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How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences

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Are you doing a research project? Do you need advice on how to carry out research? Does writer's block get in the way of your dissertation?



Nearly all students need to do a research project at some point during their degree. How to do your Research Project guidesyou through the different phases of doing so. With practical examples, Thomas explains what should happen at each
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Paperback, 254 pages
Published June 4th 2009 by Sage Publications (CA) (first published 2009)
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Katie
Apr 11, 2016 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have learned a lot from reading and making notes on this book which details different areas of your research project or dissertation. The areas are simple to understand and Thomas has made an effort to use uncomplicated language to explain concepts and ideas. I found the sections on methodology and interpretive methods appealing and they gave me a lot of ideas for my small project which I am in the process of planning. The chapter I found difficult concerned statistics which do not come ...more
Stevedutch
Jun 28, 2013 Stevedutch rated it it was amazing
Anyone about to embark on a research project in education or the social sciences will find this book invaluable. Thomas writes with a wealth of experience of supervising both masters and doctorate students so this comes, almost literally, from ‘the horse’s mouth’! Moreover, it is all carried off with a self-deprecating humour and lightness of touch that some of his more, self-importantly ostentatious peers could learn more than a thing or two from. That said it covers everything the graduate ...more
Aza Zhag
Sep 01, 2014 Aza Zhag rated it it was amazing
Well, I would rate this book as the most useful one for starting from.. It should be the initial point of any young researcher in social science. Thomas describes each step of research project in such a simplest way, that it is felt sometimes as you are having really useful tutorial with a supervisor. The author provides useful tricks of writing the whole dissertation work starting form research proposal, ending with conclusion and appendices section. The best one to start with, but other books ...more
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