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Research Methods : The Basics (Paperback) (Nicholas Walliman)

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Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. This second edition provides an expanded resource suitable for students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines including the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Structured in three parts, the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research, and the third on how to propose and write up a research project, this book covers:

• Reasons for doing a research project
• Structuring and planning a research project
• The ethical issues involved in research
• Different types of data and how they are measured
• Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data in order to draw sound conclusions
• Mixed method and interdisciplinary research
• Devising a research proposal and writing up the research
• Motivation and quality of work

Complete with a glossary of key terms and guides to further reading, this book is an essential text for anyone coming to research for the first time.

Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Research
Series Title: The Basics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Nicholas Walliman
Language: English
Street Date: September 26, 2017
TCIN: 53120720
UPC: 9781138693999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-0555
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