Research Design and Methodology



Having set the background for this study in Chap.  1, in addition to giving a full description of current literature within pertinent scholarship in Chap.  2, the main task of this chapter is to describe the methodology that has been employed in order to answer the research questions. The methodology design and research implementation are the key issues discussed. The chapter examines a qualitative paradigm and its ramifications, justifying the rationale of adopting a qualitative lens for this study.


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  1. 1.School of International RelationsSichuan International Studies UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.School of EducationThe University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  3. 3.School of EducationThe University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

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