In Approaches to Research, Robin Higgins takes you step by step through what is involved in choosing, organising and presenting a research project. He explains how would-be researchers may draw on their background interests to select their topic, and how what they select will influence their research approach, strategy and design.
The book combines practical advice with a look in depth at the principles of qualitative and quantative research. It is a useful companion volume to Approaches to Case Study and to anyone writing a dissertation.
Robin Higgins, MB BCh, DPM, BMus, is a consultant child psychiatrist (retired). He has worked with the Laban Centre and Goldsmiths College and his continuing interest is in the arts therapies.
I. The idiom of research. II. Methodology.3 Questions. 4 The spectrum of research. 5 Imagination and research. 6 Heuristic, phenomenological and hermeneutic research. 7 Ethnography and research. 8 Forming and testing a hypothesis; building a model. References. Index.