Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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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|Edition description:||Second Edition|
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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 WorldSetting Up and Getting StartedDeveloping Your Research QuestionUndertaking Credible and Ethical ResearchCrafting a Research ProposalReviewing LiteratureDesigning a Research PlanUnderstanding Methodologies: Quantitative and Qualitative ApproachesUnderstanding Methodologies: Mixed ApproachesUnderstanding Methodologies: Evaluative, Action-Oriented and Emancipatory StrategiesIdentifying and Selecting Samples, Informants and CasesPrimary Data: Surveys, Interviews and ObservationSecondary Data: Existing Data, Online Generated Data and Previous StudiesAnalysing Quantitative DataAnalysing Qualitative DataThe Challenge of Writing Up