How to Research by Loraine BlaxterHow to Research by Loraine Blaxter

How to Research

byLoraine Blaxter, Christina Hughes, Malcolm Tight

Paperback | September 16, 2010

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"I found this book brilliant, I had never undertaken anything like a dissertation before and this book had everything in it that I needed to know. It is written in 'simple English' which is a bonus as some books are just too hard to understand. Everything you need to know about writing your dissertation is in here. I would recommend this book to all levels."
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How to Research is a bestselling, practical book that reassures the first time researcher by leading them systematically through the whole research process; from the initial meetings with a supervisor to critically evaluating their ideas, doing the research and finally writing up the project.

The book includes vignettes to help readers relate to research examples and provides both methodological and process information.

New features in this edition include:

  • Additional coverage on literature reviews
  • New material on changes in research ethics
  • More detailed information on the use of diaries, internet ethnographies and visual methods
  • Increased coverage of mixed methodologiesHow to Research 4e is an ideal resource for the first-time researcher doing a small-scale research project in the social sciences whether they are at university or in the workplace. It supports its readers as they develop their skills to become more experienced researchers.
Loraine Blaxter and Christina Hughes are both based at the University of Warwick. Loraine is a Research Associate in the Institute of Health, School of Health and Social Studies and Christina is a Professor within the Department of Sociology. Christina is editor of a further book from Open University Press, Disseminating Qualitative Re...
Title:How to ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.09 × 6.02 × 0.83 inPublished:September 16, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:033523867X

ISBN - 13:9780335238675

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Table of Contents

All at Sea but Learning to Swim

Getting Started

Thinking About Methods

Reading for Research

Managing Your Project

Preparing to Collect Data

Collecting Data

Preparing to Analyse Data

Analysing Your Data

Writing Up

Finishing Off