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|ISBN:||9781473916203 1473916208 9781473916197 1473916194|
|Description:||x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||PART ONE: PLANNING AND DESIGNING YOUR RESEARCH Chapter 1: Theoretical background Chapter 2: Research basics Chapter 3: Research strategies and design Chapter 4: The nature of data Chapter 5: Doing a literature review Chapter 6: Defining the research problem Chapter 7: Ethics Chapter 8: Writing a research proposal PART TWO: COLLECTING AND ANALYSING YOUR DATA Chapter 9: Sampling Chapter 10: Data collection methods Chapter 11: Quantitative data analysis Chapter 12: Qualitative data analysis PART THREE: WRITING UP YOUR RESEARCH Chapter 13: Presenting Data Graphically Chapter 14: Writing up a dissertation or research project PART FOUR: SUCCEEDING IN YOUR RESEARCH METHODS COURSE Chapter 15: How to get the most out of your lectures and seminars Chapter 16: How to Get the Best out of Reading and Note Taking Chapter 17: How to Write Great Essays|
This text takes a well-balanced view of research in the social sciences and gives the reader a basic theoretical grounding and structure on which to develop their understanding of research and