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Book Review: How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students (Third edition)

Freelance health sciences researcher Patricia Jarrett reviews How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students (Third edition).

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How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students (Third edition)

Gary Thomas

SAGE

£23.99 | 360pp

ISBN: 9781473948877

This book, which is supported with a companion website, would be helpful for students of social or health sciences at undergraduate, master’s or PhD level.

Covering all aspects of the research process from selecting an idea to write up, it includes how to formulate a question, conduct a literature review and obtain ethics approval. The methodology section is clear and provides a detailed description of the philosophical underpinnings of empirical research. The chapter on research designs includes ethnomethodology and action research as well as sampling, quality assessment, research methods and data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative).

There are checklists at the end of each chapter and a generous margin

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