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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 guides you through the different phases of doing so. With practical examples, Thomas explains what should happen at eac 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 guides you through the different phases of doing so. With practical examples, Thomas explains what should happen at each project phase, detailing the main design frames and methods used in social science research, and providing down to earth and practical advice on weaving these elements together into a coherent whole.


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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 guides you through the different phases of doing so. With practical examples, Thomas explains what should happen at eac 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 guides you through the different phases of doing so. With practical examples, Thomas explains what should happen at each project phase, detailing the main design frames and methods used in social science research, and providing down to earth and practical advice on weaving these elements together into a coherent whole.

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

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mick Harvey

    Pretty clear and useful textbook, does what it says. Has a very good bibliography and recommendations for further reading

  2. 4 out of 5

    Beverley Macmillan

    Brings research alive. Written in an accessible style that makes what can be rather challenging concepts, easier to understand. It certainly helped me to understand how to approach my research and I have since recommended it to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    Really well organised, taking the reader methodically through embarking on a dissertation. Highly recommended for MA students.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    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 natura 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 naturally to me but he did explain them well, to a point when I would consider using them. What I did take from the project is that you shouldn't decide on the methods to use before doing the project as it should be done the other way around so that it fits together better. It may sound obvious but it helped me. I will recommend this book to others attempting a thesis or dissertation.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stevedutch

    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 stu 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 student will ever need about planning and conducting a research project and analyzing the resultant data from either a qualitative or quantitative perspective. Along the way you learn all you will ever need to about different research paradigms, such as positivism, socio-culturalism and interpretivism and how much you need to consider ontology and epistemology. Thoroughly recommended!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Aza Zhag

    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 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 are necessary, as this book provides only overviews of research aspects.

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