Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
As with the first the Second Edition of Research Methodology is designed specifically for students with no previous experience or knowledge of research and research methodology.
The practical step-by-step approach provides students with strong content and a conceptual framework. Discussions relating to concepts and theory range from simple to complex in their approach.
This clear and concise text links theory with eight practical steps central to any research process. It focuses on developing research skills by providing practical examples from both qualitative and quantitative research for a balanced and comprehensive grounding in research methodology.
Some of the major research areas covered by the book are:
- types of research
- formulating a research problem
- reviewing literature
- research and study designs
- methods of data collection
- types of validity
- the concept of sampling
- analysis of data
- writing a research proposal
- ethical considerations concerning research participants
- writing a research report
- research methodology and practice evaluation
What people are saying - Write a review
When we think about the theoretical perspective for our research then reliance on Literature review becomes indispensible. Despite the fact that the Literature review is ‘secondary’ form of research (but in a sense of lesser importance) but somehow it leads to primary (most important) level of study and this is needless to say that one cannot draw a line of demarcation between already existing and original data research work. These lines are vulnerable as the boundaries of the countries, as history has articulated us to this date. This is an opinion and not the criticism as I am a novice in the world of literature and research. (How strange it is that the synonym of novice is ‘greenhorn’ as I am, retired professor, 72+).
However, the fact remains that new vistas find the course with spontaneity and after thought effect. The process continues while terminologies, ‘narrative’ and optics- function systematically with 'meta ’-‘analyses and ‘syntheses’.
However your words, ‘Reviewing the literature is a continuous process.’ Such sane words are in abundance in your book (I recently bought Research Methodology, the available edition 3rd edition). I found the whole book very essential and it should be included in as text book in every discipline of knowledge. I am thankful to the person who introduced me such a nice book with the easiest approach to learn. I am also thankful to you Mr. rather Sir Ranjit. I salute
Syed farzand Ali Shah
this will be very good and very very helpful book for me please send me this book for free i am a student and i have no credit to buy . thank you
university of malakandpakistan
a quick glance
Conceptualising a research design 81
Reviewing the literature
Formulating a research problem
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Establishing the validity and reliability
Writing a research proposal
2a Twodimensional histogram
The research design
Selecting a study design
Constructing an instrument for data collection
Collecting data using attitudinal scales