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Research Methodology: Some Illustrative Studies. ESRI Memorandum Series No. 102 1974

Davis, E. E. (1974) Research Methodology: Some Illustrative Studies. ESRI Memorandum Series No. 102 1974. [Policy Paper]

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    The two previous speakers in this series, Dr. Kennedy and Professor O'Connor, have covered both the practical and theoretical aspects of Research Methodology extremely well. In my comments I will focus on some illustrative studies which may help to exemplify some of these points. Dr. Kennedy, in his talk of two weeks ago, focussed on the "Nuts and Bolts" of the organisation of research, without dealing directly with questions such as objectivity, causality, creativity, inspiration, induction, and deduction. We an know that he is quite capable of dealing with these latter "exciting intellectual questions", as revealed in his Discourse given to the Royal Irish Academy (Kennedy, 1973) and his other publications. However, I could not agree more with Dr. Kennedy in stressing the importance of the "Nuts and Bolts" of the organisation of research. I would definitely agree with his statement that "far more people go astray because of ignorance or neglect of the more mundane matters."

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ireland
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > economic policy
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    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Memorandum Series
    Depositing User: Alyssa McDonald
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 15:19
    Number of Pages: 27
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 15:19

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