Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Essential Guide to Doing Research 3. The Essential Guide to Doing Research is a comprehensive, practical, and engaging guide to understanding and embarking upon social science research. By adopting a clear and accessible approach, Zina O'Leary encourages students to think about, and engage with, every aspect of the research process.
The book s Companion Web Site: The book stresses that all good research should be seen as a process of constantly assessing one's work and making decisions about the best possible means for obtaining credible data and results. The Essential Guide to Doing Research is therefore designed to encourage lateral, strategic and creative thinking, while providing essential knowledge and skills to students and researchers.
Key features of the text include: It is a must for both undergraduates and postgraduate researchers embarking on, or already involved in, a research project across the social sciences. Paperback , pages. Published June 9th by Sage Publications Ltd first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 09, Stefanie rated it really liked it. Very concise book about researching.
This book is easy and manageable to read with a warm friendly writing style. Very much recommended to those who have already started delving into the research process and wants an overview of the process.
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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. This kind of book is interesting in many ways. It is, by no means, exciting, but it is very, very, VERY useful. O'Leary presents the information is very interesting and she makes what can be a tedious topic more managable. This also applies when she presents information that can be overwhleming for someone who is looking to do research in some way. I don't anyone will pick up this book for casual reading, but to prepare oneself for research it is a very good source.
This book is biggest reason I got through writing my graduate-level thesis. If you're enrolling in a Master's or PhD program, I'd highly recommend it. You kind of have to figure it out for yourself. This is how I figured it out. Highest compliment I can give it is that I didn't sell it back to the bookstore after graduating, even though I have no conceivable need for it in the future.
Easy read, easy to use and to follow the guide.
Contrary to many research methods texts that offer ‘recipes’for research,I do not believe that the competent researcher can rely on any defined set of rules for select- ing, designing, and carrying out research.
Warm, innovative, and clever, The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project provides all of the skills and momentum students need to excel at their research projects. The new Third Edition includes multidisciplinary case studies and a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, along with helpful learning features and tools to support every /5(18).
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This book is an essential read for all students who are engaging in a research project. Clear, informative with excellent examples and pointers to assist the student, the book is essential for a student and is a 'must buy' reference book for an undergraduate student. Mar 27, · The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to research and provides all of the skills and momentum you need to excel. Each stage of a project is clearly set out with best practice highlighted alongside pragmatic /5(11).