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Doing research in the real world /

by Gray, David E.
[ Research Collection ] Edition statement:4th edition. Published by : Sage; (Los Angeles:) Physical details: vi, 813 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm ISBN:9781473947269; 147394726X; 9781473947276; 1473947278; 9781526418524; 1526418525. Year: 2018 Item type: Research Collection
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Judith Thomas Library
Judith Thomas Library Research Section
Books H 62 .G72 2018 (Browse shelf) AUA24493 Available AUA24493

Includes bibliographical references (pages 775-802) and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- pt. A PRINCIPLES AND PLANNING FOR RESEARCH -- 2. Theoretical Perspectives and Research Methodologies -- 3. Selecting and Planning Research Proposals and Projects -- 4. Research Ethics -- 5. Searching, Critically Reviewing and Using the Literature -- pt. B RESEARCH METHODOLOGY -- 6. Research Design: Quantitative Methods -- 7. Research Design: Qualitative Methods -- 8. Research Design: Mixed Methods -- 9. Sampling Strategies -- 10. Designing Descriptive and Analytical Surveys -- 11. Designing Case Studies -- 12. Designing Evaluations -- 13. Action Research and Change -- pt. C DATA COLLECTION METHODS -- 14. Questionnaires and Surveys -- 15. Interviewing -- 16. Non-Participant Observation -- 17. Ethnography and Participant Observation -- 18. Focus Groups -- 19. Unobtrusive Measures -- 20. Visual Research Methods -- 21. Digital Research Methods -- 22. Secondary Data and Research -- pt. D ANALYSIS AND REPORT WRITING -- 23. Getting Started Using SPSS -- 24. Analysing and Presenting Quantitative Data -- 25. Getting Started Using NVivo -- 26. Analysing and Presenting Qualitative Data -- 27. Writing Up the Research -- 28. Preparing for Presentations and Vivas.

This helpful book takes a pragmatic, real-world approach to research methods that gives readers the tools and confidence to carry out their own research in and out of the classroom. Expertly weaving quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods together, it encourages readers to be open-minded in choosing the most appropriate methods for their projects. Featuring a full set of updated and integrated digital resources, as well as three new chapters on visual methods, qualitative data analysis with NVivo, and digital research, the new Fourth Edition remains on the forefront of practical, applied research and guides readers through every step of the research process from start to finish. Brimming with checklists, interdisciplinary examples, and tips about navigating the realities of planning a project, collecting and analyzing data, and sharing research findings, Doing Research in the Real World is still the companion for any student undertaking a research project. --