Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Nicholas Walliman
Publication Date: December 18, 2010
Size: 1.29 MB
Book DescriptionResearch Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. Structured in two parts, the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, and the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research, this book covers:
- structuring and planning a research project
- the ethical issues involved in research
- different types of data and how they are measured
- collecting and analyzing data in order to draw sound conclusions
- devising a research proposal and writing up the research.
Complete with a glossary of key terms and guides to further reading, Research Methods: The Basics is an essential text for anyone coming to research for the first time, and is widely relevant across the social sciences and humanities.
This book is good for those who are new to doing research based classes or for research papers. It gives tips you may know, but it gives a reminder of how to do research the methods, and helps keep researchers honest and moral when getting the results for their findings. The reading material can feel very dense even when it isn't, but there is excellent information. This book has the "Pick and choose" what information you need because of the different methods of information gathering.
--Christine, Amazon Customer Reviews