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    DescriptionUndertaking a research project is a crucial, but often overwhelming aspect of any social sciences degree, and selecting a research question can be one of the toughest parts of the process. What makes an appropriate topic for research? How do you transform an idea into a 'researchable' question? And, once you've got a question, where do you go from there? "Developing Research Questions" steers readers through the complex process of starting a research project. The book explains how to break down initial ideas from broad topics into appropriate research questions, and gives detailed guidance on how to refine questions as the research project develops. Each chapter is packed with handy hints, tips and examples that show how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in the research process. Linking hypotheses and questions with research design and methods at every step, this text takes readers from the start through to the final stage of answering their questions and drawing conclusions. This is a no-fuss, practical guide to forming your own research question. It is an indispensable resource for social scientists carrying out research projects at all levels.


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    Title
    Developing Research Questions
    Subtitle
    A Guide for Social Scientists
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick White
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781403998156
    ISBN 10: 1403998159
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JHBC
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Approval Code: A30140000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    DC22: 300.72
    BISAC V2.8: SOC019000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27420
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC024000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: H62 .W453 2009
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/STUDAS
    Thema V1.0: JHBC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    3 black & white tables
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    15 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Gordonsville
    Author Information
    PATRICK WHITE is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester. He has written a number of chapters and articles on teaching and research in education.
    Review quote
    'White's book is truly in another league: its depth and usefulness make it one of the most useful books about research I have ever seen.' - Olivier Ratle, Lecturer in Organization Studies, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK This book offers a concise and practical engagement of how one develops research questions, and more importantly, how those questions are related to ideas, theories, hypotheses, methods, results and conclusions. It deconstructs the research process to highlight how questions influence the steps involved in planning and carrying out social science research projects.' - Howard Ramos, Dalhousie University in the Canadian Journal of Sociology.   'Presents a very practical, 'can-do' approach to social science research' - Geoffrey Walford, University of Oxford in the British Educational Research Journal. 
    Table of contents
    Introduction Where do Research Ideas Come From? What Makes a Research Question? What Makes a Question 'Researchable'? Questions, Methods and Indicators Answering Research Questions - Claims Evidence and Warrant Afterword