This would be an excellent reference book for a class learning how to do research; as a read on it's own, it's rather dry, but that isn't it's purpose. I think I probably learned more on organizing a paper from this book than I got out of my college class on the same topic Definitely wish I'd had this to help me through writing papers, not necessaril. Definitely wish I'd had this to help me through writing papers, not necessarily for the technical parts, more for the general basic advice on how to not let a paper overwhelm you. Content notes: At the end of the book, a quote is included that has multiple f bombs the quote does make the authors' point very well, but as that was the only instance of swearing that I remember from the book it seemed rather out of place.
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This book focuses on the processes of research as well as research methods. It aims to demystify research, recognizing the everyday skills and techniques involved.
It encourages you to think of research as a kind of spiral through which you revisit the various stages of the process, but always with different and developed insights. It is designed to be suitable for those undertaking research in the social sciences, as well as in related subjects such as education, business studies and health and social care. Are you currently feeling all at sea and not knowing in which direction to turn with your research project?
Or is your research going swimmingly and you are steaming ahead sure in the knowledge that you are doing a good job? Perhaps you are fluctuating between the ends of this spectrum. You have a sense of drowning at one moment in the size of the task ahead, and then floating serenely along at the next moment content with the work you have produced so far. Maybe you are treading water and feeling your work has come to a standstill.
Or perhaps you are at the stage of dipping your feet into icy cold waters for a. An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. No cover image. Read preview. Synopsis Including chapters on planning and carrying out small-scale research projects, this practical guide takes the reader step-by-step through the research process, from writing proposals to completion of the project.
As well as exercises, it also gives advice on writing proposals and making presentations. Tarone; Susan M. Gass; Andrew D. Cohen Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Read preview Overview. Billig; Alan S. Waterman Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Journal of Instructional Psychology, Vol. David, Carol S. Addiction Professional, Vol.
How to Research
How to Research. Loraine Blaxter. Praise for the first edition: " Not only is it an excellent starting point for new researchers and students, but undoubtedly the more experienced researcher will also find it valuable. Furthermore, those involved in teaching research methods or supervising research students would find this a useful source of information, exercises and ideas. The new edition has been updated throughout and includes extensively revised chapters on introductory thinking about research and data analysis.