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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shows you how to undertake your research better, quicker, and with as little hassle as possible. This book offers a comprehensive guide to better research practice and is fully compliant with research training requirements. It will also help you to acquire research methods skills as you proceed through your Masters or PhD programme.
Drawing on recent "event history" analytical methods from biostatistics, engineering and sociology, this book explains how longitudinal data can be used to study the causes of deaths, crimes, wars, and many other human-related events.
Acting as a practical and theoretical guide to doing narrative research, this book considers issues such as reflexivity, interpretation and the research context, helping readers to gain a well-rounded view of narrative methods research
Doing a Successful Research Project 2e gives students the knowledge, self-discipline and confidence to carry out their first research project. Describing processes, tools and strategies in a simple, succinct way, it guides the reader carefully through the planning and design stages, to implementation, analysis and completion.
A step by step guide to research and how a computer can make the whole process a lot easier. Assuming no previous experience of either research or computing and using no unnecessary jargon, the book covers everything the student will need to know in order to carry out a successful research project.
With new coverage of topics including validity and reporting, margin of error, surveys involving children, and international surveys, this Sixth Edition continues to provide readers with all the guidance they need to develop their own rigorous surveys
This accessible, practical 'how to' guide provides students with a step-by-step toolkit of the why, when and how of qualitative methods, for anyone studying qualitative research or doing a research project.
Introducing the theory and practice of conversation, discourse and document analysis, this text demonstrates the usefulness of these methods in addressing key questions in the social sciences. It also provides an overview of the particular challenges involved in collecting and analysing data from these sources.
Shows how narrative inquiry can be used in educational and social science research. Tracing the origins of narrative inquiry in the social sciences, this book offer practical ideas for conducting fieldwork, composing field notes, and conveying research results. It also includes stories and examples that reveal a range of narrative methods.
This book invites the reader on a journey through the landscape of interview research, by outlining paths that learners may follow on the way to their research goals, and providing conceptual aids and toolboxes that facilitate learning the craft of interviewing.
Tells the full story of the author's intimate and tumultuous relationship with the young man who was the subject of his long-term study on how the educational system can fail students. This work offers a suitable starting point for discussing the complex public and personal dimensions of qualitative research with students.
Helping students to become familiar with various sampling techniques and how to make empirical and theoretical claims from the cases they choose, this text introduces widely used sampling methodologies and identifies key theoretical assumptions
Addressing the practicalities of research, and embracing the complexity and variety of written forms of language, this book helps readers with practical and conceptual tools to ask questions about written discourse, and to analyse the huge variety of texts that make up our linguistic landscape.
This practical book is a one-stop shop for anyone wanting - or needing - to integrate social media tools into their studies and research. Megan Poore shares the secrets of how to harness the power of social media tools to improve academic productivity.
This fourth edition continues to make the research project process a manageable feat for those new to research, and will be instrumental in helping students learn how to apply research methodology to their own work
Thoroughly revised and updated, and edited by leading names in both quantitative and qualitative psychological research methods, this is the perfect textbook for both introductory and intermediate level undergraduate students. A new edition of one the leading psychological methods textbook brands.
The chapters in this book develop a working framework and contain worked examples and exercises to make sure that readers get the best results from their research and are fully versed in all the practical aspects of doing action research.
John MacInnes takes the fear out of statistics for students, and helps to raise the standards of their quantitative methods skills, by clearly and accessibly introducing all that's needed to know about using secondary data and working with IBM SPSS Statistics
A cornerstone of this exciting, growing discipline, this text gives readers a clear introduction to key ideas and common complexities met when doing sensory research and provides plenty of real-world examples to show the method in action.