Research Methods for Postgraduates

Research Methods for Postgraduates

Praise for the second edition: "... the most useful book any new postgraduate could ever buy." (New Scientist) "The book certainly merits its acceptance as essential reading for postgraduates and will be valuable to anyone associated in any ...

Author: Tony Greenfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118341469

Category: Mathematics

Page: 518

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guidance in all subject areas Editor:Tony Greenfield, Industrial Statistics Research Unit (ISRU), University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK Research Methods for Postgraduates brings together guidance for postgraduate students on how to organise, plan and do research from an interdisciplinary perspective. In this new edition, the already wide-ranging coverage is enhanced by the addition of new chapters on social media, evaluating the research process, Kansei engineering and medical research reporting. The extensive updates also provide the latest guidance on issues relevant to postgraduates in all subject areas, from writing a proposal and securing research funds, to data analysis and the presentation of research, through to intellectual property protection and career opportunities. This thoroughly revised new edition provides: Clear and concise advice from distinguished international researchers on how to plan, organise and conduct research. New chapters explore social media in research, evaluate the research process, Kansei engineering and discuss the reporting of medical research. Check lists and diagrams throughout. Praise for the second edition: “... the most useful book any new postgraduate could ever buy.” (New Scientist) “The book certainly merits its acceptance as essential reading for postgraduates and will be valuable to anyone associated in any way with research or with presentation of technical or scientific information of any kind.”(Robotica) Like its predecessors, the third edition of Research Methods for Postgraduates is accessible and comprehensive, and is a must-read for any postgraduate student.
Categories: Mathematics

Research Methods

Research Methods

Guidance for postgraduate students about how to organise, plan and do research in most subject areas has been gathered in this unique book.

Author: Tony Greenfield

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: UOM:39015041090427

Category: Reference

Page: 306

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Guidance for postgraduate students about how to organise, plan and do research in most subject areas has been gathered in this unique book. It will be of particular use to students taking Masters courses in research methods but will also be a help to all research students, their teachers and supervisors.
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Research Methods

Research Methods

The authors wrote this book as reference guide for postgraduate students that will assist them on how to organize, plan, and do research in most subject areas.

Author: Tony Greenfield

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470236183

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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The authors wrote this book as reference guide for postgraduate students that will assist them on how to organize, plan, and do research in most subject areas. The book is divided into sections which cover the general management of research, different types of research, data measurement, data analysis, modeling and simulation, presentation, and more.
Categories: Mathematics

Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

Exploratory research. In V. Jupp (Ed.), The Sage dictionary of social research methods (pp. 110–111). London: Sage Publications. de Vaus, D. (2008).

Author: Ray Cooksey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811377471

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1170

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This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond. It is written in an accessible and example-rich style, offering practical and concrete advice in virtually all areas. It also includes references to additional resources and websites, and each chapter features key recommendations for improving the postgraduate research experience. The book addresses not only research-related aspects (e.g. supervisors; selecting your guiding assumptions; contextualising, framing and configuring research; reviewing literature; sampling; writing proposals; ethics and academic integrity; selecting a data gathering strategy; surviving your thesis/dissertation/portfolio examination; and publishing), but also questions concerning how to integrate, manage, and balance the research journey in the context of the postgraduate student’s broader life-world (e.g. skill development and supervisor relations; effective time and project management; a healthy work–life balance; maintaining motivation; and dealing with criticism). The book adopts an explicitly pluralist perspective on postgraduate research, moving beyond mixed methods thinking, and offers concrete examples from postgraduate students’ real-world experiences.
Categories: Study Aids

Research Methods

Research Methods

Author: Mahdi Zahraa

Publisher:

ISBN: 1901248453

Category: Law

Page: 152

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Categories: Law

Research Methods

Research Methods

Berger, A. A. (1982) Media Analysis Techniques, Newbury Park, CA: Sage. ... Greenfield, T. (2002) Research Methods for Postgraduates, 2nd ed, London: Arnold ...

