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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book describes the experiences of seasoned behavioral science and social researchers in the area of field research.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide examples of issues related to field research from the researcher's perspective. This is a useful goal as it allows new researchers the opportunity to possibly avoid these issues in their research projects.
Audience: "The target audience includes new and experienced researchers desiring to learn form experienced researchers. The authors recommend this book for doctoral research courses. Each chapter is authored by recognized leaders in the difference aspects of field research. "
Features: This book goes through the steps of the research process from developing the research question to the dissemination of the results. Experienced researchers discuss their experiences at the various steps of the research process and provide realistic recommendations to deal with these issues.
Assessment: While research books normally provide the theoretical foundations of research, this book allows readers to experience the realities of research. It should be useful as a supplementary text for research classes.