Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

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SAGE, Jul 15, 2005 - Social Science - 332 pages
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As with the first the Second Edition of Research Methodology is designed specifically for students with no previous experience or knowledge of research and research methodology.

The practical step-by-step approach provides students with strong content and a conceptual framework. Discussions relating to concepts and theory range from simple to complex in their approach.

This clear and concise text links theory with eight practical steps central to any research process. It focuses on developing research skills by providing practical examples from both qualitative and quantitative research for a balanced and comprehensive grounding in research methodology.

Some of the major research areas covered by the book are:

- types of research

- formulating a research problem

- reviewing literature

- research and study designs

- methods of data collection

- types of validity

- the concept of sampling

- analysis of data

- writing a research proposal

- ethical considerations concerning research participants

- writing a research report

- research methodology and practice evaluation

 

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Contents

objectives
11
a quick glance
15
research
17
Conceptualising a research design 81
20
operational steps
21
Reviewing the literature
29
Formulating a research problem
39
between fertility and mortality
48
Establishing the validity and reliability
152
Summary
159
Sampling
163
Writing a research proposal
185
Collecting data
207
Processing data
217
Displaying data
247
2a Twodimensional histogram
254

Identifying variables
54
Constructing hypotheses
72
The research design
83
Selecting a study design
92
Constructing an instrument for data collection
115
Collecting data using attitudinal scales
143
Writing a research report
265
Research methodology and practice evaluation
273
Appendix Developing a research project
305
References
323
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Dr Ranjit Kumar taught at Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia for 30 years. He is currently a freelance research and evaluation consultant in Western Australia.

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