Limitations That Affect the Generalizability of Research Results in 2020 See Update

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Limitations That Affect the Generalizability of Research Results in 2020 See Update.

Limitations that Affects the Generalizability of Research Results: The limitations of the study are those features of design or methodology that impacted or influenced the interpretation of the result from your research.

They are the difficulties on generalizability, applications to practice, or use of findings that are the result of the ways in which you at first chose to design the study,

or the technique used to establish internal and external legitimacy or the result of unanticipated challenges that emerged during the study.

Generalizability of Research Results

In its simplest form, generalizability can be described as making predictions based on prior observations.

1. Access:

If your study depends on having entrée to people, organizations, data, or documents and, for whatever reason, access is denied or limited in some way, the reasons for this need to be described.

Also, be sure to explain why denied or limited access does not prevent you from following through on your study.

Longitudinal Effect: The time available to investigate a research problem and to measure change or stability over time is pretty much constrained by the due date of your assignment.

It is better to choose a research problem that does not require an extreme amount of time to complete the literature review, put to play the methodology, and gather and interpret the results.

If you are unsure whether you can complete your research within the confines of the assignment’s due date, talk to your professor.

2. Cultural and Other Types of Bias:

We all have biases, whether we are conscious of them or not. Bias is when a person, place, event, or thing is viewed or shown in a consistently inaccurate way. Bias is usually negative, though one can have a positive bias as well, especially if that bias reflects your reliance on research that only support your hypothesis.

When proof-reading your paper, be especially critical in reviewing how you have stated a problem, selected the data to be studied, what may have been omitted, the manner in which you have ordered events, people, or places, how you have chosen to represent a person, place, or thing, to name a phenomenon, or to use possible words with a positive or negative connotation.

Importantly, If you detect bias in prior research, it must be acknowledged and you should explain what measures were taken to avoid perpetuating that bias. For example, if a previous study only used boys to examine how music education supports effective math skills, describe how your research does expand the study to include girls?

3. Fluency in a Language:

If your research focuses, for example, on measuring the perceived value of after-school tutoring among Mexican-American ESL [English as a Second Language] students and you are not fluent in Spanish, you are limited in being able to read and interpret Spanish language research studies on the topic or to speak with these students in their primary language. This deficiency should be acknowledged.

4. Information About the Limitations of Your Study are generally placed either at the beginning of the discussion section of your paper so the reader knows and understands the limitations before reading the rest of your analysis of the findings, or, the limitations are outlined at the conclusion of the discussion section as an acknowledgment of the need for further study.

Statements about a study’s limitations should not be buried in the body [middle] of the discussion section unless a limitation is specific to something covered in that part of the paper. If this is the case, though, the limitation should be reiterated at the conclusion of the section.

It is always pertinent to always acknowledge a study’s limitation than have it they pointed out by your professor and be graded down because you appear to have ignored them.

These processes also make suggestions for further research as you also have to sure explain the ways in which these unanswered questions may become more focused because of your study.

Study limitations also allow you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have thought carefully about the research problem, understood the important literature published about it, and properly assessed the methods chosen for studying the problem.

The main objective of the research process is not only discovering new knowledge but to also confront assumptions and explore what we don’t know.

Every study has limitations. Therefore, it is pertinent that you restrict your discussion to limitations related to the research problem under investigation.

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CSN Team.

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