The Good Research Guide

For Small-scale Social Research Projects

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335213030

Category: Education

Page: 310

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As a bestselling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences
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The Good Research Guide

for small-scale social research projects

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335241385

Category: Education

Page: 400

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The Good Research Guide is a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research. It provides practical and straightforward guidance for those who need to conduct small-scale research projects as part of their undergraduate, postgraduate or professional studies. It covers all the major issues and concerns from start to finish. It is a valuable resource for anyone conducting social research including those in applied areas such as business studies, health studies, nursing, education, social work, policy studies, marketing, media studies and criminology. The book provides: A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis Jargon-free coverage of the key issues An attractive layout and user-friendly presentation Checklists to guide good practice The fourth edition has been extensively updated and includes features such as: New material on qualitative data and narrative analysis Good Practice boxes in every chapter Four new appendices on key topics: Ethics, Data Protection, Triangulation and Focus Groups New examples and illustrations on Surveys and Sampling Additional topics in the Frequently Asked Questions section
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Research strategies discussed by Martyn Denscombe in his book 'The Good Research Guide for small - scale social research projects

Author: Rene Tetzner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638487547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 8

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Essay from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A+, University of Bedfordshire (Luton Business School), 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When we carry out surveys we can not include everyone who belongs to the research group. That is why we select a portion of the group and assume this portion applies equally to others of the group. Mainly two groups of research techniques are used in the social research, namely probability sampling and non-probability sampling. To the group of probability sampling belongs random sampling, systematic sampling, stratified sampling, quota sampling, cluster sampling and multi-stage sampling. They rely on the idea that the researcher has some notion the chosen sample represents the whole of the selection. Included in the group of non-probability sampling are purpose sampling, snowball sampling, theoretical sampling and convenience sampling, basically it means we do not have enough information for the samples to represent a particular portion.
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Ground Rules for Good Research

A 10 Point Guide for Social Researchers

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335206520

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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This work provides a user-friendly starting point for people doing small-scale social research projects. It identifies the key ideas and practices that underlie good research and provides clear guidelines to help newcomers and experienced researchers alike to design and conduct projects which meet the basic criteria for success. It is written for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students in business studies, social sciences, health studies, media studies and education who need to undertake research projects as part of their studies. It will also prove invaluable for professionals with little experience of research.
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Research and Education

Author: Will Curtis,Mark Murphy,Sam Shields

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131793637X

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Educational researchers take a number of decisions that define the credibility and scope of their enquiry – the approaches they adopt, the strategies they employ, the methods they use and the ways they present their findings. This core text provides an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to educational research that will develop your understanding of research strategies, theories and methods. Specifically written for undergraduate education studies students, the book guides you through the process of planning a research project, the different research methods available and how to carry out your research and write it up successfully. Highlighting the theoretical and methodological debates and discussing important ethical and practical considerations, the book is structured to help you tackle all the different aspects of your project from writing your literature review, designing a questionnaire and analysing your data to the final writing up. The book will give you the confidence and enthusiasm to discuss and write about your research effectively. Features include: extension tasks -- to introduce new material and encourage you to think critically case studies -- with information on important studies and examples of research that have utilised specific approaches practical advice and tips -- to help you relate the topics discussed to your own on-going project work annotated further reading lists -- providing you with an opportunity to access more detailed and specific resources. Part of the Foundations of Education Studies series, this timely textbook is essential reading for students undertaking a research methods course or a piece of educational research.
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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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