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This highly readable text guides the reader through each stage of their research project, from getting started to writing up, with each chapter clearly explaining a step along the way. Based on the author′s hugely popular The Essential Guide to Doing Research, this new book retains the warmth, wit and grounded nature of the first, while providing tools to help students through the ins and outs of their own projects, and addressing the key questions students need to tackle.
This is an inspiring book full of down-to-earth advice, illuminating figures, and diagrams and engaging real life examples. With this book as your personal mentor, a successfully completed research project is well within reach.
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Zina O’Leary is an internationally-recognized leader in research methodologies, and has a keen interest in the application of research to evidence-based decision-making. Zina is a Senior Fellow at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government where she coordinates research and project units for their Executive Masters and Executive Education Programs. Zina also has an extensive history as a consultant to both Government and the private sector and was the research coordinator for the Centre for Environmental Health Development at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. She is the author of Researching Real World Problems, The Social Science Jargon Buster, and Workplace Research.
One of the best guides on planning and implementing research! O'Leary's book will be an essential part of my future courses to make sure that students really grasp the different phases of a (small) research project.--Martin Senn (10/17/2013)
This book is very accessible and provides a useful overview of the range of research approaches. It adopts a very practical approach to undertaking research, providing students with clear guidance at each stage of the process.--Michelle Butler (10/17/2013)
An excellent introduction for undergraduate students looking to delve into the world of research. This book will help guide them through the process of planning research, collecting and analysing data, as well as writing the whole thing up. It is an essential guide that really is essential.--Tom Clark (10/17/2013)
This latest work from Zina O'Leary continues and extends her valuable contribution to the research methodology literature. The book is clear, logically laid out and comprehensive, covering everything research students require. Once again, the writing is inviting and accessible. The result is a book which will be of great use to research students, and to those who teach them. Zina O'Leary's experience in working with research students shines through. --Keith Punch (10/22/2013)
This latest work from Zina O'Leary continues and extends her valuable contribution to the research methodology literature. The book is clear, logically laid out and comprehensive, covering everything research students require. Once again, the writing is inviting and accessible. The result is a book which will be of great use to research students, and to those who teach them. Zina O'Leary's experience in working with research students shines through.--Keith Punch (10/22/2013)
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