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Posted on Aug 2017



Week 3-Discussion 1-Open Exchange

            The role of the researcher is an important component as far as completion of my doctoral study is concerned.  Saunders, Lewis & Thornhill (2015) indicates that the role of the researcher during the research process should be stated so as to make the findings of a study reliable in nature. The role of the researcher component of my doctoral study will aid in highlighting the role that as the researcher I will play when it comes to completion of my study. It will highlight that I will be actively involved in data collection and analysis process. It will also show that I will be actively involved in ensuring that various research ethic issues are observed, such as honesty and ensuring that participants take part in the research process after signing an informed consent form. The component will also help in highlighting the role that will be played by hired researchers to aid in the process of data collection and analysis. The hired researchers will help in avoiding research bias that might occur during the data analysis process.

            On the other hand, ethical research is an important component of my doctoral study. In this component, I will highlight various ethical issues that will be considered during the process of completing my research. I will ensure that I carry out research that is in line with research ethics, such as honesty, seeking approval from the institution's research board, respecting the rights of the participants. Therefore, this component will help in understanding whether my doctoral study will be carried out in line with general ethical principles or not. This means that ethical research component will help in making my research process to be ethical.