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    Rights statement: © Rojon, C., & Saunders, M. N. K. (2012). Formulating a convincing rationale for a research study. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 5(1), 55-61 doi: 10.1080/17521882.2011.648335

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17521882.2011.648335
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalCoaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

Abstract

Explaining the purpose of a research study and providing a compelling rationale
is an important part of any coaching research project, enabling the work to be set
in the context of both existing evidence (and theory) and its practical applications.
This necessitates formulating a clear research question and deriving specific
research objectives, thereby justifying and contextualising the study. In
this research note we consider the characteristics of good research questions
and research objectives and the role of theory in developing these. We conclude
with a summary and a checkl

    Research areas

  • rationale, research question, research objective, theory, coaching research

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