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❶The teacher should try to present those experience before the students.

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It is only on the basis of these experience that some practical knowledge may be imparted to the pupils. If the teacher himself lost in the feelings and emotions of the poet then under the inspiration of those feelings and emotions the teacher conveys successful to the students.

There by the students are also raised to the thoughts of poet. Only after achieving this pedestal of thoughts will the teaching of poetry be successful. Techniques of Teaching Poetry The teacher should create the poetic atmosphere , a tender and sympathetic environment of teaching poems. The students get proper opportunity to be able express their ideas. The teacher can success in generating the emotions in the students , the feel of poetry only when he himself feel the same. The teacher should put up such questions that would develop the refinement in the taste of student.

These questions should be helpful in bringing about the feelings and emotions of the poet. Techniques of Teaching Poetry Techniques of Teaching Poetry Techniques of Teaching Poetry — The teaching of the poem should have certain essential aspects to be observed the techniques used in the class should help the students to increase their power of appreciations of beauty and also add to the joy of the pupil in reading that piece of literature.

The repeated recitation creates a conducive atmosphere for the teaching of the poetry and in consonance with the emotions expressed in the poe The poem should not be taught in parts. The teacher can success in generating the emotions in the students , the feel of poetry only when he himself feel the same The teacher should put up such questions that would develop the refinement in the taste of student.

Your research will dictate the kinds of research methodologies you use to underpin your work and methods you use in order to collect data. If you wish to collect quantitative data you are probably measuring variables and verifying existing theories or hypotheses or questioning them.

Data is often used to generate new hypotheses based on the results of data collected about different variables. However, often collections of statistics and number crunching are not the answer to understanding meanings, beliefs and experience, which are better understood through qualitative data.

And quantitative data, it must be remembered, are also collected in accordance with certain research vehicles and underlying research questions. Even the production of numbers is guided by the kinds of questions asked of the subjects, so is essentially subjective, although it appears less so than qualitative research data. This is carried out when we wish to understand meanings, look at, describe and understand experience, ideas, beliefs and values, intangibles such as these.

This is a common approach and helps you to 'triangulate' ie to back up one set of findings from one method of data collection underpinned by one methodology, with another very different method underpinned by another methodology - for example, you might give out a questionnaire normally quantitative to gather statistical data about responses, and then back this up and research in more depth by interviewing normally qualitative selected members of your questionnaire sample.

Look at the very brief outlines of different methods below. Consider which you intend using and whether you could also find it more useful to combine the quantitative with the qualitative. Interviews enable face to face discussion with human subjects.

If you decide to interview you will need to draw up an interview schedule of questions which can be either closed or open questions, or a mixture of these. Closed questions tend to be used for asking for and receiving answers about fixed facts such as name, numbers, and so on. They do not require speculation and they tend to produce short answers.

With closed questions you could even give your interviewees a small selection of possible answers from which to choose. If you do this you will be able to manage the data and quantify the responses quite easily. The Household Survey and Census ask closed questions, and often market researchers who stop you in the street do too. The problem with closed questions is that they limit the response the interviewee can give and do not enable them to think deeply or test their real feelings or values.

This would give you a very good idea of the variety of ideas and feelings people have, it would enable them to think and talk for longer and so show their feelings and views more fully. But it is very difficult to quantify these results.

You will find that you will need to read all the comments through and to categorise them after you have received them, or merely report them in their diversity and make general statements, or pick out particular comments if they seem to fit your purpose. If you decide to use interviews:. Questionnaires often seem a logical and easy option as a way of collecting information from people.

They are actually rather difficult to design and because of the frequency of their use in all contexts in the modern world, the response rate is nearly always going to be a problem low unless you have ways of making people complete them and hand them in on the spot and this of course limits your sample, how long the questionnaire can be and the kinds of questions asked.

As with interviews, you can decide to use closed or open questions, and can also offer respondents multiple choice questions from which to choose the statement which most nearly describes their response to a statement or item. Their layout is an art form in itself because in poorly laid out questionnaires respondents tend, for example, to repeat their ticking of boxes in the same pattern.

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A research method is a systematic plan for conducting research. Sociologists draw on a variety of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, including experiments, survey research, participant observation, and secondary data.

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^Research comprises defining and redefining problems,formulating hypothesis or suggested solutions, collecting,organizing and evaluating data, making deductions and .

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Observational research is a group of different research methods where researchers try to observe a phenomenon without interfering too much. Observational research methods, such as the case study, are probably the furthest removed from the established scientific method. methods and techniques. It is hoped that the humble effort made in the form of this book will assist in the accomplishment of exploratory as well as result-oriented research studies.

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Research methods can be used alone to solve a problem, or explore a question as part of a piece of work. They can also be a key part of writing a thesis or dissertation. For more about this, see our section on Writing a Dissertation, and particularly Writing Your Methodology. Choosing appropriate research methodologies It is vital you pick approach research methodologies and methods for your thesis - your research after all is what your whole dissertation will rest on. Choosing qualitative or quantitative research methodologies.