Doing your research project: a guide for first-time by Judith Bell, Stephen Waters

By Judith Bell, Stephen Waters

Doing all your learn venture is the marketplace major e-book for college kids around the social sciences undertaking small scale examine projects.


offers a realistic, step by step advisor to doing a learn venture from begin to end. This identify contains: details on utilizing on-line surveys; details on on-line interviewing and using Read more...

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These will become what Laws et al. (2013: 52) describe as researchable questions, which will take you a major step forward in the planning of your project. Hypotheses, objectives and researchable questions Many research projects begin with the statement of a hypothesis, defined by Verma and Beard as: “ A tentative proposition which is subject to verification through subsequent investigation. It may also be seen as the guide to the researcher in that it depicts and describes the method to be followed in studying the problem.

Understanding the meaning of ‘confidentiality’ and ‘anonymity’ and how they apply to the context in which you are carrying out your research. The application of these concepts to the online environment. • Practical considerations about ethics in practice, including a case study that describes how the contributing author, Stephen Waters, tackled his first research project and the ethical issues he faced. • Understanding the concept of intellectual property rights and the ethical and legal obligations relating to the ownership of ideas.

London: Sage. This chapter has several very helpful aspects for a beginner researcher. For example, throughout the chapter excerpts from research data illustrate the more abstract descriptions of data analysis. F. (2005) Introduction to Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches (2nd edn). London: Sage. I particularly like Chapter 8 (‘Design in qualitative research’). 5, pp. 155–62 provides a brief but useful and clear section on the meaning and analysis of grounded theory. Chapter 8 also includes sections on case study, ethnography and other approaches.

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