Designing and Managing Your Research Project: Core Skills for Social and Health Research

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Overview

This book provides information about the key areas needed for a successful project. It includes software skills, developing research objectives, writing proposals, literature reviews, getting ethics approval, seeking funding, managing a project, communicating research findings, and writing reports. There is also a chapter on working as an independent researcher.The book includes numerous examples, checklists, and practical exercises designed to assist the learning of research skills and the completion of crucial project tasks. It covers procedures needed for conducting projects electronically and accessing information from the Internet.

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Editorial Reviews

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Designing and Managing Your Research Project is rich in content, full of practical information with a simple, easy-to-follow layout [...]the book will be ideal for academic and non-academic researchers, teachers and consultants, among others. The authors’ consultative-coaching-advisory and empathy-towards-researchers approaches in discussing the core knowledge in research project management are indeed commendable. Most researchers whilst reflecting on the content will find the book rigorous, relevant, simple and practical
Ronald R. Kumar
The Qualitative Report

David Thomas and Ian Hodges have created a practical straightforward introductory text explaining the knowledge and skills essential for completing a research project...This book will be useful for the more experienced researcher, as well as the novice
Graham Sloan
Nursing Standard

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848601925
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/4/2010
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David C Thomas (Ph.D, University of South Carolina) is Professor of International Management at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is the author of seven books including Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts, (Sage) and Cultural Intelligence: People Skills for Global Business (Berrett-Koehler), as well as numerous journal articles on cross-cultural interactions in organizational settings. He is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Management and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Journal of Management.

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Table of Contents

Designing and Managing Research Projects: An Overview
Designing a New Research Project: Issues to Think about
Developing Research Aims and Objectives
Preparing and Writing a Research Proposal
Getting Funding for Research
Research Ethics and Ethics Reviews
Doing a Literature Review
Managing a Research Project
Software for Research
Working with Colleagues and Supervisors
Communicating Research Findings
Writing for Research: Some Guiding Principles
Writing a Research Report: Organization and Presentation
Careers in Research

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