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Understanding the Research Process

Understanding the Research Process

March 2010 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book helps students understand the use of specialist vocabulary and terminology of educational and social science research. The author explores the ways in which research terminology is used, and shows students how to use specialist research terminology appropriately, how to understand the meaning of research terms, and how to disseminate research in a style which is clear and easily understood.

The Idea of Research
The Conceptual Range of a Research Study
Introducing Research Questions and Aims
Analyzing Previous Research
The Scientific Method
The Research Design
Data Collection Methods
Questions of Ethics
Presenting a Conclusion and Disseminating Research

I liked this book and would put it on our reading list but would still recommend the Hek and Moule text as an introductory text for my undergraduates but it is still a good introductory text especially for scientic research

Mrs Julie Woodley
Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol
June 16, 2011

This is a very easy to read and a great to understand book. It answers those in the back of your head practical questions as you read without complicating the process of doing research.

Mr Francois Watson
School of Nursing Science, North-West University
May 24, 2011

recommended to students on a research module.

Miss Leanne Morrison
Health , Robert Gordon University
April 7, 2011

Good book with clear information about all the research stages

Mrs Jacqueline Dodding
School of Law, Justice and Community Studies, Blackburn College
March 29, 2011

Very good and easy to read for my current students. Excellent resource!

Mr Tyrone Perry-Harry
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Wiltshire College
March 22, 2011

The book arrived yesterday , a complete guide to research school as its A-Z guide in research methodology, highly essential

Ms Uma Uturaju
Australian University programme, Sunway university college
February 8, 2011

Essential reading for higher level students. Paul Oliver enables readers to start at the beginning and continue on through the research process in a logical and articulate manner encouraging even the most nervous researcher to fulfil their research potential.

Mrs Chelle Davison
Education , Leeds Metropolitan University
January 26, 2011

Aimed at final year undergraduates, this book is a useful resource.

Mrs Mary Paget
School of human and health sciences, University of Wales, Swansea
January 14, 2011

course did not run

Mr Michael Williams
ALIS, Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH
September 14, 2010

this textbook is useful to all students on degree programmes

Mrs Joan Wordsworth
Management , Newcastle College
August 21, 2010

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Chapter One

Chapter Two

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is an academic writer and researcher. He has either authored or edited 19 books in the areas of Research Methods, Education, Philosophy and Religion. He has had books translated into seven languages. For many years a lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, he was course leader there for the Doctor of Education programme. He has wide experience of both supervising and examining master's and doctoral theses. More About Author

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