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Little Quick Fix

  • Zina O'Leary - The Australia and New Zealand School of Government


July 2018 | 108 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Zina O'Leary's Research Question Little Quick Fix teaches students how to find their interest, hone it to a topic, and turn it into a research question that is relevant, interesting, and researchable.

Little Quick Fix titles provide quick but authoritative answers to the problems, hurdles, and assessment points students face in the research course, project proposal or design—whatever their methods learning is.

  • Lively, ultra-modern design; full-color, each page a tailored design.
  • An hour's read/easy to dip in and out of; clear navigation enables the reader to find what they need—quick.
  • Direct written style gets to the point with clear language. Nothing needs to be read twice. No fluff.
  • Learning is reinforced through a 2-minute overview summary; 3-second summaries with super-quick Q&A
  • DIY tasks create a work plan to accomplish a task, do a self-check quiz, solve a problem, get students to what they need to show their supervisor.
  • Checkpoints in each section make sure students are nailing it as they go and support self-directed learning.
  • How do I know I’m done? Each Little Quick Fix wraps up with a finale checklist that allows the reader to self-assess they’ve got what they need to progress, submit, or ace the test or task.
 
1. What is the power of the research question?
 
2. What topics are right for research?
 
3. How do I articulate my research question?
 
4. Do I need a hypothesis?
 
5. DIY: Write your research question!
 
6. How do I know my question is any good?

"This would save many sleepless nights and tears. With straightforward advice, step by step instructions, frameworks you can fill in to direct your thinking, and short quizzes, this book is a must for any research-based student activity"

Terry Freedman
ICT & Computing in Education
https://www.ictineducation.org/home-page/what-ive-been-reading-research-question

This book alongside the rest in the series provide students with a step by step guide on how to formulate their research questions effectively, to ensure their research study has clear focus.

Mrs MINE TANA
HESC Office, Barnet And Southgate College
October 2, 2019

Nice little guide that focuses on specific issues and are explained in an appealing way for undergraduate students struggling with academic writing and research methods.

Professor Pierre Rafih
Business Psychology, Hochschule für Angewandtes Management
July 10, 2019

Very clear and informative on how to craft a research question. This is a quick read for all for first time research students and teachers.

Dr Seidu Salifu
He & Teacher Training, NESCOT
July 3, 2019

it is just fabulous - it captures quite a complex process and makes it look straightforward.

Professor christine skinner
Social Policy Research Unit, York University
June 20, 2018

I would still consider this book, but I never received the copy.

Dr Bex Lewis
MMU Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University
June 20, 2018

Sample Materials & Chapters

Opening & Chapter 1: What is the power of the research question?


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Zina O'Leary

Zina O’Leary is an internationally-recognized leader in research methodologies, and has a keen interest in the application of research to evidence-based decision-making. Zina is a Senior Fellow at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government where she coordinates research and project units for their Executive Masters and Executive Education Programs. Zina also has an extensive history as a consultant to both Government and the private sector and was the research coordinator for the Centre for Environmental Health Development at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. She is the author of Researching Real... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781526456885
£6.99