Basic Descriptive Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Author: Eileen Kane
Publisher: Marion Boyars
New, completely revised second edition. If you want to do research and aspire to academic ability, this book is for you - it will guide and challenge you, and keep you on the straight and narrow path of academic integrity. Doing Your Own Research is an essential reference tool for the student researcher. A complete A to Z of research, it explains all stages of a research project; from developing the basic idea to collecting the information and producing the final paper. In a method unique to this book, the author shows how to convert an idea for research into a researchable statement and from that into a guide to the data to be collected. The technique can be applied to a wide range of descriptive research projects spanning academic, business, community, voluntary and personal interests. Knowing how to get information is a source of power in modern society. One of the primary aims of the book is to enable individuals and community groups with no previous experience to do their own research in a professional and satisfying way. "This book should have a wide appeal."?Times Educational Supplement
Author: Eileen Kane,Mary O'Reilly-de Brún
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers
How to get what you want in the information age.
A Guide for First-time Researchers in Education and Social Science
Since it was first published 1980s, Doing Your Research Project has become something of a 'bible' for first-time researchers in social science. This third edition reflects advances in technology and methodology and positions the book to support researchers in the twenty first century. Doing Your Research Project assumes that the reader has no prior knowledge of research methodology or experience of carrying out research. Written in lucid, plain English, it takes the reader step by step through each stage of preparing for, carrying out and writing up a research project. Judith Bell speaks directly to the beginner student, frequently introducing examples from her own experience of, for example, supervision, the problems of getting access to data, and so on. There are regular checklists to help students monitor the progress of their own projects and the book is full of examples of good practice and warnings about pitfalls to be avoided. The third edition contains new material on Narrative Inquiry, Supervision, Intellectual Property, Ethics, Finding and Searching Information Sources (including an extensive section on use of electronic resources such as CD Roms and the Internet), and the production of Literature Reviews.
Author: John Beech
Category: Business & Economics
Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Taking the fear out of writing your business project, this book helps you understand and carry out each step of the research process. With detailed, friendly and engaging support it takes you from the very beginning to the very end. Key features: Chapters are structured around FAQs such as ‘How to choose a research question?’, ‘How do I go about a literature review?’ guiding you towards a full understanding of the research process Workbook tasks help you shape your thoughts on each topic, enabling you to decide your own research question and how you will research it The importance of various ideas is clearly signposted, helping you prioritise your time according to your needs and goals. Templates and checklists from the book are also available for download at the Doing Your Business Research Project companion website at study.sagepub.com/beech This interactive guide is ideal for all Business and Management students about to complete a research project or dissertation.
Author: Stephen Potter
Category: Social Science
`A good introductory text for prospective PhD students and a useful resource for research trainers who wish to provide an initial overview to a varied audience' - The Research Training Initiative at Birmingham Insitute of Art and Design This invaluable resource will help both full and part-time postgraduate students from all subjects to do research better, quicker and with as little hassle as possible. Doing Postgraduate Research is pioneering a new generation of research training materials. It recognises the greater importance formal research training now occupies in research degrees. This practical text will enable the student to develop their abilities to draw upon a range of research training materials and to select those that are best suited to their own research training needs. The book concentrates on tasks that all postgraduate research projects face and include: - designing and organising a research project - doing a topic review - writing skills - using computers - considering rights and ethics in research the process of the thesis examination and (where held) the oral examination The book encourages student `training by doing' , and is designed to be used by students while they are doing their own research work. The text includes numerous activities for students to apply what they are learning to their own projects. Doing Postgraduate Research has been developed from an Open University training pack for research students, and is compliant with UK Research Council training requirements. It will be invaluable to all students, supervisors and all with research training responsibilities.
