Combining the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Third Edition now covers seven mixed methods designs, with accompanying journal articles in the back of the book illustrating each of these designs.
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.
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.
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.
Computational approaches offer exciting opportunities for us to do social science differently. This beginner's guide discusses a range of computational methods and how to use them to study the problems and questions you want to research.
This approachable introduction to doing data science in R provides step-by-step advice on using data science tools and statistical methods to carry out data analysis. Introducing the fundamentals of data science and R before moving into more advanced topics like Multilevel Models and Probabilistic Modelling with Stan, it builds knowledge and skills gradually.
Understanding and correctly applying ethics is an essential part of any research project. Students and researchers often struggle with knowing how and when to consider ethical issues and what to do when things don't go to plan. With examples throughout, this book is a practical guide to navigating the difficulties of this hugely important area.
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
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.
Using two key visual pedagogical tools, this book shows you how to produce vibrant and stimulating in-depth qualitative research that draws on data readily available via the internet. Concise, practical and jam-packed with valuable tips, this book will enable you to complete a successful desk-based research project you can be proud of.
A practical, step-by-step guide to your qualitative research project, featuring interactive Silverman workshops to help you to think critically about research and choose the best path for your project.