ROBERT MILLER is Professor in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Queen's University of Belfast, UKnbsp;where he is also Director of the Centre for Social Research. His books include Researching Life Stories and Family Histories and The A-Z of Social Research . CIARAN ACTON is a Teaching Fellow in Sociologynbsp;in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Queen's University of Belfast, UK. He is widely experienced in teaching research methods. nbsp; DEIRDRE FULLERTON was previously a Lecturer in Social Research at the University of Ulster, UK. She is now works as an Independent Research Consultant. nbsp; JOHN MALTBY is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Leicester, UK. His books include Statistics for Nurses .