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Doing a Successful Research Project (2nd Edition)

Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods

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This straightforward, student-friendly guide contains all the practical advice for successfully undertaking a research project, leading students through all the stages of the research process. The second edition of this...

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This straightforward, student-friendly guide contains all the practical advice for successfully undertaking a research project, leading students through all the stages of the research process. The second edition of this no-nonsense textbook supports students in conducting their own research projects, whatever discipline they are from. Describing processes, tools and strategies in a simple, succinct way, it supports the reader carefully through the planning and design stages, to implementation, analysis and completion.

Doing a Successful Research Project is suitable for an interdisciplinary audience all over the world. It is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking a research project or dissertation across the Social Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Education, Health and Business Studies. It can also be used as essential or complimentary reading on modules on Qualitative and Quantitative Research and Research Design.

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  • The most student-focused and practical research textbook on the market, packed with real-life examples and practical exercises in every chapter
  • Carefully written to ensure cross-disciplinary appeal
  • Practical, realistic and approachable tone that appeals to readers intimidated by the idea of research



  • Enhanced coverage of essential topics, including research ethics, the literature review and online methodologies
  • Increased coverage on quantitative methods
  • New up-to-date examples of real-life research studies
  • Broadened scope to encourage appeal to a wide range of academic disciplines




PART 1 PLANNING YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT
1. So you’re going to do a research project
2. Let’s make a start
3. Preparing for a successful research project
4. The principles of sampling
5. Carrying out your survey
6. Questionnaires
7. The art and science of survey interviewing
8. Analysing your survey data
9. Testing for statistical significance: into more complex territory
10. A quantitative researcher’s briefing sheet
PART 3 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
11. Studying a small sample
12. Qualitative research interviewing
13. There is more to qualitative research than interviewing
14. Analysing qualitative data
15. A qualitative researcher’s briefing sheet
PART 4 THE LAST LAP
16. Writing your report.
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Martin Davies is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has extensive social science research experience, having held research posts in the Home Office, the National Health Service and the Universities of Manchester and East Anglia, where he supervised the research dissertations of more than 750 graduate and undergraduate students.

Nathan Hughes is Director of Education and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at the Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.

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Martin Davies is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has extensive social science research experience, having held research posts in the Home Office, the National Health Service and the Universities of Manchester and East Anglia, where he supervised the research dissertations of more than 750 graduate and undergraduate students.

Nathan Hughes is Director of Education and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at the Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.

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