Doing Research in the Real World

  • Filename: doing-research-in-the-real-world.
  • ISBN: 9781446297520
  • Release Date: 2013-11-12
  • Number of pages: 752
  • Author: David E Gray
  • Publisher: SAGE



Available with free access to the interactive eBook* for 12 months when you buy the paperback version (ISBN 9781446295311 only), this is the companion for any student undertaking a research project. Click on the icons in the margins of the eBook to access a wealth of resources including: Video Content Chapter introductions and top tips from the author along with tried and tested open access videos on YouTube introduce you to key chapter contents Datasets Play around with real data in SPSS and put your statistics knowledge into practice Weblinks Direct you to real world examples to broaden your knowledge Checklists Guide you through a specific research process such as running a focus group or conducting an interview Further Reading Link you to a range of resources to deepen your understanding of a topic However you access the content the Third Edition guides you smoothly through the research process from start to finish setting out the skills needed to design and conduct effective research and introduces the reader to the reality of conducting research in the real world. It gives practical advice on how best to select appropriate projects, design strategies, sources and methods and provides the tools needed to collect, analyze and present data. Applicable to any discipline and firmly rooted in the practicalities of research there are new and exciting chapters on: - Using SPSS for quantitative data analysis - Sampling strategies in quantitative and qualitative research - Approaches to secondary analysis - Using focus groups - Ethnography and participant observation (*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook) Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Doing Research in the Real World

  • Filename: doing-research-in-the-real-world.
  • ISBN: 1446242358
  • Release Date: 2009-02-27
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: David E Gray
  • Publisher: SAGE



This fully revised and expanded edition of Doing Research in the Real World introduces readers to all the essential aspects of the research process and will be an essential guide to any student on a research methods course. David Gray's clear and accessible introduction starts by setting out best approaches to the design of appropriate research tools, and leads the reader in to issues of data collection, analysis and writing up. Practically focused throughout, this book encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the many means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. Gray's book will help students with the full research process and covers: - How to select appropriate projects and research questions - How to decide on the most effective research design strategies - How to select and use appropriate data and literature sources - How to choose and implement methods of data collection - How to analyse and present data in a coherent and effective manner. This new edition provides five new chapters on: - Research Ethics - Searching, Reviewing and Using the Literature - Research Design using Qualitative Methods - Mixed Methods research designs, - Planning presentations and passing vivas. In addition a wide variety of case studies and activities and new practical 'Top Tips' for the discerning researcher have been incorporated. Written in a lively and accessible way Doing Research in the Real World can be used as a set text on an introductory methods course and can be used as an essential resource for students and researchers completing research projects across the Social Sciences, Education and Business Studies. The book will be accompanied by a companion website, featuring tutor's notes, powerpoint slides, downloadable additional readings and weblinks.

Doing Research in the Real World

  • Filename: doing-research-in-the-real-world.
  • ISBN: 0761948791
  • Release Date: 2004-05-25
  • Number of pages: 422
  • Author: David E Gray
  • Publisher: SAGE



Practically-focused throughout, Doing Research in the Real World encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. David Gray equips readers with the skills necessary to design and implement their own research project. The book covers all the essential aspects of actually doing research, and provides coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods and deals with all the main elements of the research process and the design of appropriate research tools.

The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research

  • Filename: the-real-life-guide-to-accounting-research.
  • ISBN: 0080439721
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 539
  • Author: Christopher Humphrey
  • Publisher: Elsevier



A book that goes behind the more official presentations and accounts of research methods to explore the lived experiences, joys and mistakes of a wide range of international researchers principally working in the fields of accounting and finance, but also in management, economics and other social sciences. The authors of the articles in this book address a wide range of issues and obstacles that they have confronted at various stages in their respective research careers. In reflecting on their personal experiences, they provide practical guidance on how to overcome the types of problems that typically confront academic researchers in their day-to-day work. Includes: - Practical tips on how to undertake research and get findings published - Research project management skills - Inernational and interdisciplinary perspectives