Author: David Crowther

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136368608

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This is the ideal companion for those needing guidance when carrying out a research project in a management or a business-related subject. The text is succinct and concise, written with modular courses in mind for the reader to quickly gain an overall perspective of the fundamental areas and identify the key points that need to be addressed. This clear and practical book also covers the requirements of more general areas of business research and consultancy. New to this edition is a chapter devoted to the analysis of qualitative data - an area many students find they want to focus on. A new accompanying student website also gives practical guidance on some of the problems students face: assistance with writing a research proposal; the structure of a dissertation; collecting data - how much is enough; citing references; links to other resources. Dissertations and projects form an integral part of many MBA and degree programmes and this text is invaluable when tackling this area for the first time. The authors approach the research task in a step-by-step manner, covering areas such as data collection, observational methods, and data analysis.
Categories: Business & Economics

Research Methods for English Studies

Research Methods for English Studies

With a revised Introduction and with all chapters revised to bring them completely up-to date, this new edition remains the leading guide to research methods for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates taking Masters degrees and PhDs ...

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748683451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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With a revised Introduction and with all chapters revised to bring them completely up-to date, this new edition remains the leading guide to research methods for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates taking Masters degrees and PhDs students of 19th- an
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Business Research

Business Research

A practical, concise, straightforward guide.

Author: Jill Collis

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137037480

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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A practical, concise, straightforward guide. Covering the entire process from reviewing the literature to writing up results, it has balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods and a popular troubleshooting section. It provides all the tools needed to embark on and complete successful research, underpinned by academic rigour.
Categories: Business & Economics

Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

'This work will be of immense value to those who are undertaking a significant post-graduate research study in Education.

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446258163

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.
Categories: Education

Business Research

Business Research

Now in its fourth edition, this is a hands-on and straightforward core textbook in business research methods.

Author: Jill Collis

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230301835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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A concise and straightforward guide for students undertaking a research project for the first time. The new edition details the entire research process, from reviewing the literature to writing up results. It features balanced and expanded coverage of collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, and new chapters on academic decision making and preparing research proposals. Students find this book very practical, as it provides the tools they need to successfully embark on research projects and applies theories to real life scenarios. It also features an excellent glossary and practical troubleshooting section which identifies potential problems and provides likely solutions. A companion website is available providing lecturer and student resources, including PowerPoint slides, datasets and interactive revision questions.
Categories: Business & Economics

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

This handbook is the first to provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications.

Author: Nigel G Fielding

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206607

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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This handbook is the first to provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications. The editors have brought together leading names in the field of online research to give a thoroughly up to date, practical coverage, richly illustrated with examples. The chapters cover both methodological and procedural themes, offering readers a sophisticated treatment of the practice and uses of Internet and online research that is grounded in the principles of research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the significance of the Internet as a research medium, the book goes on to cover research design, data capture, online surveys, virtual ethnography, and the internet as an archival resource, and concludes by looking at potential directions for the future of Internet and online research. The SAGE Handbook of Internet and Online Research Methods will be welcomed by anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship. Postgraduates, researchers and methodologists from disciplines across the social sciences will find this an invaluable source of reference.
Categories: Social Science

Research Methods for English Studies

Research Methods for English Studies

The first volume of this kind, Research Methods for English Studies introduces final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Masters degrees or PhDs to a range of research methods deployed in the study of English, particularly ...

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748621555

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The first volume of this kind, Research Methods for English Studies introduces final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Masters degrees or PhDs to a range of research methods deployed in the study of English, particularly for the periods of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book covers methods familiar to many English scholars. It also encourages creative engagement with less familiar research methods in English in order to stimulate innovative research and encourage debate about research in the discipline. Bringing together a range of distinguished contributors, each chapter focuses on one particular method, offering both concrete practical advice on how to utilise it and exploring some of the methodological issues that are involved in the use of that particular method. These methods include textual analysis, auto/biographical methods, discourse analysis, interviewing, visual methodologies, archival methods, quantitative analysis, ethnographic methods, oral history, creative writing as a research method, and the uses of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in research in English. Key Features:* Offers practical advice as well as methodological discussions for each method* Includes chapters on innovative areas such as creative writing, ICT and ethnographic methods* Provides concrete examples of how methods might be used in English research* Responds to AHRB's drive for explicit and mandatory research training for postgraduates
Categories: Education

Research Methods in Service Industry Management

Research Methods in Service Industry Management

Offers new insight into research methodology specifically designed for service industries, such as banking, hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure; Provides a solid understanding of the theoretical perspectives involved, while exploring ...

