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The research process /

by Bouma, Gary D [author.]; Carland, Susan [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: Sixth edition.Description: ix, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780190304621.Other title: Research : the research process.Subject(s): Social sciences -- Research | Research -- Methodology | Social sciences -- Research | Australian
Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. How we know what we know and how we know we know -- 2. Research as a way of knowing -- PHASE 1: ESSENTIAL FIRST STEPS -- 3. Selecting a problem -- 4. Selecting variables -- 5. Finding a variable's measurements -- 6. Selecting a research design -- 7. Selecting a sample -- PHASE 2: DATA COLLECTION -- 8. Collecting data -- 9. Summarising and presenting data -- 10. Doing qualitative research -- 11. Ethics in human research -- PHASE 3 ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION -- 12. Drawing conclusions -- 13. Reporting your research --Appendix: A table of random numbers -- Index.
Summary: The sixth edition of The Research Process is an easy-to-use introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods. The book emphasises the process of research in an accessible and readable way, taking a non-statistical and non-mathematical approach for new students. The Research Process will guide students through the research process, analysing and demonstrating a variety of research methods supported by extensive examples and illustrations to explain the fundamental concepts of the research process and its application. List(s) this item appears in: Honours Research Methods 1.1
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface -- Acknowledgments -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. How we know what we know and how we know we know -- 2. Research as a way of knowing -- PHASE 1: ESSENTIAL FIRST STEPS -- 3. Selecting a problem -- 4. Selecting variables -- 5. Finding a variable's measurements -- 6. Selecting a research design -- 7. Selecting a sample -- PHASE 2: DATA COLLECTION -- 8. Collecting data -- 9. Summarising and presenting data -- 10. Doing qualitative research -- 11. Ethics in human research -- PHASE 3 ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION -- 12. Drawing conclusions -- 13. Reporting your research --Appendix: A table of random numbers -- Index.

The sixth edition of The Research Process is an easy-to-use introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods. The book emphasises the process of research in an accessible and readable way, taking a non-statistical and non-mathematical approach for new students. The Research Process will guide students through the research process, analysing and demonstrating a variety of research methods supported by extensive examples and illustrations to explain the fundamental concepts of the research process and its application.

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