Research Report Writing
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Chapter 1 argues that empirical research, when appropriately carried out, has two important advantages over other methods for understanding observable events. First, research is systematic. Measurement, design, and data analysis are all carried out in a methodical way. Previous parts of this book emphasize these systematic procedures to conduct research.
Second, it argues that good research is a public process. Research methods, as well as results, are made available by researchers so that others may critically evaluate the research. This second characteristic of research is important for research reports. It means that researchers must do more than