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Worldwide bestseller - over 250,000 copies sold Step-by-step advice on completing an outstanding research project. Research can be daunting, particularly for first-timers, but this indispensable book provides everything you need to know to prepare for research, draft and finalise a methodologically sound and well-written report or thesis, plus it warns you of potential pit Worldwide bestseller - over 250,000 copies sold Step-by-step advice on completing an outstanding research project. Research can be daunting, particularly for first-timers, but this indispensable book provides everything you need to know to prepare for research, draft and finalise a methodologically sound and well-written report or thesis, plus it warns you of potential pitfalls to prevent you wasting time on false trails. This new edition of "Doing Your Research Project" has been thoroughly updated and includes: Wider coverage of research ethics Clear guidelines on the differences between different types of research project New coverage of "Research diaries" New sources in further reading plus more information on internet research and the use of electronic resources Coverage of the latest information on plagiarism More examples to highlight key issues This bestselling book is an essential resource to help establish good practice for beginner researchers embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education, and health.


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Worldwide bestseller - over 250,000 copies sold Step-by-step advice on completing an outstanding research project. Research can be daunting, particularly for first-timers, but this indispensable book provides everything you need to know to prepare for research, draft and finalise a methodologically sound and well-written report or thesis, plus it warns you of potential pit Worldwide bestseller - over 250,000 copies sold Step-by-step advice on completing an outstanding research project. Research can be daunting, particularly for first-timers, but this indispensable book provides everything you need to know to prepare for research, draft and finalise a methodologically sound and well-written report or thesis, plus it warns you of potential pitfalls to prevent you wasting time on false trails. This new edition of "Doing Your Research Project" has been thoroughly updated and includes: Wider coverage of research ethics Clear guidelines on the differences between different types of research project New coverage of "Research diaries" New sources in further reading plus more information on internet research and the use of electronic resources Coverage of the latest information on plagiarism More examples to highlight key issues This bestselling book is an essential resource to help establish good practice for beginner researchers embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education, and health.

30 review for Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers in Education, Health and Social Science

  1. 4 out of 5

    David Nicol

    Let's be clear on the star rating here. Two stars, according to the legend, is "It was okay". I couldn't give it three because I didn't like it. I'm keen on text books. Honestly. Non-fiction reference material is actually my thing. I know that seems surprising from such a dashing character as I, but it's true. I'm a geek/nerd/whatever. So here's the thing, I *had* to read this book. I've started a course and have to do a research project. This book was part of the recommended reading to help us al Let's be clear on the star rating here. Two stars, according to the legend, is "It was okay". I couldn't give it three because I didn't like it. I'm keen on text books. Honestly. Non-fiction reference material is actually my thing. I know that seems surprising from such a dashing character as I, but it's true. I'm a geek/nerd/whatever. So here's the thing, I *had* to read this book. I've started a course and have to do a research project. This book was part of the recommended reading to help us along. What was wrong with it? I felt like I was reading someone else's research thesis that they then chopped up and edited to make into a book about research projects. Then they sprinkled it with little touches along the lines of "I understand that people are using computers nowadays! Not that I get on with them of course, but if you get on with them then be prepared to learn how to use these graphics doo-dahs and word processing thingies"... I'm obviously paraphrasing for humour purposes there. Anyhoo, here's the thing, before reading this book, I had no clue who Judith Bell was. After reading the first chapter I decided to google her and the person presented on the old googliser doesn't seem to be the same person that this book is credited to. Judith Bell (google version) is an accomplished and accredited social scientist type person. Judith Bell (author version) appears like the kind of indie author that people on here enjoy tearing to pieces. But obviously she's not. The book is aimed at first time researchers (including writing your research paper) but, as I said, it is written like a thesis with no explanation of the references and quotations used until you get to the section on references. That I think would be confusing for first time researchers. So instead of taking the subject and writing it in an engaging way, we get this disjointed quote-fest all the way through. That makes it all seem a bit "look at all the books I've read", and also why it seems more like a thesis. So that's why I give it two stars. It felt like a repackageed thesis, and despite it being updated in 2010 some of the sections could really do with being dragged into the 21st Century. It's an okay resource, but I'm guessing that there's probably a Dummies Guide that does it much better.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Haije Bergstra

    The book introduces the reader to setting up a research project. It´s not broad enough to help, short enough to leap through it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    This was required reading for my MA. A useful pre-course read for someone who hasn't done any research though, but the focus is pretty wide, so it contains a lot of information that may not be relevant to your particular subject area. Written in a down to earth, unpretentious manner, so pretty easy to read. This was required reading for my MA. A useful pre-course read for someone who hasn't done any research though, but the focus is pretty wide, so it contains a lot of information that may not be relevant to your particular subject area. Written in a down to earth, unpretentious manner, so pretty easy to read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    juice

