Introduction to research methods a practical guide for anyone undertaking a research project
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Published
Oxford : How To Books, 2009.
Edition
4th ed.
ISBN
9781848033429 (e-book)
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x, 166 pages
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Published
Oxford : How To Books, 2009.
Format
ONLINE
Edition
4th ed.
Language
English
ISBN
9781848033429 (e-book)

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Previous ed.: published as A practical guide to research methods. 2007.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
For anyone who has to conduct a research project and does not have time to wade through complicated research textbooks, this up-to-date handbook explains technical jargon in a concise way and includes practical examples to illustrate the issues raised.,This practical, down-to-earth guide is for researchers, students, community groups, charities or employees - in fact anyone who needs to put together research projects quickly and effectively. It contains everything from developing your idea into a proposal, through to analysing data and reporting results. Whether you have to undertake a project as part of your coursework, or as part of your employment, or simply because you are fascinated by something you have observed and want to find out more, this book offers you advice on how to turn your ideas into a workable project. Specifically it will show you how to: - choose your research methods - choose your participants - prepare a research proposal - construct questionnaires - conduct interviews and focus groups - analyse your data - report your findings - be an ethical researcher.Contents: Preface; 1. How to Define Your Project; 2. How to Decide Upon a Methodology; 3. How to Choose Your Research Methods; 4. How to Conduct Background Research; 5. How to Choose Your Participants; 6. How to Prepare a Research Proposal; 7. How to Conduct Interviews; 8. How to Conduct Focus Groups; 9. How to Construct Questionnaires; 10. How to Carry Out Participant Observation; 11. How to Analyse Your Data; 12. How to Report Your Findings; 13. How to be an Ethical Researcher; Useful addresses; Index.
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Also available in printed form ISBN 9781845283674
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Electronic reproduction.,Askews and Holts.,Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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