Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners / Edition 1

Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners / Edition 1

by Ranjit Kumar
     
 

ISBN-10: 076196214X

ISBN-13: 9780761962144

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This immensely practical book is designed for anyone new to research and planning to undertake a research project. The textbook is organized around eight operational steps that constitute the research process: formulating a research problem; conceptualizing a research design; constructing an instrument for data collection; selecting a sample; writing a research

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This immensely practical book is designed for anyone new to research and planning to undertake a research project. The textbook is organized around eight operational steps that constitute the research process: formulating a research problem; conceptualizing a research design; constructing an instrument for data collection; selecting a sample; writing a research proposal; collecting data; processing data; and writing a research report.

Ranjit Kumar has drawn on 20 years of teaching experience to demystify the research process and give students a helpful and informative guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761962144
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Social Research Methods Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Research A Way of Thinking The Research Process A Quick Glance Reviewing the Literature Formulating a Research Problem Identifying Variables Constructing Hypotheses The Research Design Selecting a Study Design Selecting a Method of Data Collection Collecting Data Using Attitudinal Scales Establishing the Validity and Reliability of a Research Instrument Sampling Writing a Research Proposal Considering Ethical Issues in Data Collection Processing Displaying Data Writing a Research Report

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