Designing and Managing Your Research Project
Core Skills for Social and Health Research
- David Thomas - University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Ian D Hodges
Emerging researchers need a range of specific skills to plan and successfully complete their research projects. While there are multiple books available on methods, there is much less information on the key skills needed to complete a project.
Designing and Managing Your Research Project provides information about the key areas needed for a successful project. It includes software skills, developing research objectives, writing proposals, literature reviews, getting ethics approval, seeking funding, managing a project, communicating research findings, and writing reports. There is also a chapter on working as an independent researcher.
Designing and Managing Your Research Project includes numerous examples, checklists, and practical exercises designed to assist the learning of research skills and the completion of crucial project tasks. It covers procedures needed for conducting projects electronically and accessing information from the Internet.
This book is designed to complement texts covering quantitative and qualitative research methods in health and social sciences. It will be particularly useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students planning theses and dissertations and other researchers in the early stages of their career.
Would like an updated edition due to digital innovations for analysis
A really good book for all undertaking a research project.
Use with undergraduate students (3rd and 4th year) in their preparation and execution of their research projects. The find the 'project approach' helpful and refreshing.
This is an excellent resource for PhD students undertaking research in education and social sciences. I am recommending to students as it offers sound advice and support regarding all stages of the research project.
I have listed this as essential reading for the dissertation students
This is a very helpful book for anyone embarking on their research career. It is well written and draws on a lot of examples, making the research process not so daunting.
Text adopted for all departmental capstone courses offered twice a year.
Excellent overall outline for research proposals
Needed for design Very good
A great source to support students through every stage of the research process
This is a great book for students at the beginning of any design project. The structure of the book allows students to dip in and out of it. This makes for a very useful book to use in conjunction with other research literature.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Designing and Managing Research Projects: An overview