Research methodology: a step-by-step guide for beginners – by Kumar Ranjit (2012)

The Third Edition of Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners integrates various quantitative and qualitative methodologies into eight practice-based-steps, providing lots of examples throughout to link theory with practice. Written specifically for students with no previous experience of research and research methodology, the writing style is simple and clear and the author presents this complex subject in a straightforward way that empowers readers to tackle research with confidence. The book has been revised and updated to include extended coverage of qualitative research methods in addition to existing comprehensive coverage of quantitative methods. There are also brand new learning features such as reflective questions throughout the text to help students consolidate their knowledge.

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Table of contents

  1. Research: A Way of Thinking
  2. The Research Process: A Quick Glance
  3. Reviewing the Literature
  4. Formulating a Research Problem
  5. Identifying Variables
  6. Constructing Hypotheses
  7. The Research Design
  8. Selecting a Study Design
  9. Selecting a Method of Data Collection
  10. Collecting Data using Attitudinal Scales
  11. Establishing the Validity and Reliability of a Research Instrument
  12. Selecting a Sample
  13. Writing a Research Proposal
  14. Considering Ethical Issues in Data Collection
  15. Processing Data
  16. Displaying Data
  17. Writing a Research Report
  18. Research methodology and practice evaluation

Product details

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications Ltd; Third edition (December 8, 2010)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 440 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1849203016
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1849203012
  • Item Weight : 1.76 pounds
  • Dimensions : 7 x 1 x 8.75 inches

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