Doing a Successful Research Project

Doing a Successful Research Project : Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods

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This straightforward, student-friendly guide contains all the practical advice for successfully undertaking a research project, leading students through all the stages of the research process. The second edition of this no-nonsense textbook supports students in conducting their own research projects, whatever discipline they are from. Describing processes, tools and strategies in a simple, succinct way, it supports the reader carefully through the planning and design stages, to implementation, analysis and completion.

Doing a Successful Research Project is suitable for an interdisciplinary audience all over the world. It is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking a research project or dissertation across the social sciences, applied social sciences, education, health and business studies. It can also be used as essential or complimentary reading on modules on qualitative and quantitative research and research design.<

New to this Edition:
- Enhanced coverage of essential topics, including research ethics, the literature review and online methodologies
- Increased coverage on quantitative methods
- New up-to-date examples of real-life research studies
- Broadened scope to encourage appeal to a wide range of academic disciplines
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 340g
  • Red Globe Press
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1137306424
  • 9781137306425
  • 231,648

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Carrying out a research project is a daunting task, presenting you with deadline anxieties, unfamiliar language and practical dilemmas. This book is a straightforward, user-friendly guide on how to manage your research project successfully - akin to having a tutor at your side.

Doing a Successful Research Project

- offers an accessible introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods
- takes you through the entire research process from planning to write-up
- includes extensive real-life examples of good and bad research practice

The second edition of this no-nonsense textbook, containing further discussion of internet-based research methods, research ethics and more, provides students with the self-discipline and the confidence to conduct their own research projects, whatever discipline they are from, and also the understanding required to identify the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies.
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Table of contents

PART 1 PLANNING YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT
1. So you're going to do a research project
2. Let's make a start
3. Preparing for a successful research project
4. The principles of sampling
5. Carrying out your survey
6. Questionnaires
7. The art and science of survey interviewing
8. Analysing your survey data
9. Testing for statistical significance: into more complex territory
10. A quantitative researcher's briefing sheet
PART 3 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
11. Studying a small sample
12. Qualitative research interviewing
13. There is more to qualitative research than interviewing
14. Analysing qualitative data
15. A qualitative researcher's briefing sheet
PART 4 THE LAST LAP
16. Writing your report.
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Review Text

"This book contains all the advice a student needs to design a hands-on methods project, to reflect on the process and to acquire transferable skills for the future." - Ann Taylor, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Newcastle NSW, Australia

"This is an excellent guide for undergraduate students conducting research projects in the social sciences. It addresses many of the issues that students encounter and offers excellent practical advice. It is the best text on this topic I have seen." Patrick White, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leicester, UK

"Clearly-written and well-organized, this book is an excellent, introductory text covering a broad scope of research methods for beginning students." Gerardo Marti, L. Richardson King Associate Professor of Sociology, Davidson College, USA
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"This book contains all the advice a student needs to design a hands-on methods project, to reflect on the process and to acquire transferable skills for the future." - Ann Taylor, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Newcastle NSW, Australia "This is an excellent guide for undergraduate students conducting research projects in the social sciences. It addresses many of the issues that students encounter and offers excellent practical advice. It is the best text on this topic I have seen." - Patrick White, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leicester, UK "Clearly-written and well-organized, this book is an excellent, introductory text covering a broad scope of research methods for beginning students." - Gerardo Marti, L. Richardson King Associate Professor of Sociology, Davidson College, USA 'I became really engaged with this text from the offset. The authors' straightforward approach belies significant depth and sophistication which is clearly underpinned by their own expert advice... I would highly recommend it.' Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Reader in Social Work, Middlesex University, UK
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About Martin Brett Davies

Martin Davies is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has extensive social science research experience, having held research posts in the Home Office, the National Health Service and the Universities of Manchester and East Anglia, where he supervised the research dissertations of more than 750 graduate and undergraduate students.

Nathan Hughes is Director of Education and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at the Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.
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