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Author Kumar, Ranjit.
Title Research methodology : a step-by-step guide for beginners / Ranjit Kumar.
Publisher Los Angeles : SAGE, 2011.
 Book Stacks  H62 .K84 2011  AVAILABLE
Descript xxi, 415 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Edition 3rd ed.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-407) and index.
Contents Preface -- 1. Research : a way of thinking -- 2. The research process: a quick glance -- 3. Reviewing the literature -- 4. Formulating a research problem -- 5. Identifying variables -- 6. Construction hypotheses -- 7. The research design -- 8. Selecting a study design -- 9. Selecting a method of data collection -- 10. Collecting data using attitudinal scales -- 11. Establishing the validity and reliability of a research instrument -- 12. Selecting the sample -- 13. How to write a research proposal -- 14. Considering ethical issues in data collection -- 15. Processing data -- 16. Displaying data -- 17. Writing research report -- 18. Research methodology and practice evaluation -- Appendix : Developing a research project : a set of exercises for beginners.
Summary Written specifically for students with no previous experience of research and research methodology, the third edition of Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners breaks the process the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable steps and provides lots of examples throughout to link theory to the practice of doing research. The book contains straightforward, practical guidance on: - Formulating a research question - Ethical considerations - Carrying out a literature review - Choosing a research design - Selecting a sample - Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data - Writing a research report. The third edition has been revised and updated to include extended coverage of qualitative research methods in addition to the existing comprehensive coverage of quantitative methods. There are also brand new learning features such as reflective questions throughout the text to help students consolidate their knowledge. The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on qualitative or quantitative research projects.
ISBN 9781849203005
9781849203012 (pbk.)
1849203016 (pbk.)
9788132106487 (pbk.)
8132106482 (pbk.)
Subject Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.

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