Your Research Project: A Step-by-step Guide for the First-time Researcher
In this new edition of Your Research Project, Nicholas Walliman has made this bestselling book even better with the addition of a number of new features whilst retaining all the benefits of the original. This is a practical step-by-step guide to developing a successful research project. It explains in a clear and structured way the approaches to research and the theories behind them, while at the same time helping readers acquire the skills necessary to formulate and carry out the research work. Substantially expanded and with a whole range of new features which include: more elaboration on the differing needs of masters and PhD students; a new overview of the entire research chronology from start to finish; student checklists throughout; a new chapter on research ethics; new sections on critical reading skills and compiling literature reviews; examples from a wide range of disciplines and a student glossary.
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