Writing the Methodology

Read this first – Writing the Introduction

How should you write the section? What are important points you should include in the section Ok. Let’s use the Q&A method. Here are key questions you need to answer for completing the methodology part of your scientific article.

𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁, 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 [𝗶𝗳 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱] ⬇️

What is the research method? [qualitative/quantitative/mixed methods]

Define/explain the research method.

Why do you use the research method?

Discuss the advantages of the method and how it can help you collect research data to answer the research question.

What is the research design? Define/explain the research design.

Why do you use the research design? Justify it.

What are the advantages of using this design? Are there any similar/previous studies which used the design?

What are the research instruments you employ to collect the research data? Define and explain.

Why did you use such instruments? Justify.

What are the advantages and the weaknesses? (In some cases, you need to explain how you address the weaknesses of the research instruments)

What is the type of the data collected? Primary or secondary data?

Who/what are the sources of the research data? Define/explain. Present the details.

How did you collect the data? (setting, time/period, etc.)

Overall, how was the data collection? Any problems that can affect the data quality?

Discuss the quality of the collected data.

Write a sentence stating that the results of data collection will be elaborated in the next section [this is one of effective strategies you can use to maintain the cohesiveness and coherence of your manuscript]

Arrange the sentences [the answers to the above questions] into paragraphs. Again, pay attention to cohesiveness and coherence. Use linking words and phrases.

Add some details [if required] and polish.

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