ISBN-10:
1446258971
ISBN-13:
2901446258971
Pub. Date:
12/20/2013
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project / Edition 2

Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project / Edition 2

by Zina O'Leary

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Overview

Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project / Edition 2

The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project!



Warm, innovative, and clever, The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project provides all of the skills and momentum students need to excel at their research projects. The new Third Edition includes multidisciplinary case studies and a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, along with helpful learning features and tools to support every step of their research journey.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901446258971
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Zina O’Leary is an internationally-recognized leader in research methodologies, and has a keen interest in the application of research to evidence-based decision-making. Zina is a Senior Fellow at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government where she coordinates research and project units for their Executive Masters and Executive Education Programs. Zina also has an extensive history as a consultant to both Government and the private sector and was the research coordinator for the Centre for Environmental Health Development at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. She is the author of Researching Real World Problems, The Social Science Jargon Buster, and Workplace Research.

Table of Contents

Taking the Leap into the Research World
Setting Up and Getting Started
Developing Your Research Question
Undertaking Credible and Ethical Research
Crafting a Research Proposal
Reviewing Literature
Designing a Research Plan
Understanding Methodologies: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Understanding Methodologies: Mixed Approaches
Understanding Methodologies: Evaluative, Action-Oriented and Emancipatory Strategies
Identifying and Selecting Samples, Informants and Cases
Primary Data: Surveys, Interviews and Observation
Secondary Data: Existing Data, Online Generated Data and Previous Studies
Analysing Quantitative Data
Analysing Qualitative Data
The Challenge of Writing Up

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