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Practical Research 1 Module: Understanding Data and Ways to Systematically Collect Data

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.

If you have any questions in using this SLM or any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your teacher or facilitator.

In qualitative research, it is important to know how you can collect information for your research topic. This module covers the steps on how to define data and make a research design. It will help you to develop your problem solving and critical thinking skills.

This module will cover the following lessons:

  • LESSON 1: Qualitative research design
  • LESSON 2: Sampling
  • LESSON 3: The data and data collection
  • LESSON 4: Writing your research methodology
  • LESSON 5: Gathering your data

After reading this module, you will be able to do the following:

  • Choose a relevant qualitative research design;
  • Describe a sample and know the process of sampling;
  • Plan on how to collect data;
  • Apply the steps in writing a research methodology.



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