Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners (Google eBook)

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SAGE, Nov 12, 2010 - Reference - 440 pages
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Written specifically for students with no previous experience of research and research methodology, the Third Edition of Research Methodology breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable steps and provides plenty of examples throughout to link theory to the practice of doing research.

The book contains straightforward, practical guidance on:

- Formulating a research question

- Ethical considerations

- Carrying out a literature review

- Choosing a research design

- Selecting a sample

- Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data

- Writing a research report

The third edition has been revised and updated to include extended coverage of qualitative research methods in addition to the existing comprehensive coverage of quantitative methods. There are also brand new learning features such as reflective questions throughout the text to help students consolidate their knowledge.

The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on qualitative or quantitative research projects.

  

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Contents

A Way of Thinking
1
A Quick Glance
17
STEP I Formulating a Research Problem
29
3 Reviewing the Literature
31
4 Formulating a Research Problem
43
5 Identifying Variables
61
6 Constructing Hypotheses
81
STEP II Conceptualising a Research Design
91
STEP V Writing a Research Proposal
215
13 How to Write a Research Proposal
217
STEP VI Collecting Data
239
14 Considering Ethical Issues in Data Collection
241
STEP VII Processing and Displaying Data
251
15 Processing Data
253
16 Displaying Data
291
STEP VIII Writing a Research Report
311

7 The Research Design
93
8 Selecting a Study Design
103
STEP III Constructing an Instrument for Data Collection
135
9 Selecting a Method of Data Collection
137
10 Collecting Data Using Attitudinal Scales
167
11 Establishing the Validity and Reliability of a Research Instrument
177
STEP IV Selecting a Sample
189
12 Selecting a Sample
191
17 Writing a Research Report
313
18 Research Methodologyand Practice Evaluation
323
a set of exercises for beginners
355
Glossary
377
Bibliography
403
Index
409
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About the author (2010)

Dr Ranjit Kumar taught at Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia for 30 years. He is currently a freelance research and evaluation consultant in Western Australia.

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