Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
The Third Edition of Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners integrates various quantitative and qualitative methodologies into eight practice-based-steps, providing lots of examples throughout to link theory with practice. Written specifically for students with no previous experience of research and research methodology, the writing style is simple and clear and the author presents this complex subject in a straightforward way that empowers readers to tackle research with confidence. The Third Edition has taken the bold step of breaking down the wall between quantitative and qualitative methods and provides methodologies for both modes of inquiry side by side in the eight step process. The book has been revised and updated to include extended coverage of qualitative research methods in addition to 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 contains practical and easy-to-follow guidance on: Carrying out literature review Formulating a research problem Choosing a study design Writing a research proposal Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data Selecting a sample Ethical considerations in research Displaying analyzed data Writing a research report Research and practice evaluation The book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences embarking on quantitative or qualitative research projects.