RESEARCH DESIGN IN METHODOLOGY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Belgrade Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade, SERBIA, firstname.lastname@example.org
There are different definitions of research design, but many authors consider it refers to the choice of specific methods of data collection. Besides, upon different criteria, there are various classifications of research design, such as explanatory, conclusive, theoretical or empirical, etc. For example, upon the function of research design, exploratory research aims to explore specific research area without providing final answers to research problems.
Research design has to identify the research problem in order to define subject of research, hypothesis, goals, as well as research methods qualitative or quantitative. Different goals, such as description, explanation or prediction refer to level of scientific knowledge of research design. According that, we will choose qualitative or quantitative research methods.
The role of research design is to verify or to expand scientific knowledge in political science.
Keywords: research, research design, methodology of political science.
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