This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.
This guide explains why referencing is an essential part of good writing, and shows how to do it. It explains what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. With clear explanations and examples, this handy easy-to-read guide has engaging illustrations and an informal style.
This concise guide equips undergraduate students from all disciplines with the basic knowledge for doing research. Providing direct, practical advice, this second edition covers planning, groundwork, research design, fieldwork, analysis and writing up.
Covers from setting up a study through to presenting findings, with sections on all the basic tasks central to any research project, including: Planning research; Researcher and participant safety; Monitoring research in progress; and Research ethics. A website which includes a users' message board and other materials accompanies this book.
This book is a guide for junior researchers, and a manifesto for senior researchers and policy makers about how to update policies to respond to the immense challenges of our times. The guiding principles are to combine applied and basic research in ways that use the methods of science, engineering, and design.
Research co-exists with many other tasks and commitments, yet there is more need for people to save time than ever before. Brilliantly attuned to the demands placed on researchers, this 'tutor in a book' considers how students, academics and professionals can save time and stress without compromising the quality or outcomes of their research.
Research and Qualitative Interviews brings into focus the decisions that the interviewer faces by taking a data-led approach in order to open up choices and decisions in the process of planning for, managing, analysing and representing interviews. Overall, this book encourages reflective thinking about the use of research interviews.
How does one go about studying intuition - a complex, cross-disciplinary field, which is still developing? How can intuition be captured in situ? How can a researcher harness their own intuition? This book uses method-related themes to help answer these questions and explore innovative developments in intuition research.
Renowned as the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to referencing available, this book guides students in the skills of identifying and referencing sources and avoiding plagiarism. This fully revised and expanded edition includes coverage of more sources across the referencing systems and the addition of guidance on Chicago referencing.
Offers an insight into the rules and regulations of higher degree examination in the United Kingdom. Addressed directly to the examiners, this book contains a step-by-step account of the different stages of the examination process in order to provide an insiders' guide into what to expect before, during and after the oral examination.
Provides a practical, step-by-step guide to doing a research project from start to finish. This title includes: information on using online surveys; information on online interviewing and using online platforms for observation; new chapter on the use of social media in small scale research; and updated chapter on literature searching.
This volume provides specific suggestions for preparing for and carrying out a life story interview. It places the life story interview into a wider research context before moving on to planning and then conducting the interview. Finally, the book deals with the issues of transcribing and interpreting the interview.
Deals with the practical, day-to-day aspects of managing and organizing research. This title focuses on strategies, skills, and systems that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of research practice across different research disciplines. It offers practical advice, tips and strategies gleaned from some of the experienced researchers.
With a strong focus on using less traditional forms of data the Third Edition provides a new perspective on issues such as the role of the researcher and the impact they have on data, and also considers the impact of social, cultural and political complexities across a range of disciplines.
This book encourages students to adopt a particular mindset towards journal articles., a mindset that recognizes the many strengths of social research-especially its advantages over ordinary ways of knowing things.
Helps viva candidates to understand the complete examination process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner. It is informed by the author's extensive experience as a viva examiner, and includes practical real-life student case studies and activities. Features a chapter on typical questions and how to answer them.
Tells what every senior researcher knows: that research is not a mechanical, linear process, but a thoughtful and adventurous journey through a nonlinear world. The author breaks library research into seven basic and simultaneous tasks: design, search, scanning/browsing, reading, analyzing, filing, and writing.
Now with a new preface, Humanities Computing provides a rationale for a computing practice that is of and for as well as in the humanities and the interpretative social sciences. It engages philosophical, historical, ethnographic and critical perspectives to show how computing helps us fulfil the basic mandate of the humane sciences.
Well-known journal editors and Communication scholars Alison Alexander and W. James Potter provide an insider's guide to getting published in scholarly communication journals. Alexander and Potter begin with a review of the manuscript submission process followed by coverage of writing traps that should be avoided. Additional chapters, written by eight other distinguished journal editors, tell prospective authors what editors and reviewers look for when deciding which articles should be published and which should not.
What's the best way to find the information I need for my thesis/dissertation/project? How do I evaluate the relevance and quality of the information? How can I keep up to date in my subject?This book enables researchers to become expert at tracking down, accessing and evaluating information.
The book provides practical guidance to help returning students to balance study, work, leisure and family life as well as suggesting strategies that will help them to enhance their skills, develop critical awareness and become more creative.
This book is aimed at students from all disciplines undertaking research projects for the first time. Unusually for a book of this kind it also deals with the design issues involved in presenting information.
Intended for those who are in the earlier stages of development as a researcher. This volume deals with the practical considerations around actually doing research - such as good ways to frame research questions, how to plan your research projects effectively and how to undertake the various necessary tasks.
The pressure to win funding to do research is felt by nearly all academics worldwide. This book details strategies that you might adopt to get your research projects funded. It also explains how to manage your research projects once they are funded.
Challenging readers to move beyond the formality and idealized settings of conventional methods teaching, this book offers frank, practical advice designed to empower students and researchers working in the real world.
This accessible book examines the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. It offers examples in practice and shows readers why, when, and how to use them in their research.
The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.
This book offers advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students an accessible introduction to the foundations of research in the human sciences. It covers the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete their long essays, dissertations and theses.
The accessible introduction to 'methodology' rather than 'methods' opens students up to critical questions about methodological concepts and frameworks in a way that will appeal to lecturers teaching research in education and wider social sciences.
The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research.