Managing Social Research: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

Roger Tarling

Published November 17, 2005
Reference - 192 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415355179 - CAT# RU55176
Series: Social Research Today


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An essential tool for those planning to undertake social research, this exceptional book tackles many of the specific concerns and issues that arise.  A well structured text, it offers a comprehensive introduction to a range of important areas in project management, including:

  • commissioning research
  • preparing a tender or grant application
  • risk and stakeholder analysis
  • managing the field work and data analysis
  • financial management
  • ethics, confidentiality and copyright.

This book provides a unique source of guidance for anyone seeking to commission, manage or carry out social research. It will especially benefit researchers working in a variety of different contexts, including those in academia, central or local government, 'quangos', public bodies or private consulting companies.

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