Exploring 100 key questions (and answers) on the nature and practice of qualitative inquiry, this unique book addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.
"This book is built on the premise that anyone can learn to use the R software. The authors emphasize using R to do useful things like writing papers and reports, creating graphs, and conducting simple data analysis. After a first chapter on installing the software and project setup, the second chapter shows how to write an essay using R Markdown, rewarding readers with an immediate tangible result, and taking the fear out of working with a new software. Student-friendly language and examples (e.g. binge-watched shows on Netflix, top 5 songs on Spotify), cumulative learning and repetition across chapters, and practice exercises make this a must-have guide for a variety of courses where data is used and reports need to be written (including, but not limited to intro statistics and research methods). Code and datasets used to carry out the examples in the book are available on an accompanying website"-- Provided by publisher.
provides readers with clear, practical, and specific instructions for conducting qualitative research in the field. In the expanded Third Edition, Carol A. Bailey gives increased attention to the early and last stages of field research, often the most difficult: selecting a topic, deciding upon the purpose of your research, and writing the final paper, all in her signature reader-friendly writing style.
"Guide for students in any discipline, the original volume of the bestselling Making Sense series offers a comprehensive overview of the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering issues such as how to conduct academic research, how to write essays, and how to document sources."--Publisher website.
Writing as a partnered enterprise -- Writing milestones and crunch points -- The parallel processes of research doing and research writing -- Writing and thinking as partner processes -- Reading and writing as joint functions -- Bringing your writing and the literature together harmoniously -- How to coach yourself through thesis writing -- How to stop writing your thesis -- Finishing your thesis with the viva in mind and finding a life thereafter
Get simple, specific guidance on writing a research paper with WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER: A HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. With its easy-to-digest steps that demystify the writing process, this accessible handbook gives you the tools you need to work independently to create well-constructed research papers-throughout your college career and beyond. Within the text, you'll discover comprehensive, up-to-date information conveyed in a calm and reassuring manner that encourages you to turn to any section of the text at any time for immediate, expert assistance. Each self-contained section is as brief as possible so you won't need to wade through extraneous material-and can be effectively used in any order, depending on your needs.
"This primer explains how to write clear, compelling, well-organized research papers. From picking a promising topic, to finding and digesting the pertinent literature, to developing a thesis, to outlining and presenting ideas, to editing for clarity and concision--each step is broken down and illustrated with examples. In addition, a bonus chapter discusses how to combat procrastination. You will learn that the best writing is done in chunks over long periods of time and that writing is a skill that improves with practice. By following the advice in this book, you can not only get through dreaded writing assignments, but also become a more proficient writer. This book is part of APA's Concise Guides to Conducting Behavioral, Health, and Social Science Research series. Aimed at undergraduate students in research methods courses or others with a lab or research project, each book describes a key stage in the research process. Collectively, these books provide a solid grounding in research from start to finish"--Back cover.