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
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.
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.
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 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
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.
Guiding students through the process of writing both traditional and systematic literature reviews, this book tackles an area that is an integral part of doing research, yet is often overlooked by other methods texts.
The revised second edition of this innovative textbook on methodology in social and political science focuses centrally on the debate between positivist and constructivist approaches. Lively and accessible, the book introduces a range of key issues which show how methodological pluralism can be combined with intellectual rigor.
Suitable for student and qualified paramedics looking to understand the key elements of research, and what it means for their profession, this guide to the sometimes daunting world of research and evidence-based practice helps you get to grips with the nature of paramedic research and how it works in practice.
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.
This is a practical and positive guide to doing a PhD by publication, which enables current and prospective candidates to better understand the processes involved, avoid the potential pitfalls and to respond appropriately to the challenges. It includes both narrative accounts and advice from people who have undertaken the route successfully.
Systematically introducing readers to over 30 coding techniques, this new edition is now supported by a brand new website with links to videos, example of approaches in action and downloadable transcripts with which to practice, making this book indispensable for all those doing qualitative research.