The three fundamental questions
General aspects of a research project
The first step is to define the issue to be addressed. Normally, every research project brings the solution to a problem and, therefore, is about defining, delimiting, approaching or formulating an initial problem.
In any research project it is necessary to establish what kind of study should be carried out (there are descriptive, experimental, case studies, etc.).
For a survey to be valid it is necessary to determine a study sample (for example, the specific population of a territory). On the other hand, a presentation technique (for example, of a probabilistic type) must be introduced .
Regarding technical aspects, it is necessary to use variable measurement scales, which can be qualitative or quantitative. On the other hand, a plan for data analysis, evaluation reports, bibliographical references in accordance with established guidelines, material resources , etc., must be established.
Stages of a research project
In general, the following steps can be established:
2) research planning ;
3) documentation and field analysis;
4) analysis and interpretation of data;
5) writing the writing;
6) final presentation of the project.