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How to Do Your Research Project

How to Do Your Research Project
A Guide for Students

Third Edition
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July 2017 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How to Do Your Research Project continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences. The new Third Edition of this best-selling title now includes further advice on concluding, writing, and presenting research, using social media and digital methods, and understanding how to effectively work with supervisors. Setting out a clear and detailed road map, author Gary Thomas guides the reader through the different stages of a research project, explaining key steps, and processes at each level in refreshingly jargon-free terms.

Readers will learn:
  • How to choose your research question
  • Project management and study skills
  • Effective literature reviews
  • Methodology, theory, and research design frames
  • Ethics and access
  • Data collection tools
  • Effective data analysis
  • Discussing findings, concluding, and writing up

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Starting Points: Your Introduction
Preparing: Project Management, Ethics and Getting Clearance
The Literature Review
Decide on Your Question - Again
Methodology Part 1: Deciding on an Approach
Methodology Part 2: The Design Frame
The Right Tools for the Job: Data Gathering
How to Analyse and Discuss the Information You Gather
Concluding and Writing Up

There's not many research texts I've read cover-to-cover several times, yet this text never fails to retain interest, from the ease of understanding research methods as eloquently as Gary does, to the fun and excitement it inspires; my students agree! Highly recommend

Mrs Michaela Hoare
Humanities, Manchester College of Arts And Techn.
April 8, 2017

The author has successfully reduced the complexity of a research process to a few simple steps and it becomes easy for learners at any academic levels to know about research. This book will benefit individuals who are new to research, that they will be encouraged to take their first step towards conducting a research.

Dr Jennifer Loke
Nursing, University of Hull Centre for Educational Studies
April 7, 2017

This is a very easy book to read and is popular with our students

Dr Annemarie Brown
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
April 7, 2017
Key features
  • Additional advice on concluding, writing, and presenting research, using social media and digital methods, and understanding how to effectively work with supervisors
  • Supported by an interactive website featuring worksheets, videos, SAGE Journal articles, and more

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