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    • Doing your research project : a guide for first-time researchers

Authors:
Statement of Responsibility:
    • Judith Bell ; with Stephen Waters
Edition:
    • Sixth edition
Place of Publication:
  • Maidenhead
Publisher:
Publication Date:
  • 2014
ISBN:
    • 9780335264469
E-ISBN:
    • 9780335264476
Illustrations:
    • cartoons
Bibliographical Note:
    • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:
  • Provides a practical, step-by-step guide from initial concept through to completion of your final written research report. Includes a brand new chapter describing the benefits of using social media in research, including how to use blogs, sharing ideas on research community sites, crowdsourcing, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.  Gives guidance on searching efficiently and effectively online using Google Scholar, Google Books and library databases and on correctly citing online sources.  Also provides advice on creating online surveys for your research project, plus new material on using Skype and Google Hangouts for online interviewing.
Contents:
  • 1. Approaches to research -- 2. Planning the project -- 3. Ethics and integrity in research -- 4. Reading, referencing and the management of information -- 5. Literature searching -- 6. The review of the literature -- 7. The analysis of documentary evidence -- 8. Using social media in research -- 9. Designing and administering questionnaires -- 10. Planning and conducting interviews -- 11. Diaries, logs, critical incidents and blogs -- 12. Observation -- 13. Interpreting the evidence and reporting the findings -- 14. Writing the report.
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