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Doing excellent small-scale research

Author: Derek Layder
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; London : SAGE, 2013.
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"In this inspiring and engaging book, readers are presented with the key principles and practices of small-scale research. In addition, the book provides a peerless introduction to the key features involved in the process of research design and practice. Written in a clear, accessible way and drawing on exciting up-to-date examples, this book makes for a crucial companion on the way to research excellence. Based on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Layder
ISBN: 9781849201827 184920182X 9781849201834 1849201838
OCLC Number: 819076800
Description: ix, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Overview of the Adaptive Approach --
Finding a Research Topic and a Research Problem --
Developing Questions from Research Problems --
Preparation and Project Design --
Qualitative Data and Mixed Strategies --
Quantitative Data and Mixed Strategies --
Imaginative Sampling --
Data Analysis: Concepts and Coding --
Writing the Research Report: Arguments and Explanations --
Guidelines and Checklist for Adaptive Research.
Responsibility: Derek Layder.

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Layder's adaptive approach answers the question that many social science researchers (particularly students) grapple with-how do I conduct (and justify) research grounded in both local-level data and Read more...

 
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