How to Do Your Research Project

A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847874428

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Are you doing a research project? Do you need advice on how to carry out research? Does writer's block get in the way of your dissertation? Nearly all students need to do a research project at some point during their degree. How to do your Research Project guides you through the different phases of doing so. With practical examples, Thomas explains what should happen at each project phase, detailing the main design frames and methods used in social science research, and providing down to earth and practical advice on weaving these elements together into a coherent whole.
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How to Do Your Research Project

A Guide for Students

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526414570

Category: Reference

Page: 360

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The Third Edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences.
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Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Author: James Arthur,Michael Waring,Robert Coe,Larry V Hedges

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289400

Category: Education

Page: 456

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'This work will be of immense value to those who are undertaking a significant post-graduate research study in Education. The array of impressive contributors writes in an accessible and clear manner, and brings the attention of the reader to both technical and conceptual terms. This book certainly will be an addition to my own reference library' - Susan Groundwater-Smith, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney This straightforward and jargon-free book will provide students with the theoretical understandings, practical knowledge and skills they need to carry out independent research. The international contributors identify key research methodologies, data collection tools and analysis methods, and focus on the direct comparisons between them. Each chapter sets out the strengths and weaknesses of a key research method by: identifying specific research designs presenting a series of relevant data collection tools highlighting which analytical methods which can be used. The chapters cover the full range of methods and methodologies, including internet research, mixed methods research and the various modes of ethnographic research. Additional online materials are also available including links to useful journal articles enabling further reading and exploration of each chapter. This is a key book for M-level students and other postgraduates within Education and Educational Research Methods courses. James Arthur is Head of School and Professor of Education and Civic Engagement at the University of Birmingham, UK. Michael J. Waring is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Human Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. Robert Coe is Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), Durham University, UK. Larry V. Hedges (PhD) is Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics and Social Policy, at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, US.
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Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research E-Book

Skills and Strategies

Author: Aarthi Ramlaul

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048283

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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All you need to successfully undertake a research project! This exciting new book provides radiography students and practitioners with the key skills and strategies required to undertake research within medical imaging and radiotherapy. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are covered and guidance given on the entire research process - from literature researching, information management and literature evaluation, through to data collection, data analysis and writing up. Specific instruction is given on the structure and presentation of dissertations, writing articles for publication and on presentation skills for presenting at conferences. FEATURES Tailored to meet the specific needs of radiography students plus practitioners undertaking research Includes practice tips and pitfalls to avoid Covers how to apply for research funding for larger scale projects Practical examples throughout clarify the concepts Accompanying EVOLVE website EVOLVE website An accompanying website includes interactive examples of how to use the statistics tests discussed within the text. Tailored to meet needs of radiography and medical imaging students and practitioners undertaking research Accompanying website includes 10 examples on how to use descriptive and inferential statistics packages with interactive 10-step exercises and video clips on how to start up the packages Case examples throughout clarify concepts.
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MasterClass in Geography Education

Transforming Teaching and Learning

Author: Graham Butt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472535731

Category: Education

Page: 208

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MasterClass in Geography Education provides a comprehensive exploration of the major themes in geography education research and pedagogy, drawing on international research. The editor draws together a variety of professional, academic and practitioner perspectives to support professional development of geography teachers. The book incorporates discussion of the place of subject knowledge in geography, the role and function of research in geography education and the relationship between research and practice. Topics covered include: - research and professional practice - constructing geographical knowledge - ethical considerations - carrying out research projects MasterClass in Geography Education will be essential reading for all studying the teaching and learning of geography on PGCE and Education MEd/MA courses.
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Studying Economics

Author: Brian Atkinson,Susan Johns

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137260408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Studying Economics provides a thorough, yet digestible and friendly introduction to this often daunting subject. The complex components of economic theory and practice are broken down and explained using a logical approach, supported by working examples, tables and graphs. Introducing differing mainstream approaches to economic study, from Marxian to feminist to environmental, this book puts Economics into a context which is easy for any student to understand. Explaining why and how we should study Economics, the book contains invaluable information on course content, learning techniques, revision, writing essays and dissertations, and examination assessment.
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Doing Business Research

A Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Nick Lee,Ian Lings

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620443X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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`It's not often that you'll find an article or book that explains what you need to know in such plain, simple terms. Treasure it' - Andrew Farrell, Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University `Entertaining and authoritative without being patronising' - Professor Chris Hackley, Royal Holloway, University of London `This is a gem of a book from two of the outstanding management researchers of their generation. Easy to read and entertaining, yet rigorous and comprehensive in its approach, this book will be adopted as an essential aid for students undertaking final year projects, masters dissertations, and as a primer for doctoral researchers' - Professor Graham Hooley, Aston University `This book will fill a vital gap for post graduate research' - Professor Rod Brodie, University of Auckland Business School For anyone involved in developing a research project, this textbook provides an integrated, accessible and humorous account that explains why research methods are the way they are and how they do what they do. Unrivalled in its nature Doing Business Research addresses the research project as a whole and provides: - essential detail of philosophical and theoretical matters that are crucial to conceptualising the nature of methodology - a pragmatic guide to why things are important and how they are important - a huge range of things to consider that the reader can use to develop their research project further - a resource book, providing extensive suggested reading to help the researcher do their research.
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Research Project Success

The Essential Guide for Science and Engineering Students

Author: Cliodhna McCormac,James Davis,Pagona Papakonstantinou,Neil I. Ward

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1849733821

Category: Education

Page: 140

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A concise, multilevel book providing guidance on the core components common to most projects within the physical, engineering and life sciences
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Data Collection and Analysis

Author: Roger Sapsford,Victor Jupp

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761943631

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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In simple and non-technical terms, this text illustrates a wide range of techniques and approaches used in social research projects.
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British Book News

Author: British Council

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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