Asked 4th Dec, 2021

Evidence of how it has been established that the methodology proposed will produce sufficient data to draw meaningful conclusions?

Hello everyone,
I am in the third year of Computer Science and my project is about social robots, I am doing the proposal, ethics form, and literature review about the social robot. The question above is in the ethics form.

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5th Dec, 2021
Robert Barbour
Do check with your Tutor/lecturer whether the report is just a literature review or something else using an existing tool to collect data for or about people, or may involve any activity that may affect other people, the usual reason for requiring ethical approval. The question may be viewed another way. A literature review is a sampling of current literature. You may find a number of online bibliographies or theses (thesis plural) in the area that will give you a start into the literature which may be viewed as a history of an area of study in published papers on a topic. The start point is the earliest frequently referenced paper. Your survey should tell the story in brief form of the development of the field including all the key contributors and the contributions they made and identify what researchers think may need doing which you may find in the conclusion of published papers.
Minimally you must think about the question and why it was asked.
It would help people assist you if you were to state your research question.
'about social robots is not a 'research question.
5th Dec, 2021
Qamar Ul Islam
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Confirmability The extent to which the research study's conclusions could be validated by other researchers. Confirmability is concerned with demonstrating that the facts and interpretations of the findings are not figments of the inquirer's mind, but rather plainly drawn from the data.
To be considered trustworthy, qualitative researchers must demonstrate that data analysis was performed precisely, consistently, and exhaustively by documenting, systematizing, and revealing the techniques of analysis in sufficient detail to allow the reader to evaluate if the process is credible.
The dependability of the data used to make judgments is the cornerstone of effective research and good decision making in evidence-based practice (EBP). When data cannot be trusted, it is impossible to make an informed judgment. The data's trustworthiness is only as good as the instruments or tests employed to collect it.
Kind Regards
Qamar Ul Islam
6th Dec, 2021
Sheikh Mohd Saleem
Unicef India
Methods used in the study should be standard and validated. The methods should be replicated in other studies too and produce almost similar results

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