How long should a literature review be for a research paper?
In the absence of specific instructions about the length of a literature review, a general rule of thumb is that it should be proportionate to the length of your entire paper. If your paper is 15 pages long 2-3 pages might suffice for the literature review.
What is included in methodology?
The methodology or methods section explains what you did and how you did it, allowing readers to evaluate the reliability and validity of your research. It should include: Any tools or materials you used in the research. Your rationale for choosing these methods.
Why is research methodology important?
More precisely, research methods help us get a solution to a problem. The study of research methods gives training to apply them to a problem. The study of research methodology provides us the necessary training in choosing methods, materials, scientific tools and training in techniques relevant for the problem chosen.
How do you know what research method to use?
A thumb rule for deciding whether to use qualitative or quantitative data is:Using quantitative analysis works better if you want to confirm or test something (a theory or hypothesis)Using qualitative research works better if you wish to understand something (concepts, thoughts, experiences)