Review questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. What are the differences between empirical and theoretical dissertations?
  2. What are the differences between dissertations based on secondary sources and secondary analysis?
  3. Describe the steps involved in developing a research problem.
  4. What ethical and practical issues are relevant in:
    1. a study of an online discussion group?
    2. a study involving interviews with family and friends?
    3. a study involving direct observation of children?
  5. How does citation and referencing guard against plagiarism?