Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

This refers to the way many researchers different types of research method and data in order to check the and of their findings. For instance if observation and questionnaires combined produce contradictory findings then the of the data has to be questioned and further research undertaken. Adopting a triangular approach to research should maximise the possibility of reliable and valid data. Combining different types of method and data is also referred to as methodological .