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Doing research in the real world

Author: David E Gray
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This Third Edition guides you smoothly through the research process from start to finish setting out the skills needed to design and conduct effective research and introduces the reader to the reality of conducting research in the real world. It gives practical advice on how best to select appropriate projects, design strategies, sources and methods and provides the tools needed to collect, analyze and present data.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Gray
ISBN: 9781446260180 1446260186 1446260194 9781446260197 9781446295311 1446295311
OCLC Number: 858825461
Notes: Previous edition: 2009.
Description: xxii, 729 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
PART A: PRINCIPLES AND PLANNING FOR RESEARCH --
2. Theoretical Perspectives and Research Methodologies --
3. Selecting and Planning Research Proposals and Projects --
4. Research Ethics --
5. Searching, Critically Reviewing and Using the Literature --
PART B: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY --
6. Research Design: Quantitative Methods --
7. Research Design: Qualitative Methods --
8. Research Design: Mixed Methods -9. Sampling Strategies --
10. Designing Descriptive and Analytical Surveys --
11. Designing Case Studies --
12. Designing Evaluations --
13. Action Research and Change --
PART C: DATA COLLECTION METHODS --
14. Questionnaires --
15. : Interviewing --
16. Non-participant Observation --
17. Ethnography and Participant Observation --
18. Focus Groups --
19. Unobtrusive Measures --
20. Secondary Analysis --
PART D: ANALYSIS AND REPORT WRITING --
21. Getting Started Using SPSS --
22. Analysing and Presenting Quantitative Data --
23. Analysing and Presenting Qualitative Data --
24. Writing up the Research --
25. Preparing for Presentations and Vivas.
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Available with free access to the interactive ebook for 12 months when you buy the paperback version, this is the companion for any student undertaking a research project.  Read more...

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