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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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).