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Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners


By: Ranjit Kumar

415 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Sage Publications

Paperback | Nov 2010 | Edition: 3 | #198476 | ISBN-13: 9781849203012
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Hardback | Nov 2010 | Edition: 3 | #198477 | ISBN-13: 9781849203005
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About this book

Written specifically for students with no previous experience of research and Research Methodology, the Third Edition of Research Methodology breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable steps and provides plenty of examples throughout to link theory to the practice of doing research.

The book contains straightforward, practical guidance on:
- Formulating a research question
- Ethical considerations
- Carrying out a literature review
- Choosing a research design
- Selecting a sample
- Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data
- Writing a research report

The third edition has been revised and updated to include extended coverage of qualitative research methods in addition to the existing comprehensive coverage of quantitative methods. There are also brand new learning features such as reflective questions throughout the text to help students consolidate their knowledge. The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on qualitative or quantitative research projects.


Part One: Formulating A Research Problem
Part Two: Conceptualising A Research Design
Part Three: Constructing An Instrument For Data Collection
Part Four: Selecting A Sample
Part Five: Writing A Research Proposal
Part Six: Collecting Data
Part Seven: Processing And Displaying Data
Part Eight: Writing A Research Report

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