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The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project
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The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Fourth Edition
  • Zina O'Leary - The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
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April 2021 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This practical book sets out how to approach each stage of your research project, from choosing a research design and methodology to collecting and analysing data and communicating your results – and showcases best practice along the way.

Packed with pragmatic guidance for tackling research in the real world, this fourth edition:

  • Offers support for diving into a project using digital data, with how-to guidance on conducting online and social media research
  • Empowers you to confidently disseminate your work and present with impact
  • Helps you map out your research journey and put a plan in place with decision trees in every chapter
  • Challenges you to be reflective and critical about the research you consume and undertake

Zina O'Leary's detailed and down-to-earth approach gives you the research skills and momentum you need to successfully complete your research project.


 
Chapter 1: Taking the Leap into the Research World
 
Chapter 2: Setting Up and Getting Started
 
Chapter 3: Developing Your Research Question
 
Chapter 4: Undertaking Credible and Ethical Research
 
Chapter 5: Crafting a Research Proposal
 
Chapter 6: Reviewing Literature
 
Chapter 7: Designing a Research Plan
 
Chapter 8: Understanding Methodologies: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
 
Chapter 9: Understanding Methodologies: Mixed Approaches
 
Chapter 10: Understanding Methodologies: Evaluative, Action-Oriented and Emancipatory Strategies
 
Chapter 11: Identifying and Selecting Samples, Informants and Cases
 
Chapter 12: Primary Data: Surveys, Interviews and Observation
 
Chapter 13: Secondary Data
 
Chapter 14: Online Generated Data
 
Chapter 15: Analysing Quantitative Data
 
Chapter 16: Analysing Qualitative Data
 
Chapter 17: The Challenge of Writing Up
 
Chapter 18: Final Hurdles

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ISBN: 9781529713466
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