A Critical Introduction is perfect for use on introductory methods courses and is also an invaluable guide for the first time researcher embarking on their own small-scale research project.
This new second edition now features updated chapters which reflect recent debates and developments in the field, including:
- New coverage of emancipatory and feminist approaches;
- Comparative research methods, evaluation research, and action research;
- Online research;
- Glossary of key terms;
- Revised further reading sections at the end of each chapter which include peer-reviewed research articles.
This book aims to prepare students and new researchers for their research project. Brilliantly written throughout, this is your essential guide to the theory of research, the practice of research and the best ways to plan and manage your research.