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Designing and Managing Your Research Project

Designing and Managing Your Research Project
Core Skills for Social and Health Research

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Research Design

September 2010 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Designing and Managing Research Projects: An Overview
Designing a New Research Project: Issues to Think about
Developing Research Aims and Objectives
Preparing and Writing a Research Proposal
Getting Funding for Research
Research Ethics and Ethics Reviews
Doing a Literature Review
Managing a Research Project
Software for Research
Working with Colleagues and Supervisors
Communicating Research Findings
Writing for Research: Some Guiding Principles
Writing a Research Report: Organization and Presentation
Careers in Research

Excellent resource book.

Dr Judith Butler
Social & General Studies Department, Cork Institute of Technology
September 19, 2011

A useful book as a supplement to others. Good for students with very little social science experience.

Professor Stephen Osborne
Management , Edinburgh University
September 8, 2011

a good book that covers all the key elements required when desinging and planning research projects

Miss Hannah Miles
HE CARE, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
July 4, 2011

There are so many well-established books in this field that I hesitate to add new ones to the booklist. However, this new arrival goes beyond the 'how to write a dissertation' approach, making it particularly useful for advanced postgraduate and even doctoral students. Definitely a worthwhile addition to this burgeoning field.

Professor Julian Petley
Screen Media and Journalism, Brunel University
June 1, 2011

A useful book. Its structure allows grasping immediately a general picture of how to design and run a research project.

Mr Achille Fonzone
SEBE, Edinburgh Napier University
May 17, 2011

I good intro text for students studying research in the early stages of their course. They can return to the text at later stages as their skills develop.

Dr Su McAnelly
health. community and education, Northumbria University
April 15, 2011

This is amongst the book that I am using in my course. One of the few book that touch the project management aspect of social science research.

Dr Surya Mahdi
Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol
April 14, 2011

This book will be useful for students in their second year who have to complete a project. The book has an easy to follow style and includes some examples that will assist the students to develop their work

Mrs Pauline Williams
Health , Cheshire Hospices Education
April 6, 2011

A useful book for Masters and PhD students

Professor Diane Cox
Health , University of Cumbria
April 3, 2011

This book relates to social and healthcare research situations in the main, however some chapters can be generally applied; it was of particular use and interest when studying the ethical implications of research and has a very good section on Literature Reviews and research design. I used the book as a classroom resource on occasion to broaden the students learning.
A few students found it quite complex in parts but a couple of students borrowed it from me for the Ethics and Literature review sections which they found helpful!

Miss Nicola Boland
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
March 31, 2011

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SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.