This no fuss, compact guide steers Social Science students of all levels through the complex process of conducting a research project. It explains how to break down initial ideas and broad topics into manageable questions...Show More
This no fuss, compact guide steers Social Science students of all levels through the complex process of conducting a research project. It explains how to break down initial ideas and broad topics into manageable questions and gives detailed guidance on how to refine these as the project progresses. With a wide range of international examples and reflective exercises, it is packed with handy tips and examples that show how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, and ensure that hypotheses and questions are linked with research design, methods and answers at every step.
Taking readers from the start through to the final stage of answering their questions and drawing conclusions, this is an indispensable resource for Research Methods courses. In addition, it is highly recommended for all students undertaking an independent research project or thesis at undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD level and beyond.Show Less
- Offers a step-by-step guide to formulating research questions for students and researchers at all levels
- Discusses the role of questions within the context of research design, showing their importance throughout the project
- Uses real-life examples to demonstrate best practice as well as common mistakes and pitfalls
- Author's top tips are available via the website www.macmillanihe.com/white
- Includes a wider range of international examples to appeal to a global audience
- More visual devices are used to summarise and illustrate the processes involved in developing research questions
- Reflective exercises help students apply their knowledge and consider the issues
- Increased coverage of the role of the literature review in generating and refining research questions
Where do research ideas come from?
What makes a research question?
What makes a question 'researchable'?
How do my research questions help me design my study?
How do I answer my research question?
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