A practical, concise, straightforward guide. Covering the entire process from reviewing the literature to writing up results, it has balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods and a popular troubleshooting section. It provides all the tools needed to embark on and complete successful research, underpinned by academic rigour.
A concise and straightforward guide for students undertaking a research project for the first time. The new edition details the entire research process, from reviewing the literature to writing up results. It features balanced and expanded coverage of collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, and new chapters on academic decision making and preparing research proposals.
Students find this book very practical, as it provides the tools they need to successfully embark on research projects and applies theories to real life scenarios. It also features an excellent glossary and practical troubleshooting section which identifies potential problems and provides likely solutions.
A companion website is available providing lecturer and student resources, including PowerPoint slides, datasets and interactive revision questions.
1. Understanding Research.- 2. Dealing with Practical Issues.- 3. Identifying your Paradigm.- 4. Designing the Research.- 5. Searching and Reviewing the Literature.- 6. Writing your Research Proposal.- 7. Collecting Qualitative Data.- 8. Analysing Qualitative Data.- 9. Integrated Qualitative Data Techniques.- 10. Collecting Data for Statistical Analysis.- 11. Analysing Data Using Descriptive Statistics.- 12. Analysing Data Using Inferential Statistics.- 13. Writing up the Research.- 14. Troubleshooting.
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