Basics of Research Tool Construction

Nancy Fernandes Pereira


In a research process the researchers choose the most appropriate instrument and procedures of research tools that provide for the collection and analysis of data upon which hypotheses may be tested. The data gathering devices that have proved useful in educational research include psychological tests and inventories, questionnaires, opinionnaires, Q- methodology, observation, checklist, rating scales, content analysis, interviews, sociograms. Some research investigations use one of theses devices. Others may employ many of them in combination.


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