Research Design and Research Management

Research Design and Research Management

There are several types of research designs and managing the design of research is known as research management. However the whole process of research management is to provide on the basis of research the prominent solution. Research design is explanatory in nature or it can be descriptive in nature. When a research design is descriptive in nature then it provokes in the research process all the probable questions of research whereas when a research design is explanatory in nature then it results in provoking explanations and aspects of why something has happened associated with the impact of the same in elaborated explanations (Robson 2013).

The design of research depends upon the way data is collected. Collection of data can be primary and secondary in nature. When data is collected secondarily then there are ethical issues of copy rights that can be dealt by ethical considerations (Robson 2013). When data is collected primarily then it involves collection of data on a concerned subject directly in relation to the world at real. Ethical issues are here concerned with interviewing, surveying, observing and analyzing. In such situations, primary research has to be conducted by taking in consideration the following viewpoints:

Having consent of those individuals on whom the study is going to be conducted

Research requires consent only when the interest of the research is not on something that can be available publicly such as commercial cases, boards of public messages where permission is not a requirement necessarily (Ader et al 2008)

Research which is primary should not involve any harm of physical kind or emotional kind of the subjects. This means something as simple as carrying out the research in the best possible way of not harming any individual

Another important consideration is objectivity and subjectivity in the research. Personal biases have to be ensured and the opinions have to be measured in accordance to fair aspects of consideration (Ader et al 2008)

Most research types for example survey and observing, have to be carried out within assuming that the findings of the research will be anonymous by all kind. Most interviews do not take place under this condition of anonymity and hence can be considered as unethical. So, in such cases we can let the subjects know that the research results and findings will be kept anonymous completely

When research is carried out, advantage of convenient access of people group should not be taken up only because the access is easy. The subjects should be chosen on the basis of beneficial consideration that is selecting which individual subject will benefit the environment of research and research management  (Ader et al 2008)

The researches that take place at the level of university need to be approved by the institutional board. This means that the research needs approval of ethical kind letting all the committees now that no kind of ethical violation is taking place in this research

When the results are reported, they have to be represented accurately on the basis of what observations were made and what was told on the same. The response of interviews move apart from contextual response and does not take up observation of discussing small parts without appropriate context measurement

By following each of these ethical considerations the design of research and research management will be successful (Ader et al 2008).


Adèr, H. J.Mellenbergh, G. J., & Hand, D. J., 2008,  Advising on research methods: a consultant’s companion. Huizen: Johannes van Kessel Publishing. ISBN 978-90-79418-01-5

Robson, C., 2013, Real-world research: A resource for social scientists and practitioner – researchers. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.