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Doing research in the real world / David E. Gray.

By: Gray, David E. (David Edward),, 1952- author.
Call number: H62 G72 2018 Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : SAGE, [2018]Edition: 4th edition.Description: vi, 813 pages : color illustrations, charts ; 27 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781526418524 (pbk & interactive eBook) ; 9781473947269 (hbk.) ; 9781473947276 (pbk.)Subject(s): Social sciences -- Research | Social sciences -- Research -- MethodologyDDC classification: 300.72
Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Part A. Principles and Planning for Research -- Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives and Research Methodologies -- Chapter 3. Selecting and Planning Research Proposals and Projects -- Chapter 4. Research Ethics -- Chapter 5. Searching, Critically Reviewing and Using the Literature Part B. Research Methodology -- Chapter 6. Research Design: Quantitative Methods -- Chapter 7. Research Design: Qualitative Methods -- Chapter 8. Research Design: Mixed Methods -- Chapter 9. Sampling Strategies -- Chapter 10. Designing Descriptive and Analytical Surveys -- Chapter 11. Designing Case Studies -- Chapter 12. Designing Evaluations -- Chapter 13. Action Research and Change -- Part C. Data Collection Methods -- Chapter 14. Questionnaires and Surveys -- Chapter 15. Interviewing -- Chapter 16. Non-Participant Observation -- Chapter 17. Ethnography and Participant Observation -- Chapter 18. Focus Groups -- Chapter 19. Unobtrusive Measures -- Chapter 20. Visual Research Methods -- Chapter 21. Digital Research Methods -- Chapter 22. Secondary Data and Research -- Part D. Analysis and Report Writing -- Chapter 23. Getting Started Using SPSS -- Chapter 24. Analysing and Presenting Quantitative Data -- Chapter 25. Getting Started Using NVivo -- Chapter 26. Analysing and Presenting Qualitative Data -- Chapter 27. Writing Up the Research -- Chapter 28. Preparing for Presentations and Vivas.
Summary: This helpful book takes a pragmatic, real-world approach to research methods that gives readers the tools and confidence to carry out their own research in and out of the classroom. Expertly weaving quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods together, it encourages readers to be open-minded in choosing the most appropriate methods for their projects. Featuring a full set of updated and integrated digital resources, as well as three new chapters on visual methods, qualitative data analysis with NVivo, and digital research, the new Fourth Edition remains on the forefront of practical, applied research and guides readers through every step of the research process from start to finish. Brimming with checklists, interdisciplinary examples, and tips about navigating the realities of planning a project, collecting and analyzing data, and sharing research findings, Doing Research in the Real World is still the companion for any student undertaking a research project. -- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 775-802) and index.

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Part A. Principles and Planning for Research -- Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives and Research Methodologies -- Chapter 3. Selecting and Planning Research Proposals and Projects -- Chapter 4. Research Ethics -- Chapter 5. Searching, Critically Reviewing and Using the Literature Part B. Research Methodology -- Chapter 6. Research Design: Quantitative Methods -- Chapter 7. Research Design: Qualitative Methods -- Chapter 8. Research Design: Mixed Methods -- Chapter 9. Sampling Strategies -- Chapter 10. Designing Descriptive and Analytical Surveys -- Chapter 11. Designing Case Studies -- Chapter 12. Designing Evaluations -- Chapter 13. Action Research and Change -- Part C. Data Collection Methods -- Chapter 14. Questionnaires and Surveys -- Chapter 15. Interviewing -- Chapter 16. Non-Participant Observation -- Chapter 17. Ethnography and Participant Observation -- Chapter 18. Focus Groups -- Chapter 19. Unobtrusive Measures -- Chapter 20. Visual Research Methods -- Chapter 21. Digital Research Methods -- Chapter 22. Secondary Data and Research -- Part D. Analysis and Report Writing -- Chapter 23. Getting Started Using SPSS -- Chapter 24. Analysing and Presenting Quantitative Data -- Chapter 25. Getting Started Using NVivo -- Chapter 26. Analysing and Presenting Qualitative Data -- Chapter 27. Writing Up the Research -- Chapter 28. Preparing for Presentations and Vivas.

This helpful book takes a pragmatic, real-world approach to research methods that gives readers the tools and confidence to carry out their own research in and out of the classroom. Expertly weaving quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods together, it encourages readers to be open-minded in choosing the most appropriate methods for their projects. Featuring a full set of updated and integrated digital resources, as well as three new chapters on visual methods, qualitative data analysis with NVivo, and digital research, the new Fourth Edition remains on the forefront of practical, applied research and guides readers through every step of the research process from start to finish. Brimming with checklists, interdisciplinary examples, and tips about navigating the realities of planning a project, collecting and analyzing data, and sharing research findings, Doing Research in the Real World is still the companion for any student undertaking a research project. -- Provided by publisher.

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