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  • morry1 7:14 am on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Types of Statistics Samples 

    • Random Sample – Under this every member of the population is equal.
    • Voluntary response sample – Under this the subject of the sample decides, whether they’ll be a part of the survey or not.
    • This type of sample depends on the selection of easy to obtain members from the population.
    • Systematic Sample – It is chosen on the basis of an ordered system.
    • Cluster sample – It involves using a simple random sample of evident groups that the population contains.
    • Stratified Sample – It is used when the population is split into atleast to non-overlapping sub-populations.
    It is really important to know the difference between the types of Samples because though they may sound same with almost similar names but they could be majorly different or even a minute difference to could result in many errors.

    • martha 6:02 am on January 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      can you please explain a bit more about systematic sampling? I am researching about employee engagement and its effect on organizational commitment and job satisfaction. I intend to interview managers as well as employees. My supervisor suggested I go in for Systematic sampling for the survey. But i am not quite clear with how to go about it.

  • Lucy Watson 7:13 am on October 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Types of Descriptive Statistics Research 

    a.) Numerical Statistics: This type is generally used in case of measurements, such as a person’s height, weight, heart rate, number of times one performs a task like – reading a book, smoking a cigarette, going for a walk etc. Numerical research is also known as quantitative research.
    b.) Categorical Statistics: It describes a person’s characteristics such as – gender, marital status, place of birth, hometown or type of food they like. Though it can take on numerical values but those numbers do not have mathematical meaning. One cannot do any sort of calculations with them. Other names for categorical statistics are qualitative or yes/no data.

  • Dr S Loretti 4:03 am on May 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Brief about Descriptive Statistics 

    Descriptive Statistics, as its name, describes the data through statistical techniques. Used mainly to present quantitative descriptions, it is not applied to draw conclusions, but to study a single variable at a time. They are aimed to determine the central tendency of a variable, which measures the average value of a participant in the study. It can also be used to evaluate the distribution of the scores, or the range that outlines the scores of the study. Researchers can use descriptive statistics to describe the frequency of occurrence of certain responses, along with the reasoning of its emergence.

    • Carol Chandler 11:14 am on June 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      My research paper can be entailed under Descriptive statistics since the objective is to discover the impact of growing industrialization on nature.

  • Dr S Loretti 12:09 pm on November 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Importance of formal language for thesis 

    Research scholars are required to write their thesis in a clear, concise and logical language. The thesis should not be too simple or overly formal. Thus, it is difficult and the possibility of getting confused between the two available alternatives is generally high. The scholars should keep up a balance and make sure that they do not make use of technical jargons that are difficult to follow. Furthermore, they should avoid language that is overly simple or informal.

    Therefore, there are a few steps that the research scholars must follow a balanced approach and follow the expected features while writing a thesis. They must avoid the use of personal pronouns like “I; you” as it makes the thesis emotionally expressive. The language must always be formal, precise and correct. The purpose of precise and accurate writing is that the thesis should be understandable and consistent. The choice of vocabulary and grammatical structure should also be given importance while writing a thesis. Redundancy and commonly misused words must always be avoided while structuring the thesis.

    The importance of formal writing to a thesis is that it helps the research scholars to convince the readers about the seriousness and importance of the research. Therefore, the use of simple, formal and appropriate words can help scholars to express their research in a clear and consistent manner.

    • Patricia 12:17 pm on November 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Formal language in a thesis is of utmost importance, without which your paper looks unprofessional and creates a bad image in the eyes of the reviewers.

      • Brian Sievers 12:18 pm on November 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        You are right Patricia. My proposal itself is rejected due the language used.

    • William Carter 12:19 pm on November 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Brian if you are facing trouble, you should get your paper reviewed by some experts. They can improve the language of your thesis or dissertation.

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