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Doing Research in the Real World (Third edition)

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Available with free access to the interactive eBook* for 12 months when you buy the paperback version (ISBN 9781446295311 only), this is the companion for any student undertaking a research project. Click on the icons in the margins of the eBook to access a wealth of resources including:Video ContentChapter introductions and top tips from the author along with tried and tested open access videos on YouTube introduce you to key chapter contentsDatasetsPlay around with real data in SPSS and put your statistics knowledge into practiceWeblinksDirect you to real world examples to broaden your knowledgeChecklistsGuide you through a specific research process such as running a focus group or conducting an interviewFurther ReadingLink you to a range of resources to deepen your understanding of a topic However you access the content the Third Edition guides you smoothly through the research process from start to finish setting out the skills needed to design and conduct effective research and introduces the reader to the reality of conducting research in the real world.

It gives practical advice on how best to select appropriate projects, design strategies, sources and methods and provides the tools needed to collect, analyze and present data.

Applicable to any discipline and firmly rooted in the practicalities of research there are new and exciting chapters on:- Using SPSS for quantitative data analysis- Sampling strategies in quantitative and qualitative research- Approaches to secondary analysis- Using focus groups- Ethnography and participant observation (*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook)Available with Perusall-an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for classPerusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook.

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Product Details
SAGE Publications Ltd
1446260194 / 9781446260197
United Kingdom
xxii, 729 pages : illustrations (colour)
25 cm
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly Learn More
Previous edition: 2009.