Author: David Coghlan,Teresa Brannick
The fourth edition of this bestselling book is packed full of practical, expert advice on how to navigate the murky waters of ethics, politics and management in your own organization. Multidisciplinary in its approach to action research, the book sets out a step-by-step template for researchers to follow and adapt. Coghlan and Brannick: Introduce and contextualise action research as a method Provide guidance on how to design and implement your action research project Explore interlevel dynamics Discuss role duality and access Suggest effective ways to analyse your data Provide helpful tips on how to disseminate your findings. The book and supporting companion website are the ideal resource for students, researchers and practitioners hoping to generate real change through their action research project and will be particularly relevant to those studying Business and Management, Nursing and Health, Education and Sociology.
Author: Mike Lambert
'Mike Lambert's book is a useful source of information, helping to create and shape your research methods project. The book contains detailed chapters with easy to follow guidelines, tips and suggestions ensuring help at every step of the way from start to finish' Alexander Miesen, student, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences In this basic guide, step-by-step advice is presented in a clear way and chapters take the reader through the entire process, from planning and doing research, to writing it up. Each stage is covered, with detailed help on choosing a topic, drawing up research questions, doing the literature review, choosing and designing research methods, the ethics of doing research, analyzing data, and collating and presenting findings. Features in the text include: - explanations of key research terms - activities (with answers) - progress sheets - case studies Online resources to accompany the book are available at http://www.methodspace.com/groups/MikeLambertABeginnersGuide/ This is an ideal text for undergraduate students undertaking their first ever research project, postgraduates pursuing Masters awards and teachers carrying out action research.
A Guide for Students
Author: Gary Thomas
Category: Social Science
Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. 'Gary’s book, never more than a metre away, has been my indispensable research companion. With its easy layout, my well-worn copy, stripy with florescent marker and pencilled notes, has been my go-to, on-hand supervisor throughout my degree; taking the distance out of distance learning. Replace daunting and impossible with clarity and entertainment. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it; it has been my gateway to achievement' - Ellie Davies Moore, distance learner in Multi-Sensory Impairment at the University of Birmingham With more advice on concluding, writing up and presenting research, using social media and digital methods, and understanding what supervisors want and how to work with them, the third edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences. Setting out a clear and detailed road map, Gary Thomas guides the reader through the different stages of a research project, explaining key steps and processes at each level in refreshingly jargon-free terms. It covers: - How to choose your research question - Project management and study skills - Effective literature reviews - Methodology, theory and research design frames - Ethics and access - Data collection tools - Effective data analysis - Discussing findings, concluding and writing up Packed with engaging anecdotal evidence and practical advice and supported by an interactive website featuring worksheets, videos, SAGE Journal articles and more, this new edition is a user-friendly, one-stop-shop for guidance on research principles.
Author: Zina O'Leary
Category: Social Science
The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to research and provides all of the skills and momentum you need to excel. Each stage of a project is clearly set out with best practice highlighted alongside pragmatic advice for tackling research in the real world. The Third Edition uses multidisciplinary case studies, and examples from the author’s own experience, to answer your questions and support your progress as you move smoothly through each stage. With a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, more on disseminating research, more on the practical and legal implications of ethics and more international examples, the book is packed full of learning features and tools to support your journey, including: A fully-developed website with podcasts, videos, journal articles and examples of real projects Activities and worksheets to help you organize your time Learning objectives to sustain your momentum Top tips relating to key research skills Full glossary to test understanding and provide definitions Annotated further reading to help you move through the literature ‘Excuse me, I have a question!’ feature to answer common questions. Warm, innovative and clever, this book is packed full of must-have information for anyone doing a research project.
The Reality of Researching and Writing
Author: Reva Berman Brown
Category: Business & Economics
e question of how to choose a research project is answered.
A Step by Step Guide
Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes
Undertaking a research project can be a daunting task for early years students. This step-by-step guide clearly shows you how to organise and structure your project, write a literature review, interpret findings and successfully present your research. Bringing the whole process to life through practical examples and real case studies, the book is packed with summaries, key points, checklists and discussion topics, encouraging you to engage with and reflect on your own work. The third edition is fully updated to include: New chapters on writing your literature review and structuring your final project Increased coverage of e-research data collection methods New real-life student examples and case studies from the UK and internationally Additional online 'top tips' videos from the author. This is an essential companion for students on undergraduate and postgraduate early childhood courses, teacher education, nursing, and social sciences. It is also useful for early years practitioners required to carry out small-scale research. Dr Guy Roberts-Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Author: Jonathan Tummons
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book guides new researchers through the different stages of small-scale or practitioner research.