Designing and Doing Survey Research

  • Filename: designing-and-doing-survey-research.
  • ISBN: 9781446258781
  • Release Date: 2012-03-22
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Lesley Andres
  • Publisher: SAGE



Designing and Doing Survey Research is an introduction to the processes and methods of planning and conducting survey research in the real world. Taking a mixed method approach throughout, the book provides step-by-step guidance on: • Designing your research • Ethical issues • Developing your survey questions • Sampling • Budgeting, scheduling and managing your time • Administering your survey • Preparing for data analysis With a focus on the impact of new technologies, this book provides a cutting-edge look at how survey research is conducted today as well as the challenges survey researchers face. Packed full of international examples from various social science disciplines, the book is ideal for students and researchers new to survey research.

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

  • Filename: the-essential-guide-to-doing-your-research-project.
  • ISBN: 9781848600119
  • Release Date: 2009-11-25
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Zina O'Leary
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



This highly readable text guides the reader through each stage of their research project, from getting started to writing up, with each chapter clearly explaining a step along the way. Based on the author’s hugely popular The Essential Guide to Doing Research, this new book retains the warmth, wit and grounded nature of the first, while providing tools to help students through the ins and outs of their own projects, and addressing the key questions students need to tackle. This is an inspiring book full of down-to-earth advice, illuminating figures, and diagrams and engaging real life examples. With this book as your personal mentor, a successfully completed research project is well within reach.

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

  • Filename: the-routledge-handbook-of-planning-research-methods.
  • ISBN: 9781317917038
  • Release Date: 2014-08-21
  • Number of pages: 572
  • Author: Elisabete A. Silva
  • Publisher: Routledge



The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies, an international group of researchers, planning practitioners, and planning academics and educators, all recognized authorities in the field, provide accounts of designing and implementing research projects from different approaches and venues. This book shows how to apply quantitative and qualitative methods to projects, and how to take your research from the classroom to the real world. The book is structured into sections focusing on Beginning planning research Research design and development Rediscovering qualitative methods New advances in quantitative methods Turning research into action With chapters written by leading scholars in spatial planning, The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is the most authoritative and comprehensive handbook on the topic, providing both established and ground breaking coverage of spatial planning research methods. The book is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate level students, young professionals and practitioners in urban, regional, and spatial planning.

Doing Real Research

  • Filename: doing-real-research.
  • ISBN: 1446273881
  • Release Date: 2016-03-17
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Eric L. Jensen
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Limited



Challenging the formality and idealized settings of conventional methods teaching and opting instead for a real world approach to social research this book offers frank, practical advice designed to empower students and researchers alike. Theoretically robust and with an exhaustive coverage of key methodologies and methods the title establishes the cornerstones of social research. Examples reflect research conducted inside and outside formal university settings and range from the extremes of war torn countries to the complexities of school classrooms. Supported by a wealth of learning features and tools the textbook and website include: · Video top tips · Podcasts · Full text journal articles · Interviews with researchers conducting field research · Links to external websites and blogs · Student exercises · Real world case studies

Marcelo in the Real World

  • Filename: marcelo-in-the-real-world.
  • ISBN: 9780545056908
  • Release Date: 2011-02-01
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Francisco X. Stork
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.



Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm.

Research Methods in Applied Settings

  • Filename: research-methods-in-applied-settings.
  • ISBN: 9780805829921
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 465
  • Author: Jeffrey A. Gliner
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



The authors of this unique text found that while most students can "crunch" the numbers quite easily and accurately with a calculator or computer, many have trouble seeing the "big picture" or seeing how research questions and design influence data analysis. As a result, the authors developed a semantically consistent framework that integrates traditional research approaches (experimental, quasi-experimental, comparative) into three basic kinds of research questions (difference, associational, and descriptive), which, in turn, lead to three kinds or groups of statistics with the same names. This text: *helps students become good consumers of research by demonstrating how to analyze and evaluate research articles; *offers a number of summarizing diagrams and tables that clarify confusing or difficult to learn topics; *points out the value of qualitative research and how it should lead quantitative researchers to be more flexible; *divides all quantitative research questions into five logically consistent categories that help students select appropriate statistics and understand their cause and effect; and *classifies design into three major types: between groups, within subjects, and mixed groups and shows that, although these three types use the same general type of statistics (e.g., ANOVA), the specific statistics in between-groups design are different from those in within-subjects and mixed groups.

