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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Foundations of Research

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9781352002003
Publication Date June 2018
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Research Skills

Provides an advanced and accessible overview of the fundamentals of undertaking research. It covers the tools, terminology and methods students need to know in order to engage in academic debates; complete long essays, dissertations and theses; and familiarise themselves with the roots of research.

Jonathan Grix is Professor in Sports Policy at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of Information Skills: Finding and Using the Right Resources (with Gerald Watkins).

1. The Nature of Research
2. The 'Nuts and Bolts' of Research
3. Getting Started in Research
4. The Building Blocks of Research
5. Introducing the Key Research Paradigms
6. The Types and Uses of Theory in Research
7. Introducing Research Methods
8. Academic Standards, Plagiarism and Ethics in Research
9. Conclusion: Summary of Key Points
Appendix 1: Stages of the Research Process
Appendix 2: Glossary of Research Terms


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