Managing Social Research: A Practical Guide by Roger TarlingManaging Social Research: A Practical Guide by Roger Tarling

Managing Social Research: A Practical Guide

byRoger TarlingEditorRoger Tarling

Paperback | December 15, 2005

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An essential tool for those planning to undertake social research, this exceptional book tackles many of the specific concerns and issues that arise.  A well structured text, it offers a comprehensive introduction to a range of important areas in project management, including:

  • commissioning research
  • preparing a tender or grant application
  • risk and stakeholder analysis
  • managing the field work and data analysis
  • financial management
  • ethics, confidentiality and copyright.

This book provides a unique source of guidance for anyone seeking to commission, manage or carry out social research. It will especially benefit researchers working in a variety of different contexts, including those in academia, central or local government, 'quangos', public bodies or private consulting companies.

Roger Tarling is Professor of Social Research at the University of Surrey. His research interests cover crime and criminal justice, the voluntary sector, research management, statistical modelling and quantitative research methods.
Title:Managing Social Research: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:December 15, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415355176

ISBN - 13:9780415355179


Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Stakeholder and Risk Analysis  3. Commissioning Research  4. Applying for Research Funding  5. Negotiation to Contract  6. Project Planning  7. Research Staff  8. Implementing the Project  9. Dissemination  10. Intellectual Property, Copyright, Confidentiality and Data Protection  11. Ethics in Social Research  12. Summary  Bibliography