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Research methodology : a step-by-step guide for beginners

Author: Ranjit Kumar
Publisher: London : SAGE, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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For introductory research courses across multiple disciplines in the social sciences. This second edition of "Research Methodology: A Step by Step Guide for Beginners" is designed specifically for students who do not have any previous experience or knowledge of research and research methodology. This practical step-by-step approach provides students with a strong framework of methods and procedures used in both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ranjit Kumar
ISBN: 141291194X 9781412911948
OCLC Number: 57751213
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: xix, 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Research : a way of thinking --
The research process : a quick glance --
Step one : formulating a research problem ; Reviewing the literature --
Formulating a research problem --
Identifying variables --
Constructing hypotheses --
Step two : conceptualizing a research design ; The research design --
Selecting a study design --
Step three : constructing an instrument for data collection ; Selecting a method of data collection --
Collecting data using attitudinal scales --
Establishing the validity and reliability of a research instrument --
Step four : selecting a sample ; Sampling --
Step five : writing a research proposal ; Writing a research proposal --
Step six : collecting data ; Considering ethical issues in data collection --
Step seven : processing data ; Processing data --
Displaying data --
Step eight : writing a research report ; Writing a research report --
Research methodology and practice evaluation --
Appendix. Developing a research project : a set of exercises for beginners.
Responsibility: Ranjit Kumar.
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