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How to Do Your Research Project By Gary Thomas

How to Do Your Research Project
by Gary Thomas

The Third Edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences.
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How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students by Gary Thomas


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'Gary's book, never more than a metre away, has been my indispensable research companion. With its easy layout, my well-worn copy, stripy with florescent marker and pencilled notes, has been my go-to, on-hand supervisor throughout my degree; taking the distance out of distance learning. Replace daunting and impossible with clarity and entertainment. I wouldn't be where I am today without it; it has been my gateway to achievement' - Ellie Davies Moore, distance learner in Multi-Sensory Impairment at the University of Birmingham


With more advice on concluding, writing up and presenting research, using social media and digital methods, and understanding what supervisors want and how to work with them, the third edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences.

Setting out a clear and detailed road map, Gary Thomas guides the reader through the different stages of a research project, explaining key steps and processes at each level in refreshingly jargon-free terms.

It covers:

- How to choose your research question

- Project management and study skills

- Effective literature reviews

- Methodology, theory and research design frames

- Ethics and access

- Data collection tools

- Effective data analysis

- Discussing findings, concluding and writing up

Packed with engaging anecdotal evidence and practical advice and supported by an interactive website featuring worksheets, videos, SAGE Journal articles and more, this new edition is a user-friendly, one-stop-shop for guidance on research principles.

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How to Do Your Research Project Reviews


Gary's book, never more than a metre away, has been my indispensable research companion. With its easy layout, my well-worn copy, stripy with florescent marker and pencilled notes, has been my go-to, on-hand supervisor throughout my degree and has taken the distance out of distance learning. It replaces daunting and impossible with clarity and entertainment. I wouldn't be where I am today without it; it has been my gateway to achievement. -- Ellie Davies Moore
This book is in my view the best around on doing educational and social science research. It is refreshingly different from other research methods books; it is very readable, engaging and accessible for those without a social science background--rigorous and scholarly and full of helpful advice and guidance, and the updated interactive website is a real bonus. A joy to engage with, and I recommend it highly. -- Peter Earley
It is a great delight that Gary Thomas has now updated this book for its third edition. Of the many books that seek to support students in undertaking their projects, this is the most accessible and clearest, whilst maintaining the highest standards of scholarly rigour - and it is also the funniest! Thomas really does show how undertaking research in education and social sciences can be a real pleasure.

-- Ian Menter

This excellent resource builds on the many strengths of previous editions and is accessible, comprehensive and extremely practical. Offering fresh information and useful advice and guidance, it demystifies the world of research. Highly recommended for new and experienced researchers alike!

-- John Lalor

I use this book for undergraduate and postgraduate students projects, but even seasoned researchers can find some useful tips in this book. Gary Thomas demystifies research and makes its various components easy to understand. From identifying the research topic, through practical advice on writing the literature review, choosing the right design, analysing data and writing up the research report - the book makes research easy. The students like the textbook because the concepts are presented in accessible way and with some dose of humour.

-- Anna Oksiutycz

About Gary Thomas


Gary Thomas is a professor of education at the University of Birmingham. His teaching and research have focused on inclusion, special education, and research methodology in education, with a particular focus on case study. He has conducted research funded by the AHRC, the ESRC, the Nuffield Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the Department for Education, Barnardos, local authorities, and a range of other organisations. He has coedited the British Educational Research Journal and is currently an executive editor of Educational Review. He is author of many books, most recently Education: A Very Short Introduction published by Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents


Starting Points: Your Introduction Preparing: Project Management, Ethics and Getting Clearance The Literature Review Decide on Your Question - Again Methodology Part 1: Deciding on an Approach Methodology Part 2: The Design Frame The Right Tools for the Job: Data Gathering How to Analyse and Discuss the Information You Gather Concluding and Writing Up

Additional information

GOR008592181
How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students by Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas
Used - Like New
Paperback
SAGE Publications Ltd
2017-06-09
360
1473948878
9781473948877
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.