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26 October 2018

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Fully revised for the third edition, this popular text provides an advanced yet accessible introduction to the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and...

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Fully revised for the third edition, this popular text provides an advanced yet accessible introduction to the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete research-based assignments. It first explores the language and nature of research, before developing readers’ understanding of different research methods and the role of theory in research. Chapters are complemented by examples, boxed summaries of key ideas and suggestions for further reading.

This text will be an essential resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates of all disciplines.

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  • Provides an accessible overview of the `nuts and bolts' of research
  • Introduces students to the key debates in research in a succinct and straightforward way
  • Key terms are highlighted in bold throughout the text and explained in a glossary in the appendix




  • Includes new examples and material on managing the research process

Introduction
1. The Nature of Research
2. The 'Nuts and Bolts' of Research
3. Getting Started in Research
4. The Building Blocks of Research
5. Introducing the Key Research Paradigms
6. The Types and Uses of Theory in Research
7. Introducing Research Methods
8. Academic Standards, Plagiarism and Ethics in Research
9. Conclusion: Summary of Key Points
Appendix 1: Stages of the Research Process
Appendix 2: Glossary of Research Terms
Bibliography
Index.
Provides a clear and practical guide to the tools and terminology of research which will be invaluable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. (Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK)
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Jonathan Grix is Professor in Sports Policy at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of Information Skills: Finding and Using the Right Resources (with Gerald Watkins).

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Jonathan Grix is Professor in Sports Policy at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of Information Skills: Finding and Using the Right Resources (with Gerald Watkins).

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