Purpose of a Research Design
The following are some of the reasons for employing research designs;
1. To cut costs
The credibility of the findings is significantly impacted by the research strategy employed.
This establishes a firm foundation upon which the rest of the study can rest. By planning everything in advance, the research can be as efficient as possible, yielding the most relevant results with the least amount of time, money, and effort invested.
2. To aid in the smoothness of the scaling process
In order to ensure that the research is as efficient as possible, generating the most knowledge with the least amount of time, effort, and money spent, a well-thought-out research design is required.
3. Gathering pertinent data and techniques
The term “research design” refers to the process of determining, in advance, how the necessary data will be gathered and analyzed, with consideration given to the research’s overall goals and the resources available to the team conducting the study. The whole project was thrown off by sloppy research design preparations.
4. To outline plans
For many research tasks to run efficiently, a well-thought-out plan of action is essential. It’s like a blueprint that helps us prepare for the research project by outlining the steps we need to take to gather the necessary data and analyse it. Just as one would need a blueprint and a plan before beginning construction on a house, so too would one need a design before beginning research to ensure everything goes according to plan and costs are minimised.
5. To give experts an overview:
The research process can be broken down into manageable steps with the help of a research design, and experts in the field can be consulted for their input.
The investigator is able to better identify and correct his flaws thanks to the structure provided.
6. To point in the right direction:
Research designs point other executives and people helping us along the way in the right direction. When conducting research, one must familiarize oneself with the existing literature and any new (alternative) methods that may be applicable.