What are research limitations ? Carol M. Roberts in her book, The Dissertation Journey offers some examples of limitations when she states, “Limitations are usually areas over which you have no control. Some typical limitations are sample size, methodology constraints, length of the study, and response rate.”
For limitations – examples:
1. There may be unknown conditions or factors at the facility where the participants reside, work, or study that could bias the responses of the participants.
2. If you are collecting data from the elderly, if is possible that some of their recollections of events, situations, and feelings could be questionable.
3. The number of participants or subjects is enough from which to adequately draw conclusions. In qualitative methods, you will want the numbers of participants to reach a level at which saturation of the data is achieved – no new data or meaning units are being discovered.
I suggest you define and cite two or three sources regarding assumptions and limitations before including the specific ones relevant to your study. You want your Chairperson to know the literature you consulted in understanding your specific assumptions and limitations.