The rank, which is a master’s thesis, requires in its content the support of their own judgments with research. Before starting to write a master’s thesis, one should seriously consider what it will look like and what kind of research method will be used by us.
The research methods from which we want to choose are quite numerous. However, the most important thing to remember is the right choice of method for the subject of the thesis. A well-chosen research method will lead us to appropriate results and to draw correct judgments for a given phenomenon.
One of the oldest methods is observation. Conscious and purposeful observation of the behavior of groups, social strata, other types of phenomena and the collection of information about them, gives the opportunity to formulate conclusions that will confirm or disprove the thesis put forth in the thesis. Another method belonging to the research is the experimental method, called a scientific experiment, which consists in observing a given phenomenon, social group, behavior, through the intentional introduction of a specific factor whose influence is examined.
The disadvantage of this method is the exclusive possibility of applying in the case of phenomena that are repeated. The experimental method can be carried out in natural and real conditions – we are talking about natural experiments then, but there are also laboratory experiments that are carried out in artificially created conditions that are “manipulated”.
The monographic method concerns the study of a specific institution, plant, district, and above all people, their behaviors related to this place. With this method, it is possible to boldly study the quality, characteristics of the development of a particular layer, a social group. The monographic method includes tools such as conducting surveys, interviews, and documenting research.
When writing a master thesis about a specific company, a company, it is necessary to analyze the documentation, which is a reflection of the organization’s work in a given unit of time and its achievement. When analyzing the necessary documentation, you can compare several units, institutions.
The individual case method is another method among the research methods being helpful. In this case, the techniques used are intelligence, environmental research, document analysis. With this method, you can examine, analyze specific events, phenomena, people, and, consequently, their effects and causes. By analyzing these spheres, prophylactic actions can be formulated, which aim, for example, at solving a problem.
In the diagnostic survey method, interviews, surveys are used, you can also analyze documentation or select statistical methods. The use of these techniques is aimed at facilitating the collection of facts, information on phenomena and their development dynamics. The method is most often used in the case of explaining the complexity of phenomena.
The choice of the research method used in the master’s thesis does not affect the creation of the bibliography. Appropriate selection has a fundamental impact on the content of the master’s thesis and the conclusions drawn in it. If you have a problem with the right choice, the advice should be provided by the promoter who conducts your work. What you can use in the bibliography are the items describing the applied research method to justify your own choice.