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These are two different statistical methods and are put to use for the comparison of means ANOVA ANOVA stands for the Analysis of Variance”. In the field of statistics when we compare or two or more means at the same time we use the statistical method which is called ANOVA. It gives values and results […]

Principal Component Analysis and Factor Analysis: How much are they similar?

Principal Component Analysis Principal Component analysis is the procedure that helps in the identification of a smaller number of uncorrelated variables. These are called the principal components and are derived from a large set of data. The purpose of principal component analysis is to further explain the maximum amount of variance with the fewest number […]

Creating output from Qualitative Data

Often people are found wondering, how would the output of qualitative data look like? Often researchers are of the opinion that the presentation of quantitative data is better as compared to the qualitative data. What is important in analysis of qualitative data is that apart from having an analytical and logical mind, it is important […]

The relevance of Pilot Studies

In the field of social sciences, the word pilot study is used in two different ways. Another way of explaining this pilot study is that they are called feasibility studies. They are in fact the small scale versions which are a preparation of the major study. At the same time, they are the test run […]

Use of Projective Techniques in Research

Why are Projective Techniques needed in Research? The Projective techniques were originally used in the field of psychology and the focus is to understand the subconscious aspects of a person’s personality. The projective techniques have the task of getting people to respond to ambiguous stimuli. It works on the fundamental that projection of the inner […]

Collecting Information: Means and Ways

If we have to understand how the people we are interested in, think on a specific topic, we need to conduct a survey. They are brief interviews with individuals on a specific topic. The way the researcher writes his questions so that different types of information can be collected, can be classified into various ways. […]

Clustering: What does it mean?

The most unverified learning problem can be called Clustering. Like all other problem of similar nature, it focusses on exploring a structure in a compiled data that is unlabelled. A very novice definition of clustering would be the process by which organising objects into groups which has members that have similarities in some or the […]

What are the types of Interview methods that are used for Data collection?

Interviews are one of the key means of data collection which is primary data.The data that is collected gives more detailed information and it helps in in depth analysis. Interviews can be of varied types. These are: According to Formality: These are formal interviews and has a set of well-defined questions that have been presented […]

Another cycle which is called: The Research Hype Cycle

Whenever there is an innovation trigger in the market, it is followed by a generalized process of four stages. These four stages could be named as: Peaks of Inflated Expectations Trough of Disillusionment Slope of Enlightenment Plateau of Productivity These stages could be explained in the field of research technology in a very interesting manner. […]