Research Paper, Proposal, or Thesis. Here is the over view of everything contained in the ~40 page eBook. It […]

How to Define Your Concept a.k.a. Concept Explication [Part 2]

This is part 2 (the final part) of a series, be sure to read part 1 as well. A key to research that can be used and repeated is the careful definition of the major concepts in the study. A hazy definition of a concept may enter into relationships with other variables, but since the […]

How to Define Your Concept a.k.a. Concept Explication [Part 1]

A key to research that can be used and repeated is the careful definition of the major concepts in the study. A hazy definition of a concept may enter into relationships with other variables, but since the concept was ill-defined the meaning of those relationships can be no better than ill-defined. The process by which […]

Theory Words & Definitions

There are a lot of terms that get thrown around in the academic lexicon, sometimes they align with those you’ll find in a dictionary, sometimes they don’t. So I thought I’d outline a good handful for you here that will be helpful as you wade through some sweet, delicious mass comm theories (Fig. 1). This […]

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