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Author: Ekpe Inyang
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.
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Written in simple and straightforward language, this book will prove useful in reducing the stress that undergraduate students feel when conducting research and embarking on scientific writing. It contains several essential aspects of general research methodology, and simplifies important concepts and procedures that students need to fully grasp in order to tackle their academic assignments with confidence. Assuming  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Inyang, Ekpe, 1963-
Doing academic research.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017
(OCoLC)1005871348
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ekpe Inyang
ISBN: 9781527506848 1527506843
OCLC Number: 1020286275
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 133 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Chapter One; Part I: General Research Methodology; Chapter Two; 2.0 Introduction; 2.1 Definition of research; 2.2 Purpose and importance of research; 2.3 Characteristics of research; 2.4 The concepts of reliability and validity in research; Questions to consider; Chapter Three; 3.1 Formulating a research problem; 3.2 Conceptualising a research design; 3.3 Selecting a sample; 3.4 Writing a research proposal; 3.5 Developing instruments for data collection; 3.6 Collecting the data; 3.7 Processing the data; 3.8 Writing a research report 3.9 Communicating the research resultsQuestions to consider; Chapter Four; 4.0 Introduction; 4.1 Types of research; 4.2 Study designs; 4.3 Research methods and instruments; 4.4 Types of questions; 4.5 Sources of influence on data; 4.6 The issue of representative data; 4.7 Triangulation in research; Questions to consider; Chapter Five; 5.0 Introduction; 5.1 Definition and types of data and analysis; 5.2 Definition and types of variable; 5.3 Relationships between variables; 5.4 Levels of measurement of variables; 5.5 Methods of data analysis; 5.6 Displaying and interpreting research results Questions to considerPart II: Academic Assignments; Chapter Six; 6.0 Introduction; 6.1 Independent study; 6.2 Developing an assignment or academic essay structure; 6.3 Analysis in writing; 6.4 Academic writing and language; 6.5 Accuracy and clarity; 6.6 Writing an introduction; 6.7 Writing a conclusion; 6.8 Proofreading and editing; 6.9 A quick note of advice; Questions to consider; Chapter Seven; 7.0 Introduction; 7.1 Citing authors within the text; 7.2 Bibliography and references; 7.3 References for various literature sources; Questions to consider Part III: The Thesis Project and InternshipChapter Eight; 8.0 Introduction; 8.1 Allocating adequate time for thesis research tasks; 8.2 Before selecting a thesis research topic; 8.3 Considerations in selecting a thesis research topic; 8.4 Selecting a research topic; 8.5 Getting and working with a supervisor; 8.6 Developing a rationale or research problem; 8.7 Formulating research questions; 8.8 Formulating aim and objectives; 8.9 Formulating hypotheses; 8.10 The literature review; 8.11 Importance of the literature review; 8.12 Theoretical, empirical and conceptual frameworks 8.13 Developing a methodologyQuestions to consider; Chapter Nine; 9.0 Introduction; 9.1 Anatomy of a research proposal; 9.2 Anatomy of a thesis; 9.3 Anatomy of a research paper; 9.4 Internship and internship report; 9.5 Hints on oral presentation of a thesis; Questions to consider; Appendices; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Appendix G; Bibliography; Index
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Written in simple and straightforward language, this book will prove useful in reducing the stress that undergraduate students feel when conducting research and embarking on scientific writing. It contains several essential aspects of general research methodology, and simplifies important concepts and procedures that students need to fully grasp in order to tackle their academic assignments with confidence. Assuming no previous knowledge on the part of the reader, it is richly supported with examples, and will serve as a friendly companion to any student who aims for academic excellence. Pract.

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