Fully revised for the third edition, this popular text provides an advanced yet accessible introduction to the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete research-based assignments.
Built around the entire research process with a main focus on ethics, this book equips you with scaling up your skills to successfully conduct a computation social science research project with Python.
This book is an introductory text designed for nursing students and practising nurses which will allow them to develop their research knowledge and skills in a user-friendly manner. The book avoids making assumptions regarding the level of research understanding.
This quick guide will help students be prepared for and avoid the unique and complex issues that can arise when working with online data, enabling them to decide what online data is best suited to their research question.
Offering guidance on doing experiments, this Little Quick Fix helps students select the most appropriate experiment for their research, collect and record their data, minimise error, and ensure their experiment is ethical and reproducible.
This engaging, researcher-centred guide offers early career researchers foundational grants literacy that will serve them throughout their careers. It is ideal reading for anyone looking for a succinct and supportive guide to ensure they have all the tools to get their research funded.
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.
Bringing together interdisciplinary leaders in methodology and arts-based research (ABR), this comprehensive handbook explores the synergies between artistic and research practices and addresses issues in designing, implementing, evaluating, and publishing ABR studies.
The second edition of the award-winning Handbook of Autoethnography is a thematically organized volume that contextualizes contemporary practices of autoethnography and examines how the field has developed since the publication of the first edition in 2013.
What constitutes a causal explanation, and must an explanation be causal? What techniques are available to detect when causal effects are present, and when can these techniques be used to identify the relative importance of these effects?
Built on the foundation of their landmark Handbook of Qualitative Research, it extends beyond the investigation of qualitative inquiry itself to explore the indigenous and non-indigenous voices that inform research, policy, politics, and social justice.
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.
This accessible guide is an ideal starter for students who are puzzled by statistics and quantitative data analysis. Its step-by-step approach helps students work out what is required of them and which form of analysis they need in order to complete their task.
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 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.
Each chapter presents distinct concepts and ideas in Critical Discourse Analysis, explaining how to use them in your research - and why. Packed with case studies of news texts, social media content, memes, promotional videos, institutional documents, infographics and webpages, the book shows you how to apply each set of tools to real life examples.