We do a better job of teaching theory and tools than ……… teaching their use……… Students need more training in the relevance and application of the tools.
Research methodology provides the principles for organizing, planning, designing, and conducting research.
The central reason for studying research methodology is that it provides a time-tested, proven means of producing new, reliable knowledge.
Economic research methodology is, in a sense, science and art of economics rolled together, with its goal being to both expand our knowledge and make the knowledge relevant the contemporary world.
planning and design the research
implementing and completing the analysis
disseminating the results of the research
- deals with formulating, finding, and creating newknowledge or information
- alternative avenues of exploration and the like requiring questioning, probing, pursuing a creative process
an art side of discipline
- deals with discerning the validity or reliability of
knowledge or information
- the “science” side of discipline