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Limitations of Research

Communication research studies, such as an experiment, an interview study, or survey research, and their results are often reported in a 25-page double-spaced report. This research report could be a research assignment for an undergraduate or graduate course in communication studies, a research paper that is being presented at a panel of an academic conference, or a published research paper in an academic journal. “Limitations of Research” is a section in the standard research report (the research report is usually divided into the major sections of Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Findings or Results, Discussion, and Conclusion). The “Limitations of Research” section is often one to two paragraphs in length and is usually placed after the Discussion section and before the final Conclusion section. In this ...

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