Researching Real-World Problems: A Guide to Methods of Inquiry by Zina O′Leary
Researching Real-World Problems: A Guide to Methods of Inquiry
Author: Zina O′Leary
Title: Researching Real-World Problems: A Guide to Methods of Inquiry
ISBN10: 1412901944
ISBN13: 978-1412901949
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (November 23, 2005)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1244 kb
Size epub: 1776 kb
Rating: 3.8 ✪
Votes: 400
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences

This is the perfect book for any student new to Research Methods. It is brilliantly written, witty, and always easy to understand.

Taking as her starting point the need for students to conduct research for themselves in the `real world′, Zina O′Leary guides those new to research through the whys and how-tos of the entire research process. Always student-focused, this book offers a hands on and practical guide to the research process from the initial process of coming up with a good question, via methods of gathering information, through to the writing process itself.

Researching Real-World Problems:

- Makes the entire research process a meaningful experience

- Provides a jargon-busting hands-on guide to the entire research process

- Is illustrated throughout with real-life examples

- Speaks directly to the needs of the new researcher

- Locates the researcher and research process at heart of a complex web of social structures

- Provides via the Companion Website link above, PowerPoint slides that cover all 12 chapters of the book. They can be printed out as separate transparencies or used in PowerPoint based lectures. They would also be suitable for applications in e-learning/ web-based teaching.

O′Leary draws her examples from the full range of the Social Sciences, and this is the perfect text for any student in Health, Education or Applied Social Science.

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