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Description - A Gentle Guide to Research Methods by Gordon Rugg

A Gentle Guide to Research Methods explains what research is, and guides you through choosing and using the method best suited to your needs, with detailed examples from a wide range of disciplines. It also gives you practical 'nuts and bolts' advice about how to avoid classic problems and how to get the most out of your project. Written by well-known research methods authors Gordon Rugg and Marian Petre, this is the ideal guide for anyone about to undertake a research project.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335219278
ISBN-10: 0335219276
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 153mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 16-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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