Practical Research Methods A User-Friendly Guide to Mastering Research Techniques and Projects by Catherine Dawson

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Practical Research Methods Techniques and Projects

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Contents of Practical Research Methods eBook

  • How to Define Your Project
  • Asking questions
  • The five ‘Ws’
  • Summary
  • How to Decide Upon a Methodology
  • Understanding the difference between qualitative and
  • quantitative research
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Choose Your Research Methods
  • Interviewing
  • Focus groups
  • Questionnaires
  • Participant observation
  • Choosing your methods
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Conduct Background Research
  • Primary research and secondary research
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Choose Your Participants
  • Sampling
  • Sample size
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Prepare a Research Proposal
  • The contents of a proposal
  • What makes a good proposal?
  • Reasons why research proposals fail
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Conduct Interviews
  • Methods of recording
  • The interview schedule
  • Establishing rapport
  • Asking questions and probing for information
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Conduct Focus Groups
  • The role of the moderator
  • Recording equipment
  • Choosing a venue
  • Recruiting your participants
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Construct Questionnaires
  • Deciding which questionnaire to use
  • Wording and structure of questions
  • Length and ordering of questions
  • Piloting the questionnaire
  • Obtaining a high response
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Carry Out Participant Observation
  • Gaining access
  • Ethics
  • Collecting and analysing information
  • Withdrawal from the field
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Analyse Your Data
  • Deciding which approach to use
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Measuring data
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to Report Your Findings
  • Written reports
  • Written report format
  • Journal articles
  • Oral presentations
  • Summary
  • Further reading
  • How to be an Ethical Researcher
  • Treating participants with respect
  • Overt and covert research
  • Code of ethics
  • Summary
  • Further reading

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