How to Research

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McGraw-Hill International, Nov 1, 2006 - Education - 287 pages
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Praise for the first edition:

" excellent choice for any student about to start a research project for the first time."
British Journal of Educational Technology

Praise for the second edition:

"How to Researchis best used as a reference tool to dip in and out of when required. Not only is it an excellent starting point for new researchers and students, but undoubtedly the more experienced researcher will also find it valuable. Furthermore, those involved in teaching research methods or supervising research students would find this a useful source of information, exercises and ideas."
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How to Researchis a practical handbook for those carrying out small scale research projects and discusses the practice and experience of doing research in the social sciences.

The new edition has been updated throughout and includes extensively revised chapters on introductory thinking about research and data analysis. Building on the strengths of the previous edition, Blaxter, Hughes and Tight include new material on:

  • Writing research proposals
  • Making presentations
  • Researching in your own workplace
  • Data collection software and time management
  • Case studies of small scale research projects
It is written in an original, accessible and jargon free style using a variety of different forms of presentation to support the researcher. It is written for all those who are required to complete a research project as part of their studies and is invaluable for those conducting research in the workplace.

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Chapter 1 All at sea but learning to swim
Chapter 2 Getting started
Chapter 3 Thinking about methods
Chapter 4 Reading for research
Chapter 5 Managing your project
Chapter 6 Collecting data
Chapter 7 Analysing data
Chpater 8 Writing up
Chapter 9 Finishing off
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About the author (2006)

Lorraine Blaxter is based at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, where she lectures at the School of Health and Human Studies.

Christina Hughes is a senior lecturer in the University of Warwick's sociology department.

Malcolm Tight is based at the Department of Educational Research at Lancashire University, United Kingdom.

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