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CORIA PAEZ, Ana Lilia; ROMAN, Isidoro Pastor  and  TORRES HERNANDEZ, Zacarías. Methodological proposal for developing a scientific research in the area of Business Administration. Pensam. gest. [online]. 2013, n.35, pp.2-24. ISSN 1657-6276.

Abstract Scientific research requires the use of the scientific method as an essential tool to generate knowledge of such nature, It is common that researchers use the terms method and methodology as indistinctly, this situation causes confusion in students who begin their research tasks. Therefore, the objective of this work is to provide students with elements to identify the differences between the method and the methodology in a scientific research, in order to facilitate the choice of actions that can better resolve the proposed objectives. To do this, first a bibliographical review of the research process and its characterization was carried out, as well as one review for the different research methods; Then it was presented the case of a doctoral thesis, which outlines the different methods that were used, named the methodological spiral. It integrates the methodology of the research as a whole. It is concluded that there exists a method that guides the research work and that guides the steps to follow during the process, which varies from one investigation to another. But, essentially, the steps may be similar because they rely on a central method that can be the scientific method as such, or the technological method. This research process also has different times, therefore it requires different methods for its implementation.

Keywords : Method; methodology; research; scientific research process.

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