Doing a Successful Research Project

Doing a Successful Research Project : Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods

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"Doing a Successful Research Project" is a realistic, user-friendly guide on how to conduct a research project that talks at the student's level; akin to having a tutor right at one's side. It offers an accessible, even-handed introduction to carrying out research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students conducting a research project for the first time. The research process--from planning, through design and implementation, to completion--is described simply and succinctly, with the emphasis throughout on good preparation. The book provides students with the self-discipline and the confidence to carry out their own research project, as well as enabling them to assess for themselves the advantages and disadvantages of the differing strategies available.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 20mm | 322.06g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • GordonsvilleUnited States
  • English
  • 1403993793
  • 9781403993793
  • 172,857

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'This is one of the most clearly written and engaging books for the beginning researcher I have encountered. It is a practical, no-nonsense and encouraging book as well.' - Elizabeth Watson, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Australia 'This is an excellent book which will capture the enthusiasm and interest of the students it is aimed at.' - Professor David Shemmings, Middlesex University, UK '...anyone carrying out research for a project... and turning the results of that research into a report would benefit from this guide.' - Oxfam Development Resource Review 'The book is readable and accessible; paragraphs of information are interspersed with examples from students' projects and warnings of pitfalls...Doing a successful research project takes the reader through all aspects of research. The emphasis is on rigour, but the author is cheerfuly emphatic about keeping life simple.' Sara Perren, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

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About Martin Brett Davies

Martin Davies has held research posts in the Home Office, the Universities of Manchester and East Anglia and the National Health Service.

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