Real World Research provides a clear route-map ofthe various steps needed to carry out a piece of applied researchto a high professional standard. It is accessible to thosewithout a social science background while providing rigorous andfully up-to-date coverage of contemporary issues and debates. It brings together materials and approaches from different socialscience disciplines, seeing value in both quantitative andqualitative approaches, as well as their combination inmixed-method designs.
Updated throughout, the third edition includes: * A brand new chapter on multi-strategy designs * Increased coverage of ethical issues * A chapter on writing a project proposal * Discussion of internet-based research - both as a research tooland as a subject for research * Coverage of evidence-based approaches - seeking to present abalanced assessment of their value
Colin Robson's bestselling textbook is essential reading formany higher education courses, at both undergraduate, taughtpostgraduate and doctoral level, as well as practitioners andothers carrying out a research project as part of their job. A very extensive website, which is closely keyed in to the text,provides additional resources including copious examples ofresearch and further discussion of research issues, links to otheruseful resources and selected journal articles, annotated lists offurther reading and an extensive set of PowerPoint slides.