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Doing your research project : a guide for first-time researchers in education and social science / Judith Bell

Main Author Bell, Judith, 1930- Country Reino Unido. Edition 3rd ed Publication Buckingham : Open University Press, 1999 Description XIV, 230 p. : il. gráficos ; 22 cm ISBN 0-335-20388-4 CDU 37.012 303
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Since it was first published in the late 1980s, Doing Your Research Project has become something of a bible for first-time researchers in social science. This third edition reflects advances in technology and methodology and positions the book to support researchers in the 21st century. However, the book's formula remains essentially the same because of its unmatched ability to deliver two key benefits: it enables students to get through their first research projects successfully and without wasting lots of time in trial and error; and in the process, it helps students to develop sound techniques and good practice which will serve them well in future research projects.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Preparing the ground Approaches to educational research
  • Planning the project
  • Negotiating access, ethics and the problems of 'inside' research
  • Keeping records, making notes and locating libraries
  • Finding and searching information sources
  • The literature review
  • Part 2 Selecting methods of data collection Introduction
  • The analysis of documentary evidence
  • Designing and administering questionnaires
  • Planning and conducting interviews
  • Diaries Observation studies
  • Part 3 Interpreting the evidence and reporting the findings Introduction
  • Interpretation and presentation of the evidence
  • Writing the report
  • Postscript
  • References
  • Index

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