How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences

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SAGE Publications, Jun 24, 2013 - Reference - 328 pages
Direct, informative and accessible the new edition of Gary Thomas's bestselling title is essential reading for anyone doing a research project.

Packed full of relevant advice and real world examples the book guides you through the complete research process. Using refreshingly jargon-free language and anecdotal evidence it is a witty, easy to follow introduction that will answer your questions, set out best practice and walk you through every stage of your project step-by-step.

It covers:

- How to choose your research question

- Project management and study skills

- Doing an effective literature review

- Methodology, theory and research design

- Design frames

- Ethics and access

- Tools for data collection

- Effective data analysis

- Discussing findings, concluding and writing up

The expanded, insightfully redesigned second edition has a fully integrated companion website including student worksheets, annotated examples and links to SAGE Journals.

Gary Thomas also has an exciting new video in which he explains what s new to this Second Edition.

This popular book is ideal for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences.

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About the author (2013)

Gary Thomas is a professor of education at the University of Birmingham. His teaching and research have focused on inclusion, special education and research methodology in education, with a particular focus on case study. He has co-edited the International Journal of Research and Method in Education and the British Educational Research Journal and is currently executive editor of Educational Review.

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