A Practical Guide to Academic Research
Covering the practical aspects of research in a user-friendly and comprehensive manner, this research tool has valuable advice for researchers and academics on: obtaining funding and access to conduct research, research methodologies, using literature sources, researching within organizations, and getting published. This practical book will prove ideal for all research students and academic staff - especially those researching in the fields of education and the social sciences.
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Obtaining Funding and Access to Conduct Research
Methodology and paradigms
The Presentation and Analysis of Data
Using Literature Sources
Research and Organizations
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