Über den Autor
Dr Ranjit Kumar taught at Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia for 30 years. He is currently a freelance research and evaluation consultant in Western Australia.
Research: A Way of Thinking
The Research Process: A Quick Glance
STEP I: FORMULATING A RESEARCH PROBLEM
Reviewing the Literature
Formulating a Research Problem
STEP II: CONCEPTUALISING A RESEARCH DESIGN
The Research Design
Selecting a Study Design
STEP III: CONSTRUCTING AN INSTRUMENT FOR DATA COLLECTION
Selecting a Method of Data Collection
Collecting Data Using Attitudinal Scales
Establishing the Validity and Reliability of a Research Instrument
STEP IV: SELECTING A SAMPLE
Selecting a Sample
STEP V: WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
Writing a Research Proposal
STEP VI: COLLECTING DATA
Considering Ethical Issues in Data Collection
STEP VII: PROCESSING AND DISPLAYING DATA
STEP VIII: WRITING A RESEARCH REPORT
Writing a Research Report
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Research Methodology: A Step by Step Guide for Beginners has been written specifically for those with no previous experience of research or research methodology. Written in a logical and accessible style and providing helpful techniques and examples, it breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable operational steps. The book guides you through your project from beginning to end by offering practical advice on:
- formulating a research question
- ethical considerations
- carrying out a literature review
- choosing a research design
- selecting a sample
- collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data
- writing a research report.
The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on quantitative or qualitative research projects.