Researching Real-World Problems
A Guide to Methods of Inquiry
- Zina O'Leary - The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Social Research Methods
This is the perfect book for any student new to Research Methods. It is brilliantly written, witty, and always easy to understand.
Taking as her starting point the need for students to conduct research for themselves in the 'real world', Zina O'Leary guides those new to research through the whys and how-tos of the entire research process. Always student-focused, this book offers a hands on and practical guide to the research process from the initial process of coming up with a good question, via methods of gathering information, through to the writing process itself.
Researching Real-World Problems:
- Makes the entire research process a meaningful experience
- Provides a jargon-busting hands-on guide to the entire research process
- Is illustrated throughout with real-life examples
- Speaks directly to the needs of the new researcher
- Locates the researcher and research process at heart of a complex web of social structures
O'Leary draws her examples from the full range of the Social Sciences, and this is the perfect text for any student in Health, Education or Applied Social Science.
Auseful addition to CPD students knowledge
This is a fabulous book! Very well designed and practical for teaching application of research to undergraduate students.
This text provides the students with some excellent examples of how to deal with the exciting and ponderous prospects of research - outside of the classroom. It is a text that should be on every students shelf (even if it isn't in every students hand) and is without doubt a great addition to any core material.
Well written book, good structure, easy to work through with good examples
A very well written and clearly organised text book that will compliment our current reading list for our first year module 'Researching Society'