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The essential guide to doing your research project

Author: Zina O'Leary
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive, practical and engaging guide to understanding and embarking upon social science research. By adopting a clear and accessible approach, the text encourages students to think about, and engage with, every aspect of the research process.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zina O'Leary
ISBN: 9781848600102 1848600100 9781848600119 1848600119
OCLC Number: 468432059
Notes: Originally published 2004 as: Essential guide to doing research.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
1st published 2004 as: Essential guide to doing research.
18
Description: x, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Taking the leap into the research world --
Getting started --
Striving for integrity in the research process --
Developing your research question --
Crafting a research proposal --
Working with literature --
Designing a research plan --
Understanding methodologies: quantitative, qualitative, and 'mixed' approaches --
Understanding methodologies: evaluative, action-oriented, and emancipatory strategies --
Seeking 'respondents' --
Direct data collection: surveys and interviews --
Indirect data collection: working with observations and existing text --
Analysing quantitative data --
Analysing qualitative data --
The challenge of writing up.
Responsibility: Zina O'Leary.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) 972903

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The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research aims to arm students with the knowledge and skills needed to get them from 'clueless' to 'completed'.  Read more...
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