A Gentle Guide to Research Methods
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Gentle Guide to Research Methods by Gordon Rugg
Book DescriptionIF YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO A RESEARCH PROJECT, THEN THIS IS THE IDEAL GUIDE FOR YOU. A Gentle Guide to Research Methods explains what research is, andguides you through choosing and using the method best suited to yourneeds, with detailed examples from a wide range of disciplines. It alsogives you practical "nuts and bolts" advice about how to avoid classicproblems and how to get the most out of your project. Written in a down-to-earth and highly accessible style, this unique bookprovides an overview of the "big picture" of research and of how this linksto practical details. It covers the whole process of conducting research,including: Choosing a research topic and research design Data collection methods Data analysis and statistics Writing upThe authors also provide invaluable advice about planning your researchso that it can help you with your career plans and life aspirations. Drawing on numerous examples from student projects, A Gentle Guideto Research Methods will guide you through your project towards ahappy ending.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335219278
(91mm x 60mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Gordon Rugg
Gordon Rugg is a former field archaeologist and English lecturer turned computer scientist, who is now head of the Knowledge Modelling Group at Keele University. He has a first degree in French and Linguistics and a PhD in Psychology. His research includes software evaluation, mediaeval cryptography, the origins of handedness and training needs analysis for store detectives. Marian Petre has a first degree in Psycholinguistics from Swarthmore College in the USA, and a PhD in Computer Science from University College London. She is a Reader in Computing at the Open University, UK and a former EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow. Her experience includes running doctoral consortia at international conferences, giving tutorials on research methods in the UK, US and Europe, and presenting at a variety of research workshops for PhD students as well as supervising and examining doctoral students. Her research interests include design expertise and representation. Gordon and Marian are also the authors of The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research (Open University Press, 2004).
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