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Doing research in the real world

Author: David E Gray
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book is designed to introduce you to some of the essential methodologies, approaches and tools of research. In doing so, we will explore some of the philosophies and theoretical perspectives behind the many different ways of conducting research, as well as providing practical examples and guidance as to how research should be planned and implemented.
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Genre/Form: études diverses
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gray, David E. (David Edward), 1952-
Doing research in the real world.
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2009
(OCoLC)615817146
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E Gray
ISBN: 9781847873361 1847873367 9781847873378 1847873375
OCLC Number: 271774643
Description: xviii, 604 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Principles and planning for research --
Theoretical perspectives and research methodologies --
Selecting and planning research proposals and projects --
Research ethics --
Searching, reviewing and using the literature --
Research methodology --
Research design : quantitative methods --
Research design : qualitative methods --
Research design : mixed methods --
Designing descriptive and analytical surveys --
Designing case studies --
Designing evaluations --
Action research and change --
Data collection methods --
Collecting primary data : questionnaires --
Collecting primary data : interviewing --
Collecting primary data : observation --
Collecting primary data : unobtrusive measures --
Analysis and report writing --
Analysing and presenting quantitative data --
Analysing and presenting qualitative data --
Writing up the research --
Preparing for presentations and vivas.
Responsibility: David E. Gray.

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