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Research methodology : a step-by-step guide for beginners /

by Kumar, Ranjit.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2014Edition: 4th ed.Description: xxvii, 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781446269961 (hardback); 9781446269978 (pbk.).Subject(s): Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology | ACT reading for Computer Science CS 443 (Fall 2016)Summary: This text has been written specifically for those with no previous experience of research or research methodology. It breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable operational steps. The book provides guidance through a project from beginning to end by offering practical advice 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. Intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on quantitative or qualitative research projects.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-392) and index.

This text has been written specifically for those with no previous experience of research or research methodology. It breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable operational steps. The book provides guidance through a project from beginning to end by offering practical advice 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. Intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on quantitative or qualitative research projects.

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