Your Research Project: A Step-by-step Guide for the First-time Researcher

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SAGE, 2005 - Reference - 450 pages
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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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I really didn't enjoy the book since there were a lot of topics regarding arguments NOT doing researches Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Nicholas Walliman is a qualified architect and Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University and a researcher associate in the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. After many years of practice in architecture in the UK and abroad, he returned to academic life to do his PhD. This experience raised his interest in research theory and methods, and he was subsequently asked by the university to write a distance learning course to guide postgraduate students embarking on research degrees. This course provided the raw material and incentive for writing this book. He has subsequently published several other books on research theory and methods for students and practitioners at various levels of expertise. He is currently conducting research with a team of architects and environmental scientists as part of the Oxford Brookes Institute for Sustainable Development. They are engaged in nationally and internationally funded projects on a range of aspects of building technology, such as energy saving building envelope design, mitigation of the effects of floods on buildings and advanced construction methods. He has published numerous research papers on aspects of architectural technology. He is also supervising several PhD and Masters students. Despite this emphasis on science and technology, his work with research students covers many other aspects of architecture and its relationship to society, such as vernacular architecture, the effects of westernisation, architectural education, conservation, administration and sustainable design.

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