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Introducing Research Methodology : A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project,9781849207812
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Introducing Research Methodology : A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project

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9781849207812

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3/28/2011
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SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

In this new book, specifically written for first time researchers, Uwe Flick, author of the highly successful text  Introduction to Qualitative Research , focuses on the process of producing an undergraduate research project. He gives readers the fundamental data collection and analysis skills that they need for their first project, as well as a good understanding of the research process as a whole. The book covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and contains  real life examples from the author's own research. Topics include:Reading and reviewing the literature Research design Writing up Research ethicsAs well as practical research techniques, Flick provides a basic explanation of methodological issues such as epistemology, the quantitative/qualitative debate and the wider social role of research, linking these to real world issue and the actual task of researching and writing a project.

Table of Contents

Orientation
Why Social Research?
From Research Idea to Research Question
Reading and Reviewing the Literature
Planning and Design
Planning Social Research: Steps of the Research Process
Designing Social Research
Deciding Your Methods
Working with Data
Gathering Data: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Analyzing Quantitative and Qualitative Data
E-Research: Doing Social Research Online
Integrated Social Research: Combination of Different Approaches
Reflection and Writing
What Is Good Research? Evaluating Your Research Project
Ethical Issues in Social Research
Writing Research and Using Results
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