Pub. Date:
Macmillan Education UK
Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods / Edition 2

Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods / Edition 2

by Martin Davies, Nathan Hughes


Current price is , Original price is $34.99. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.


This straightforward, student-friendly guide contains all the practical advice for successfully undertaking a research project, leading students through all the stages of the research process. The second edition of this no-nonsense textbook supports students in conducting their own research projects, whatever discipline they are from. Describing processes, tools and strategies in a simple, succinct way, it supports the reader carefully through the planning and design stages, to implementation, analysis and completion.

Doing a Successful Research Project is suitable for an interdisciplinary audience all over the world. It is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking a research project or dissertation across the Social Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Education, Health and Business Studies. It can also be used as essential or complimentary reading on modules on Qualitative and Quantitative Research and Research Design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137306425
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/21/2014
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Martin Davies is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has extensive social science research experience, having held research posts in the Home Office, the National Health Service and the Universities of Manchester and East Anglia, where he supervised the research dissertations of more than 750 graduate and undergraduate students.

Nathan Hughes is Director of Education and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at the Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.

Table of Contents

PART 1 PLANNING YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT.- 1. So you’re going to do a research project.- 2. Let’s make a start.- 3. Preparing for a successful research project.- 4. The principles of sampling.- 5. Carrying out your survey.- 6. Questionnaires.- 7. The art and science of survey interviewing.- 8. Analysing your survey data.- 9. Testing for statistical significance: into more complex territory.- 10. A quantitative researcher’s briefing sheet.- PART 3 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH.- 11. Studying a small sample.- 12. Qualitative research interviewing.- 13. There is more to qualitative research than interviewing.- 14. Analysing qualitative data.- 15. A qualitative researcher’s briefing sheet.- PART 4 THE LAST LAP.- 16. Writing your report.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

This is an excellent guide for undergraduate students conducting research projects in the social sciences. It addresses many of the issues that students encounter and offers excellent practical advice. It is the best text on this topic I have seen.' – Patrick White, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leicester, UK

'I became really engaged with this text from the offset. The authors' straightforward approach belies significant depth and sophistication which is clearly underpinned by their own expert advice… I would highly recommend it.' Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Reader in Social Work, Middlesex University, UK

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews