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Research Methodology : A Step-by-Step for Beginners

Research Methodology : A Step-by-Step for Beginners - 2nd edition

Research Methodology : A Step-by-Step for Beginners - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781412911948

ISBN10: 141291194X

Research Methodology : A Step-by-Step for Beginners by Ranjit Kumar - ISBN 9781412911948
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
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Research Methodology : A Step-by-Step for Beginners by Ranjit Kumar - ISBN 9781412911948

ISBN13: 9781412911948

ISBN10: 141291194X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 05
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Summary

As with the first, the Second Edition of Research Methodology is designed specifically for students with no previous experience or knowledge of research and research methodology. New to this edition:

  • the paradigms of research have been expanded to present a way of thinking that helps students gain a clear idea of the different examples used in research;
  • material on focus groups, development of conceptual framework for unstructured interviews and greater detail on indepth interviewing has been expanded, allowing students to discuss and analyse the differing methods of data collection;
  • new material on analyzing quantitative data and separate sections for the analysis of qualitative and quantitative research. This gives a comprehensive and concise discussion of the two major research types;
  • the chapter on Research Methodology and Practice Evaluation contains 11 new figures and one new table for enhanced visual learning and analysis.

This clear and concise text links theory with eight practical steps central to any research process. It focuses on developing research skills by providing practical examples from both qualitative and quantitative research for a balanced and comprehensive grounding in research methodology.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

STEP ONE: FORMULATING A RESEARCH PROBLEM

Reviewing the Literature
Formulating a Research Problem
Identifying Variables
Constructing Hypotheses

STEP TWO: CONCEPTUALISING A RESEARCH DESIGN

The Research Design
Selecting a Study Design

STEP THREE: 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 FOUR: SELECTING A SAMPLE

Sampling

STEP FIVE: WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL

Writing a Research Proposal

STEP SIX: COLLECTING DATA

Considering Ethical Issues in Collecting Data

STEP SEVEN: PROCESSING DATA

Processing
Displaying Data

STEP EIGHT: WRITING A RESEARCH REPORT

Writing a Research Report
Research Methodology and Practice Evaluation

Other Editions of Research Methodology : A Step-by-Step for Beginners

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