    This book is OK, but the first half (I stopped reading it at halfway as I didn't need the second half) was pretty basic. It's reasonably well-written, but it constantly references "100-hour projects" without ever saying what they are, and it's seriously annoying. I'm doing an honours thesis, which is a touch more than 100 hours, so that phrase is a ridiculous surrogate. It's not the book on this subject that was initially recommended, but the library had it, so I went with it. Back off to look fo This book is OK, but the first half (I stopped reading it at halfway as I didn't need the second half) was pretty basic. It's reasonably well-written, but it constantly references "100-hour projects" without ever saying what they are, and it's seriously annoying. I'm doing an honours thesis, which is a touch more than 100 hours, so that phrase is a ridiculous surrogate. It's not the book on this subject that was initially recommended, but the library had it, so I went with it. Back off to look for the recommended one now.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Henar Aguilera

    Centrado en los métodos de investigación y en la planificación, explica muy bien cómo gestionar la información y, sobre todo, en los métodos de recogida de datos. He echado un poco en falta la profundización en la interpretación de la información, aunque es un punto muy particular para cada investigador. Interesante para principiantes aunque, si eres un investigador avezado, tendrás que interpretarlo a la luz de tu propia experiencia y del resto de la literatura.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Imran Adams

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This take on a journey for knowledge

  7. 5 out of 5

    Μαριαλενα Παπανικου

    Καλογραμενος και ευκολοδιαβαστος οδηγός για συγγραφή εργασιών για κάποιον που δεν έχει ξανασχοληθει με την έρευνα. Ωστόσο λέει απλά τα πολύ βασικά, επίσης πολλά από αυτά είναι ξεπερασμένα πλέον.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    I prefer this book because it shows the outline of doing a research.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Karen McGill

    An intro to qualitative and quantitative research methods

  10. 4 out of 5

    Thành Thương

    Khá ổn cho người mới bắt đầu.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Applied Social Studies Bedford

    Available from the University of Bedfordshire Library. Click on this link to view the catalogue record: http://www.library.beds.ac.uk/record=... Step-by-step advice on completing an outstanding research project. This new edition of Doing Your Research Project has been thoroughly updated and includes: Wider coverage of research ethics Clear guidelines on the differences between different types of research project New coverage of “Research diaries” New sources in further reading plus more information o Available from the University of Bedfordshire Library. Click on this link to view the catalogue record: http://www.library.beds.ac.uk/record=... Step-by-step advice on completing an outstanding research project. This new edition of Doing Your Research Project has been thoroughly updated and includes: Wider coverage of research ethics Clear guidelines on the differences between different types of research project New coverage of “Research diaries” New sources in further reading plus more information on internet research and the use of electronic resources Coverage of the latest information on plagiarism More examples to highlight key issues This bestselling book is an essential resource to help establish good practice for beginner researchers embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education, and health.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Alison

    This review is for the 6th edition. 2014. This book has simple, step by step guide lines for high school students and uni students on how to do basic research projects, also giving advice on how to research using evidence, data collection, questionnaires and literature reviews. Also includes information on plagiarism, using the internet for research, and tips for writing reports. Language is easy to understand and can be read by both teens and adults. It is a little word heavy, but has some nice This review is for the 6th edition. 2014. This book has simple, step by step guide lines for high school students and uni students on how to do basic research projects, also giving advice on how to research using evidence, data collection, questionnaires and literature reviews. Also includes information on plagiarism, using the internet for research, and tips for writing reports. Language is easy to understand and can be read by both teens and adults. It is a little word heavy, but has some nice summaries and 'top ten' suggestion lists.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Berke Sahbazoglu

    I got this book to learn more about conducting experiments and preparing research. I was hoping for some information on medical trials or long-term laboratory observations but this book barely mentioned those. It focuses on data collection methods like interviews and questionares instead of placebo including clinical trials or controlled experiments. Besides learning a couple of sites like ERIC and Worldcat for searching journals, this book was really the wrong choice for me.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    This isn't the first time I've completed a research project but I thought I'd take a look at this book anyway. It helped me realize that I'm doing some things right, and also gave me great tips for things I hadn't been thinking about. Overall what it did was encourage me to keep going. This isn't the first time I've completed a research project but I thought I'd take a look at this book anyway. It helped me realize that I'm doing some things right, and also gave me great tips for things I hadn't been thinking about. Overall what it did was encourage me to keep going.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    This book provides a clear easy to understand overview of the research process. It is written mainly for those conducting smaller research projects, but it serves as a very good refresher for anyone doing research at any level.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Harriet

    Helped a little...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Meh Wish

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  18. 4 out of 5

    Dene

    Quite practical. The thing I took away from it most is the importance of consistency when gathering information. Reminder not to be lazy when filing stuff.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Wilbert Mutoko

    Good book on research

  20. 4 out of 5

    Shelley Bridgman

    Excellent if embarking on a research project

  21. 4 out of 5

    Natalie Abad

    A great companion for those embarking on research projects in Education for the first time. A useful summary to the more in-depth Cohen et al. Research Methods in Education.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jo

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  23. 5 out of 5

    Sultan Almalki

  24. 5 out of 5

    Karen

  25. 5 out of 5

    Floyd

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sara Ausín

  27. 4 out of 5

    David Dixon

  28. 5 out of 5

    Holly Carter

  29. 5 out of 5

    K McChesney

  30. 4 out of 5

    Inga

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