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Your Research Project
Designing and Planning Your Work

Third Edition


May 2011 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
In the third edition of this bestselling book, you`ll find everything you need to embark upon your research project and write your proposal with confidence. Written with the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as practitioners in mind, Your Research Project will guide you through the process of formulating a research question, choosing your research methods, planning your research, and writing your proposal.

Fully updated and revised, the new edition features:

- A comprehensive introduction to the purpose and nature of research
- Expanded coverage of writing a research plan or proposal
- An overview of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis, as well as more on mixed methods research designs
- New sections on digital media and online research methods
- Exercises and examples to provide students from across the social sciences with the practical tools needed to succeed in their project.
 
Introduction
 
Research and the Research Problem
 
Research Theory and the Nature of Knowledge
 
Concepts, Language and Argument
 
Information and How to Deal With It
 
Research Methods
 
Honesty and Research Ethics
 
Preparing the Research Proposal and Starting to Write
Answers to Exercises

 
Key Words Glossary

 
References

 
Index

 

This unique publication offers an excellent and indispensable guide to research for first-timers. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Elizabeth Burton
University of Warwick

This book is a must-have for anyone embarking on a research project.

Kalwant Bhopal
University of Southampton

The third edition of Walliman`s guide for novice researchers has been thoroughly updated to reflect methodological developments. It retains the unique characteristics which made earlier versions so successful: a theoretically-informed introduction to the research process grounded in an understanding of how individuals learn most effectively.

Emma Wincup
University of Leeds

I can heartily recommend the third edition of this popular text. It has been updated and enhanced to recognize the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are new to the research process, and deserves to be on every reading list.

Graham Stew
University of Brighton

An excellent attempt at explaining the key elements of research process. The book explains various concepts, terms and steps in a concise and clear way.... The book is an outcome of considerable research carried out by the author on writing a good research proposal...this book on designing and planning a research project is itself well designed and planned.

Abhigyaan

This unique publication offers an excellent and indispensable guide to research for first-timers. I wholeheartedly recommend it. 

Elizabeth Burton
University of Warwick

The book is an excellent attempt at explaining the key elements of research process. The book explains various concepts, terms and steps in a concise and clear way…. This book is the outcome of considerable research carried out by the authors on writing a good research proposal. This book has three very good features. First, at the end chapter, a list of basic and latest publications on the topics covered is provided for anyone interested in detailed study. Second, every chapter contains a check list of activities to be carried out during research. Third, all concepts are explained by citing eminent writers...in short, this book on designing and planning a research project is itself Well Designed and Planned.

Abhigyan, January- March 2012

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