Doing Academic Research: A Practical Guide to Research Methods and Analysis

1st Edition

Ted Gournelos, Joshua R. Hammonds, Maridath A. Wilson

Routledge
June 21, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 160 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367207939 - CAT# K419111

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Summary

Doing Academic Research is a concise, accessible, and tightly organized overview of the research process in the humanities, social sciences, and business. Conducting effective scholarly research can seem like a frustrating, confusing, and unpleasant experience. Early researchers often have inconsistent knowledge and experience, and can become overwhelmed — reducing their ability to produce high quality work.

Rather than a book about research, this is a practical guide to doing research, and guides budding researchers along the process of developing an effective workflow, where to go for help, and how to actually complete the project. It addresses diversity in abilities, interest, discipline, and ways of knowing by focusing not just on the process of conducting any one method in detail, but also the ways in which someone might choose a research method and conduct it successfully. Finally, it emphasizes accessibility and approachability through real-world examples, key insights, tips, and tricks from active researchers.

This is book is a highly useful addition to both content area courses and research methods courses, as well as a practical guide for graduate students and independent researchers interested in publishing.

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