Designing the research

choose a research topic | decide on a research question and define key terms | design a robust research project | choose which research method(s) to use

How to choose your research method(s)

The next step is for the group to select what research methods will enable them to collect the data that they need to answer their research question. The group is unlikely to know about all the available methods, so you need to give them enough information to make an informed decision. Here is a brief outline of the main methods that they could use, along with their advantages and limitations.