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Research Methodology A Step-by-Step for Beginners

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ISBN-10: 141291194X

ISBN-13: 9781412911948

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Ranjit Kumar

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As with the first, the Second Edition of Research Methodology is designed specifically for students with no previous experience or knowledge of research and research methodology.nbsp;New to this edition: - the paradigms of research have been expanded to present a way of thinking that helps students gain a clear idea of the different examples used in research; - material on focus groups, development of conceptual framework for unstructured interviews and greater detail on in-depth interviewing has been expanded, allowing students to discuss and analyse the differing methods of data collection; nbsp; - new material on analyzing quantitative data and separate sections for the analysis of qualitative and quantitative research. This gives a comprehensive and concise discussion of the two major research types; - the chapter on Research Methodology and Practice Evaluation contains 11 new figures and one new table for enhanced visual learning and analysis. This clear and concise text links theory with eight practical steps central to any research process. It focuses on developing research skills by providing practical examples from both qualitative and quantitative research for a balanced and comprehensive grounding in research methodology.
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 7/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 0.28" wide x 0.38" long x 0.04" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Robyn Ryle is an associate professor of sociology at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, where she has been teaching sociology of gender and other courses for 7 years. She went to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, for her undergraduate degrees in sociology and English with a concentration in women's studies. She received her PhD in sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington and is originally from northern Kentucky. She is a member of the American Sociological Association and has served on the editorial board of the journal Teaching Sociology. She enjoys digging in her garden, cooking what comes out of her garden, and generally enjoying small town life. She currently lives in a 170-year-old house in scenic Madison, Indiana, with her husband, Jeff, stepdaughter Grace, and two rather peculiar cats. You can find her on Twitter (@robynryle), on the Facebook page for Questioning Gender (https://www.facebook.com/questioninggender?ref=hl), or at her blog: you-think-too-much.com.Dr Ranjit Kumar taught at Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia for 30 years. He is currently a freelance research and evaluation consultant in Western Australia.

Research
A Way of Thinking
The Research Process
A Quick Glance
Formulating A Research Problem
Reviewing the Literature
Formulating a Research Problem
Identifying Variables
Constructing Hypotheses
Conceptualising A Research Design
The Research Design
Selecting a Study Design
Constructing an Instrument for Data Collection
Selecting a Method of Data Collection
Collecting Data Using Attitudinal Scales
Establishing the Validity and Reliability of a Research Instrument
Selecting A Sample
Sampling
Writing A Research Proposal
Writing a Research Proposal
Collecting Data
Considering Ethical Issues in Collecting Data
Processing Data
Processing
Displaying Data
Writing A Research Report
Writing a Research Report
Research Methodology and Practice Evaluation