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1st Edition

Handbook for Research Students in the Social Sciences

ISBN 9781850009368
Published September 1, 1991 by Routledge
300 Pages

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Book Description

This book discusses how to undertake a research degree, study and research skills and strategic approaches to research. It is intended to help research students, working full- or part-time in the social sciences, to be as effective as possible in the pursuit of their degrees.

Table of Contents

Foreword Howard Newby -- Preface -- Notes on Contributors -- Chapter 1 Introduction /Graham Allan and Chris Skinner -- Part 1: The Nature of a Research Degree -- Chapter 2 Undertaking a Research Degree /Haydn Mathias and Tony Gale Chapter 3 Personal Views Students: -- 1) Nick Axford -- 2) Ann Buchanan -- 3) Stephanie Cadbury -- 4) Begona Arregui Supervisors -- 1) Jon Clark -- 2) Joan Orme -- Chapter 4 What are Examiners Looking For? /John H. Smith -- Part 2: Study Skills and the Management of Research -- Chapter 5 Organization and Management of Research Chris Colbourn Chapter 6 Using Libraries: Computer-based Methods Chris Parker -- Chapter 6 Using Libraries: Computer-based Methods /Chris Parker -- Chapter 7 Using Libraries: British Official Publications /Diana Marshallsay -- Chapter 8 Writing Skills / Peter Calvert -- Chapter 9 Presentation and Communication Skills /Haydn Mathias -- Chapter 10 Using Documentary Sources /Peter Calvert -- Chapter 11 Negotiating with Agencies /Jackie Powell and Robin Lovelock -- Chapter 12 Ethical Issues /Tony Rees -- Chapter 13 Equal Opportunities and Higher Degree Research /Joan Orme and Ian Forbes -- Part 3: Research Strategies in the Social Sciences -- Chapter 14 Introduction: Research Strategies and Decisions /Jon Clark and Gordon Causer -- Chapter 15 Qualitative Research /Graham Allan -- Chapter 16 Case Studies /Howard Rose -- Chapter 17 Qualitative Interviewing /Carol Jones -- Chapter 18 Quantitative Research /Chris Skinner -- Chapter 19 Survey Methods /Bryan Glastonbury and Jill MacKean -- Chapter 20 Secondary Analysis /Andy Hinde -- Chapter 21 Statistical Analysis /Tim Holt -- Index.

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