Need clarification for the methodology section in a dissertation

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Hey, I'm doing a desk based dissertation and was wondering what the methodology have to include. Will this involve just talking about secondary data and the reasons for and against using it? this being in relation to my question and aims.
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Methodology describes your research method. It'll vary depending on if it is desk-based, experimental, or requires interviews, etc.

In your case it's desk-based, so it probably means you have to talk through how to locate reliable sources, how you determine their bias, and how much weight/importance you play on which sources depending on their reputation. How you corroborated various evidence or events across various sources. Stuff like that.
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(Original post by NonIndigenous)
Methodology describes your research method. It'll vary depending on if it is desk-based, experimental, or requires interviews, etc.

In your case it's desk-based, so it probably means you have to talk through how to locate reliable sources, how you determine their bias, and how much weight/importance you play on which sources depending on their reputation. How you corroborated various evidence or events across various sources. Stuff like that.
ah right, good stuff. Thanks for the reply.
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Methodology describes your research method. It'll vary depending on if it is desk-based, experimental, or requires interviews, etc.

In your case it's desk-based, so it probably means you have to talk through how to locate reliable sources, how you determine their bias, and how much weight/importance you play on which sources depending on their reputation. How you corroborated various evidence or events across various sources. Stuff like that.
What sections should I have if my method for research is interview? I'm stuck on my methodology so any help anyone could give would be appreciated
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Hi Carl1234
Your methods should allow someone to be able to replicate exactly what you did.
You would still need design, participants, procedure, ethics etc to cover all the parts someone would need to know to do your study
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Hi Carl1234
Your methods should allow someone to be able to replicate exactly what you did.
You would still need design, participants, procedure, ethics etc to cover all the parts someone would need to know to do your study
Hi thanks for the help could you help me a bit more with this in terms of what each section includes etc?
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Do you have a stats textbook as it’ll all be in there? Coolican, H. (2014) is good. Otherwise a quick google search for “methods section layout” will give you what you need to know. Our info was in the uni’s assessment brief. Do you have one of them?
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