Author: Sandy Fraser
Doing Research with Children and Young People introduces researchers to the key considerations involved in working with children and young people.
Author: Philip H. Pollock III
Publisher: CQ Press
Category: Political Science
With Philip Pollock's Third Edition of A Stata Companion to Political Analysis, students quickly learn Stata via step-by-step instruction, more than 50 exercises, customized datasets, annotated screen shots, boxes that highlight Stata's special capabilities, and guidance on using Stata to read raw data. This attractive and value-priced workbook, an ideal complement to Pollock’s Essentials of Political Analysis, is a must-have for any political science student working with Stata.
Author: Hugh Young
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
Category: Business & Economics
Hugh Young is a star fund manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, with over 25 years' experience and a dazzling record of returns. He has marshalled Aberdeen portfolios through numerous market cycles, and in this eBook reveals the secrets of his success, accompanied by the witty illustrations of cartoonist Fran Orford.
Using the Internet to Discover Emerging Growth Stocks
Author: Paul H. Christiansen
Category: Business & Economics
Sound Familiar? Ive opened an online brokerage account, but Im having a bit of a problem. How do I know what stocks to buy? There are plenty of terrific sources of investment information on the Internet, but there are so many sources, all claiming to be the one and only source that I need, that I cant make any decisions. Maybe I should return to my full-service broker. Be Your Own Broker can help you cut through the bewildering maze of online stock information and help you find the sources of information that can provide you with higher investment returns. Written by a seasoned broker with over 30 years of investing experience, the book provides you with a systematic method for discovering emerging growth stocks. More important, the book will provide you with a risk-free learning process that will enable you to improve your investment skills before you risk any of your own money. The author identifies two types of information that enabled him to increase the value of his fantasy portfolio from a start of $250,000 to more than $9 million in less than three years. In addition, he reveals specific sites on the Internet that provide that information and how to gain the most value from those sites.
Author: Erica Crooks
Publisher: Erica Crooks / officialericcrooks.com
Do you love watching funny videos on youtube and other funny video entertainment and humor websites ? Do you love comedy television shows and comedy movies ? Or a better question is do you love funny comedy videos so much that you want to not only make a funny video but a very funny video ? To make your friends laugh or even better, to make money making funny videos ? Then why not check out " Make A Funny Video " from the creator of The Eric Crooks Show and independent filmmaker behind officialericcrooks.com This book will encourage you to discover what makes you laugh and how to make comedy like all your favorite television shows, movies, comedy web series and funny video clips. This book will teach you some of the most important elements in being a true comedy filmmaking artist. Those secrets that no mainstream entertainment industry companies and studios would ever waste their time with and stuff they don't teach in schools. So if you are the kind of person who thinks " It's not about art, it's all about making money. Because this is the real world and you got to think logically in business. " this book is NOT FOR YOU ! Take a hike ! But if your the kind of person who loves comedy movies, television shows, web shows, short films, funny videos, whatever and you want to make a funny video for the fun of it then This book is for you. Remember, money not the goal. Money is what you earn after doing a good job. So yeah you can earn money just with having fun.
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.
Approaches, Methods and Application
Author: Chris Crowther-Dowey,Pete Fussey
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
'Rather than relating generic research strategies and tools to criminology, this text puts the researcher at the heart of the crime and like a detective solving a case, positions the tools of the trade around them and empowers the researcher to apply them in practice, whilst considering the pitfalls along the way. This is a hands on tool for students and professional researchers alike and a must read.' Paul Matthews, University MA26 Birmingham Using clear examples of research problems and possibilities, this book shows students how to design and do their own criminological research. Each chapter integrates research theory and practice as the text explains a variety of methods in undergraduate and professional contexts. It is the ideal resource for all students researching crime.