Projective Techniques/Tests: Types, Pros, Cons & Examples

Projective techniques are a commonly used but highly controversial method of conducting qualitative research. Projective testing techniques were originally developed in the 1960s for use in the field of clinical psychology. In the domain of psychology, they refer to a type of personality test that exposes participants to a series of ambiguous stimuli such as … Read more

What is an Observational Research: Steps, Types, Pros and Cons

Observational research refers to qualitative and non-experimental studies that seek to systematically observe, record, and analyse a particular society, culture, behaviours and attitudes. It is non-experimental in its observation as it does not manipulate any variables. The steps are undertaken in conducting Observation research usually include: (Bailey, 1994) Observational Research is typically dichotomized on the basis … Read more

What is Critical Thinking? Here’s everything you need to know

Critical thinking refers to making reliable judgments through the objective analysis of factual information. The term ‘critical’ is derived from the Greek word kritikos that means discerning. What Does A Critical Thinker Do? They formulate vital questions relevant to analyzing problems. For example, a graduate student looking for an internship might ask whether the internship … Read more

Citation Guide: APA, MLA and Chicago Styles and FAQs

In the world of copyright and anti-plagiarism laws, any writer’s or artist’s creative content today is better protected than ever before. However, this has also left many naive, well-meaning writers who derived inspiration from others’ work susceptible to plagiarism charges. Thus it becomes important to learn the proper way to give credit for references through … Read more