Intelligent Research Design: A Guide for Beginning Researchers in the Social Sciences (Hardback)
  • Intelligent Research Design: A Guide for Beginning Researchers in the Social Sciences (Hardback)
zoom

Intelligent Research Design: A Guide for Beginning Researchers in the Social Sciences (Hardback)

(author)
£100.00
Hardback 158 Pages / Published: 16/07/2009
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book offers advice to doctoral researchers and graduate and advanced undergraduate students on how to embark on their research. Based on a decade of teaching early-stage researchers in the social sciences at the LSE and other universities, and written with the central problems of beginning researchers in mind, Bob Hancke guides them through the process of thinking about the links between theory, cases and data, and to do so in a way that helps to turn their initial plausible ideas into convincing arguments. This lively book, deliberately jargon-free and with a hands-on, pragmatic approach to research design, addresses the problems that research students face - or ignore, often at their peril - in the course of their first few years. Its central message is that research is a complex and iterative process in which researchers construct every relevant part of their project with one goal in mind: make a persuasive point. They define the question they ask and the debate they engage, construct their cases and data to answer that question, and write it up as an argument that brings out the strengths of their research design. It addresses such key issues as statistical versus configurational approaches, time in social science research, different types of case studies and comparative research, and a critical approach to data. The Appendix gives tips on presenting and discussing papers, and on crafting research proposals.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199570782
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

Cartoon Guide to Statistics
Added to basket
InterViews
Added to basket
£45.99
Paperback
Introducing Statistics
Added to basket
Doing Your Literature Review
Added to basket
Introduction to Social Research
Added to basket
A Student's Guide to Methodology
Added to basket
Constructing Grounded Theory
Added to basket
Qualitative Research Practice
Added to basket
PhD
Added to basket
PhD
£19.99
Paperback
Eurobarometer
Added to basket
£199.99
Hardback
The Foundations of Social Research
Added to basket
Risk
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.