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As with the first, the Second Edition of Research Methodology is designed specifically for students with no previous experience or knowledge of research and research methodology.
New to this edition:
– the paradigms of research have been expanded to present a way of thinking that helps students gain a clear idea of the different examples used in research;
– material on focus groups, development of conceptual framework for unstructured interviews and greater detail on in-depth interviewing has been expanded, allowing students to discuss and analyse the differing methods of data collection;
– new material on analyzing quantitative data and separate sections for the analysis of qualitative and quantitative research. This gives a comprehensive and concise discussion of the two major research types;
– the chapter on Research Methodology and Practice Evaluation contains 11 new figures and one new table for enhanced visual learning and analysis.
This clear and concise text links theory with eight practical steps central to any research process. It focuses on developing research skills by providing practical examples from both qualitative and quantitative research for a balanced and comprehensive grounding in research methodology.