Doing Qualitative Research

  • Filename: doing-qualitative-research.
  • ISBN: 9781412926393
  • Release Date: 2008-04-02
  • Number of pages: 555
  • Author: David Silverman
  • Publisher: SAGE



The Indispensable, Bestselling Qualitative Textbook isáNow Chock-Full of Examples and Pedagogy for theáAmerican Market!David SilvermanÆs seminal Doing Qualitative Research, originally written primarily for the European market, has been completely revised and adapted foráU.S.ástudentsáwith the help of Amir Marvasti of Penn State Altoona. It contains interdisciplinary and real-world examples and student diaries that speak to those readers undertaking new research projects and qualitative dissertations in the U.S.Key Features Offers a thorough review of the major methods in qualitative research and data analysis techniques specific to each methodGives practical advice on key issues, such as defining ôoriginalityö and narrowing down a topicProvides a thorough review of the major methods in qualitative research and data analysis techniques specific to each methodPresents End-of-Chapter Narratives accounts of current or former graduate studentsÆ experiences with the topics covered in the respective chaptersContains web-based exercises designed to help students and their instructors incorporate web-based learning in their coursesIncludes exercises to test readersÆ knowledge and to encourage the development of relevant skillsIntended AudienceThis lively, accessible textbook is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciencesùincluding those in sociology, education, communications, anthropology, and health departments.

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

  • Filename: doing-action-research-in-your-own-organization.
  • ISBN: 9781473904095
  • Release Date: 2014-03-20
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: David Coghlan
  • Publisher: SAGE



The fourth edition of this bestselling book is packed full of practical, expert advice on how to navigate the murky waters of ethics, politics and management in your own organization. Multidisciplinary in its approach to action research, the book sets out a step-by-step template for researchers to follow and adapt. Coghlan and Brannick: Introduce and contextualise action research as a method Provide guidance on how to design and implement your action research project Explore interlevel dynamics Discuss role duality and access Suggest effective ways to analyse your data Provide helpful tips on how to disseminate your findings. The book and supporting companion website are the ideal resource for students, researchers and practitioners hoping to generate real change through their action research project and will be particularly relevant to those studying Business and Management, Nursing and Health, Education and Sociology. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Doing Media Research

  • Filename: doing-media-research.
  • ISBN: 9781412960977
  • Release Date: 2009-03-05
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Susanna Hornig Priest
  • Publisher: SAGE



Comprehensive and comprehensible, Doing Media Research is an accessible introduction to both qualitative and quantitative methods in media communication. Written in a straightforward and engaging style, this text takes the student through media research step-by-step. In order to provide students with a thorough understanding of the purpose and theories behind the various methodological approaches, the text is divided into four distinct sections: Part One lays out the foundations to each approach, Part Two describes the types of research questions and data collection required, Part Three details a range of quantitative approaches, and Part Four examines qualitative methods. Author Susanna Priest concludes with a discussion of special considerations for current media research including the feminist contribution, international and intercultural perspectives and new media technology. She also invites the reader to tackle issues such as ethics, objectivity, and the interpretation of data. Useful exercises are provided at the end of each chapter and there is a glossary which defines key terms and concepts.

In Cold Blood

  • Filename: in-cold-blood.
  • ISBN: 9781412848183
  • Release Date: 1980
  • Number of pages: 343
  • Author: Truman Capote
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers



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