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Module 4: Methods of Information Collection

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Module 4: Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain how data management can influence interpretation of research results.
  • Explain how reliability and validity can influence interpretation of research results.

Research is designed to gather accurate information to explain concepts or events that are not well understood. Gathering accurate information is a critical part of research. Information gathered for research can be collected in many ways depending on the type of research design that is being used. The method used to gather information depends on the questions that the research will attempt to answer.