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The good research guide by
Introductory book on the basics of social research, for students of business studies, health studies, nursing, education, social work, policy studies, marketing, media studies and criminology.
How to research by
A practical book that reassures the first time researcher by leading them systematically through the whole research process; from the initial meetings with a supervisor to critically evaluating their ideas, doing the research and finally writing up the project.
Basics of qualitative research by
Offering immensely practical advice, presents methods that enable researchers to analyse, interpret, and make sense of their data, and ultimately build theory from it.
Developing effective research proposals by
Organised around three central themes: What is a research proposal, who reads proposals and why; How can we go about developing a proposal?; and What might a finished proposal look like?
Doing a successful research project by
Carrying out a research project is a daunting task, presenting you with deadline anxieties, unfamiliar language and practical dilemmas. This book is a straightforward, user-friendly guide on how to manage your research project successfully.
Research methods by
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.
Palgrave Study Skills
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