Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners (4th Revised edition)

Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners (4th Revised edition)

By: Ranjit Kumar (author)Hardback

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Lecturers - request an e-inspection copy of this text or contact your local SAGE representative to discuss your course needs. Research Methodology: A Step by Step Guide for Beginners has been written specifically for those with no previous experience of research or research methodology. Written in a logical and accessible style and providing helpful techniques and examples, it breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable operational steps. The book guides you through your project from beginning to end by offering practical advice on: formulating a research question ethical considerations carrying out a literature review choosing a research design selecting a sample collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data writing a research report. The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on quantitative or qualitative research projects. Available with Perusall-an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

About Author

Dr Ranjit Kumar taught at Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia for 30 years. He is currently a freelance research and evaluation consultant in Western Australia.

Contents

Research: A Way of Thinking The Research Process: A Quick Glance STEP I: FORMULATING A RESEARCH PROBLEM Reviewing the Literature Formulating a Research Problem Identifying Variables Constructing Hypotheses STEP II: CONCEPTUALISING A RESEARCH DESIGN The Research Design Selecting a Study Design STEP III: CONSTRUCTING AN INSTRUMENT FOR DATA COLLECTION Selecting a Method of Data Collection Collecting Data Using Attitudinal Scales Establishing the Validity and Reliability of a Research Instrument STEP IV: SELECTING A SAMPLE Selecting a Sample STEP V: WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL Writing a Research Proposal STEP VI: COLLECTING DATA Considering Ethical Issues in Data Collection STEP VII: PROCESSING AND DISPLAYING DATA Processing Data Displaying Data STEP VIII: WRITING A RESEARCH REPORT Writing a Research Report

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446269961
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9781446269961
  • weight: 918
  • ISBN10: 1446269965
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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