Doing Your Research Project (Paperback)
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Short Description for Doing Your Research Project Step-by-step advice on completing an outstanding research project.
- Published: 01 June 2010
- Format: Paperback 290 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780335235827 ISBN 10: 0335235824
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Review of 'Doing your research project' by Judith Bell
The book 'Doing your research project' by Judith Bell is intended for those who are about to undertake research in assorted academic or occupational investigations. It takes the reader through a set of step-by-step instructions of how to select a top-ic, identify objectives, plan and design a suitable methodology, devise research instruments, negotiate access to institutions, materials and people, collect, analyse and present information, and produce a well-written report.
This book teaches you how to optimize your research techniques to save time and other valuable resources and focus on what is important: finishing a well-written research report on time. Each chapter is kept short and is written on the point with clear-cut summaries of the most important elements.
There are however some areas the book can improve on. I got the drift that it was written more towards people who have no to a medium level of experience and how to go about researching a topic, which is fine but the book is not labeled as a 'beginners-', 'intermediate-' or 'high-' level research book. This is more of an all-round book and therefore doesn't cover all aspects the reader should know about. Judith Bell also embellishes her point with a lot of real life examples and stories, but more often than not she gets into her little story and forgets the point she is trying to get across. These tangents she goes off tend to obstruct the flow of the reader and makes the chapter more difficult to grasp.
Overall, this is a good book for someone like me who has researched many topics throughout my academic years but never had a systematic way of going about it. The book will help you get a basic understanding of researching techniques but only touches the surface of most topics.
Information about the book:
Bell, Judith: Doing your research project. A guide for first-time researchers in edu-cation, health and social science. 4th edition. Open University Press: Maidenhead, United Kingdom, 2005.
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