Forecast based research

Research methods are employed to broaden the horizons of knowledge, research methods applied to forecast future behavior of any variable is called forecast based research. This type of research is applied to obtain sales forecasts, manpower forecasts, availability of resources, economic forecasts, in demographic studies like population growth, employment levels, income distribution, political forecasting, weather […]

Ways of doing Meta-Analysis

When a student is asked to conduct meta-analysis, what is he being asked to do? He is being asked to take the results of different studies, compare them, and see what patterns he can derive from his comparison. One of the interesting things about meta-analysis is that the research has already been completed. It has […]

Why sample size is important?

Statistical analysis plays a vital role in thesis or dissertation presentations. In any report, numbers speak more than words. A pictorial representation of number rather than explaining in words attracts the eye of the panelists and helps in gaining better grades. While doing this statistical analysis, the most important point is to test the sample […]

The graphic rating scale

It is one of the commonly used scales. Here the different points are often put along the line to form a continuum and the rater indicates his rating by putting a tick at the right point on a line that runs from one extreme end to another. Brief descriptions on scale points are given along […]