Why you’re always part of the research process even when you think you’re not
|Publication Date||March 2016|
An indispensable guide to conducting research in the social sciences
Looking beyond the traditional boundaries of quantitative and qualitative research, this is an illuminating and accessible guide to thinking about the role of the researcher – who they are, what they do, and how they shape their own practice. Written by an expert with many years' experience of teaching and research, it will help both novice and expert readers to assess and affect their own impact on their methodology and findings.
• Includes examples of classic and contemporary research, drawn from a broad range of disciplines and real-life settings
• Contains interviews with experienced researchers who provide reflections, ideas and suggestions based on their own experiences and practices
• Provides practical hints and tips, reflective questions and further reading sections that will equip readers with the skills and confidence to think deeply about their own research
Suitable for students and early-career researchers working across the social and behavioural sciences, this book will be an essential reference for anybody who wishes to reflect on and develop their research skills.