Doing Your Research Project

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Open University Press, Jun 1, 2005 - Education - 284 pages
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* Hugely popular * Worldwide bestseller - over 200,000 sold An invaluable tool for anyone carrying out a research project. We all learn to do research by actually doing it, but a great deal of time and effort can be wasted and goodwill lost by inadequate preparation. This book provides beginner researchers with the tools to do the job, to help them avoid some of the pitfalls and time-wasting false trails, and to establish good research habits. It takes researchers from the stage of choosing a topic through to the production of a well-planned, methodologically sound, and well-written final report or thesis on time. It is written in plain English and makes no assumptions about previous knowledge. This new edition of Doing Your Research Projectincludes: New chapter on ethics Coverage of latest techniques such as grounded theory Completely updated coverage of documentary evidence Increased examples from health studies New referencing, library searching, and literature review chapters This book is a guide to good practice for beginner researchers in any discipline embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education, and health.

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this was one of my 1st purchased books, ( i got in my 1st year at uni) It has been helpful in all aspects of my Social science based degree, and I hope to continue using this in my final paper/thesis.
GREAT book for anyone who, like myself, was a bit scared about the research and thesis writing....
Easy to understand, easy to use and good breadth of information held within

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Judith Bell has worked as a university lecturer, head of department and vice principal in colleges of further education; as a senior counsellor and course team writer for the Open University; and as one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools specializing in continuing education. In 1997 she was awarded the MBE for services to educational research and in the same year was awarded the degree of D.Univ by the Open University, for services to adult education and to the University.

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