Author: Nick Johns

Publisher: Cengage Learning Business Press

ISBN: 0304335126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Offers new insight into research methodology specifically designed for service industries, such as banking, hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure; Provides a solid understanding of the theoretical perspectives involved, while exploring the practicalities of designing and doing research work in this industry; and is Suitable for both undergraduates and postgraduates seeking to develop research methods and techniques in hospitality, tourism and leisure management. It is a timely study as research in service industry management is increasingly being undertaken at faculty member, postgraduate and undergraduate levels. It addresses the lack of direction in this field, examines the whys and wherefores of research, and puts different paradigms and styles of research into perspective.
Categories: Business & Economics

Bibliographic Guide to Education

Bibliographic Guide to Education

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Research Methods for Therapists

Research Methods for Therapists

Students in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, nursing and those wanting to improve their clinical practice through research should find this book valuable. It should also be useful for postgraduates.

Author: Avril Drummond

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748743170

Category: Medical

Page: 172

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Research Methods for Therapists provides a foundation for those undertaking a research project. It covers the processes involved in research in six comprehensive parts: preparation for research; the research process; methods; collation of data; analysis and presentation of data; writing up; and references. Students in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, nursing and those wanting to improve their clinical practice through research should find this book valuable. It should also be useful for postgraduates.
Categories: Medical

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Research Methods for Postgraduates . London : Arnold . University of Leicester
Library ( 2005 ) Information Retrieval Skills Tutorial . http / / le . ac . uk / li / sources
/ training / irs / irscontents . htm Wisker , G . ( 2001 ) The Postgraduate Research ...

Author: Marianne Coleman

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131668928

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialties, and emphasizing the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this Second Edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features several new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters.
Categories: Social Science

Study Skills for International Postgraduates

Study Skills for International Postgraduates

Hurworth, R. (2003) Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Education. Unpublished manuscript, Melbourne, Australia. Johnston, C. (2001) Student ...

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230345539

Category:

Page: 328

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Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise your chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills.
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Surviving the Research Process in Politics

Surviving the Research Process in Politics

This edited volume seeks to remedy some of these deficiencies and to contribute to the emerging literature on the analysis of postgraduate education and training in the social sciences.

Author: Peter Burnham

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015040619283

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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In the last ten years there has been significant expansion of postgraduate education in the social sciences. A proliferation of new taught MA courses and substantial growth in the number of new research students have led to a renewed interest in the research process and the teaching of research methods. A number of existing methodology texts present a sanitized and idealized image of research which is both misleading and remains silent on many of the crucial issues facing postgraduates - issues to do with the research process rather than the development of competence in specific techniques. This edited volume seeks to remedy some of these deficiencies and to contribute to the emerging literature on the analysis of postgraduate education and training in the social sciences. It aims to do this by breaking new ground in the field of Politics and International Studies (PALS). It is the first book oriented specifically to postgraduates in the discipline focusing on themes, issues and methods in research training. The selection of new issues (progress through the years, teaching assistants, publications, jobs) plus a focus on approaches which conventionally receive little attention (metatheory, comparative analysis, archives, information technology) increases luther the distinctiveness and appeal of the book, making it an invaluable source and guide book for post graduate students.
Categories: Political Science

Managing Part Time Study A Guide For Undergraduates And Postgraduates

Managing Part Time Study  A Guide For Undergraduates And Postgraduates

A guide for Undergraduates and Postgraduates Gatrell, Caroline ... 17—19, 18—19 research, work-based advantages and pitfalls, 85—6, 86 Research Methods for ...

Author: Gatrell, Caroline

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033521939X

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Aimed at students who undertake academic courses part-time, this book provides guidance on dealing with the problems caused by combining study with other commitments (usually jobs and family) over a prolonged period.
Categories: Education