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Your Research Project: Designing and Planning Your Work / Edition 3
     

Your Research Project: Designing and Planning Your Work / Edition 3

by Nicholas Walliman
 

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ISBN-10: 1849204624

ISBN-13: 9781849204620

Pub. Date: 05/25/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In the third edition of this bestselling book, you'll find everything you need to embark upon your research project with confidence. Written with the needs of students at undergraduate, Masters and postgraduate level in mind, Doing Your Research Project will guide you through the process of formulating a research question, choosing your research methods, planning

Overview

In the third edition of this bestselling book, you'll find everything you need to embark upon your research project with confidence. Written with the needs of students at undergraduate, Masters and postgraduate level in mind, Doing Your Research Project will guide you through the process of formulating a research question, choosing your research methods, planning your research, and getting started.

Fully updated and revised, the new edition features:

- A comprehensive introduction to the purpose and nature of research

- Expanded coverage of writing a research plan or proposal

- Advice on finding and managing information

- An overview of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis, as well as more on mixed methods research designs

- New sections on digital media and online research methods

- Brand new exercises and examples to provide students from across the social sciences with the practical tools needed to succeed in their project

The new edition is essential reading for students at all levels across the social sciences who want a lively, straightforward guide to planning their research project.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849204620
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/25/2011
Series:
SAGE Study Skills Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,132,135
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Research and the Research Problem
Aims
Introduction
What Is Research?
What Is It for: The Objectives of Research
Types of Research
The Research Process
Starting Your Own Research
Planning a Research Project
The Next Steps: Finding Your Research Problem Area
Further Reading
Research Theory and the Nature of Knowledge
Aims
Philosophy and the Debate About the Structure of Science and the Nature of Knowledge
Hypothesis
Approaches to Social Research
Conclusions
The Next Steps: The Theoretical Basis of Your Research Project
Further Reading
Concepts, Language and Argument
Aims
Introduction
Concepts and Theory
Language and Argument
Conclusions
The Next Steps: Which Type of Research for Your Topic?
Further Reading
Information and How to Deal With It
Aims
Introduction
Finding the Literature
Dealing With Information
Doing a Literature Review
Conclusions
The Next Steps: Devising your Own Information System and Writing Your Literature Review
Further Reading
Research Methods
Aims
Introduction
Data Collection and Analysis
Collecting Secondary Data
Analysing Secondary Data
Collecting Primary Data
Combined Data Generation and Analysis
Analysing Data
Conclusions
The Next Steps: Which Research Methods Will You Use?
Further Reading
Honesty and Research Ethics
Aims
Introduction
Honesty In Your Work
Situations That Raise Ethical Issues
Ethics Policies, Permissions and Committees
Conclusions
The Next Steps: Plan Your Code of Ethics
Further Reading
Preparing the Research Proposal and Starting to Write
Aims
Introduction
The Recipe for a Successful Research Proposal
Types of Research Proposal
The Main Ingredients and Sequence
Finalizing Your Proposal
How To Get Started With Writing
Conclusions
The Next Steps: Your Research Proposal
Further Reading
Answers to Exercises
Key Words Glossary
References
Index

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