"...an immensely useful resource." - Nursing Times Research "As a graduate research student, I have come across a number of books claiming to inform the reader 'how to research', and have become sceptical...This book challenges that scepticism and is to be warmly welcomed." - Research Policy and Planning." "...an excellent choice for any student about to start a research project for the first time." - British Journal of Educational Technology --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“…an excellent resource and reference tool for anybody undertaking social research. It provides practical advice on how to choose the most appropriate method for the research being undertaken and offers valuable advice and direction in negotiating various issues…It is written in an accessible format…to encourage the reader to consider the research process from a practical and personal viewpoint…This second edition of the book includes new and up-to-date material and touches on areas often neglected in mainstream research books. These include techniques such as action research; and key issues such as time management and choosing a research supervisor. The book addresses the ‘writing-up’ process in some detail and covers a number of fundamental issues often ignored by more experienced researchers, such as grammar, referencing, spelling and use of tables and graphs…Not only is it an excellent starting point for new researchers and students, but undoubtedly the more experienced researcher will also find it valuable. Furthermore, those involved in teaching research methods or supervising research students would find this is a useful source of information, exercises and ideas.” – Social Research News (Social Research News )
Learn Techniques to Find the Information You Need
This revised third edition delivers invaluable guidance on how to collect data, write proposals, and make presentations. Offering you step-by-step techniques for the most efficient and focused research in school or work projects, How to Research includes hands-on exercises that build up skills and strengthen research techniques useful for any project, in any field.
About the Author
Lorraine Blaxter is based at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, where she lectures at the School of Health and Human Studies.
Christina Hughes is a senior lecturer in the University of Warwick's sociology department.
Malcolm Tight is based at the Department of Educational Research at Lancashire University, United Kingdom.