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 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.
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 text provides a concrete set of tools to research and analyse a wide range of visual data, showing students how to apply the right mix of methods to their own research projects and equipping them with the skills to break down and analyse contemporary visual communication.
An unrivalled exploration of what visual ethnography is and what it should be, this book maintains a fine balance between theory and practice. The author provides up-to-date digital and technological topics in this 4th edition; offering clear, relevant guidance on the approaches that contemporary students want to understand and the tools they want to use.
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.
Encouraging critical consideration of research design, the book guides readers step-by-step through the process of planning and undertaking a research project based on documentary analysis. It covers selecting a research topic and sample through to analysing and writing up the data.
An essential introduction to critical pedagogy for all those working within higher education, re-examining the concept and exploring its practical application at an institutional level, within the curriculum, within assessment, through learning and teaching, and in the spaces in-between.
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.
Nervous about statistics? This guide offers a clear, straight to the point break down of exploratory and descriptive statistics and its potential. Anchored by lots of examples and exercises to enhance your learning, this book will give you the know-how and confidence needed to succeed on your quantitative research journey.
Brings together a collection of writing by different authors who use a narrative/life history approach to explore the experiences of a wide range of people, reflecting on learning and education at significant moments in their lives.
Focused on building confidence and decreasing anxiety from information overload this Little Quick Fix helps students build a manageable system that works for digging into and making sense of their individual data.