Researching Real-World Problems: A Guide to Methods of Inquiry / Edition 1

Researching Real-World Problems: A Guide to Methods of Inquiry / Edition 1

by Zina O'Leary
     
 

Taking as her starting point the need for students to conduct research for themselves in the 'real world', Zina O'Leary guides those new to research through the whys and how-tos of the entire research process. This student-focused book offers a hands on and practical guide to the research process.See more details below

Overview

Taking as her starting point the need for students to conduct research for themselves in the 'real world', Zina O'Leary guides those new to research through the whys and how-tos of the entire research process. This student-focused book offers a hands on and practical guide to the research process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412901956
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: ORIENTATION TO RESEARCHING REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS
Researching Real-World Problems
PART TWO: LAYING FOUNDATIONS
From Real Problems to Researchable Questions
Preparing to Research Real-World Problems
Striving for Integrity in the Research Process
The Quest for 'Respondents'
Selecting Appropriate Data Collection Methods
PART THREE: RESEARCHING PROBLEMS
Understanding Problems
The Quest for Solutions
Research that Moves from Knowledge to Action
Evaluating Change
PART FOUR: MAKING MEANING/MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Producing Research 'Deliverables'

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