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DOING YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT An invaluable resource for anyone carrying out a research project.We all learn to do research by actually doing it, but a great deal of time and effort can be wasted and goodwill lost by inadequate preparation. This book provides first-time researchers with the tools they need to establish good research habits and avoid some of the pitfalls and time-wasting false trails. It takes researchers from the stage of choosing a topic through to the production of a well-planned, methodologically sound, and well-written final report or thesis. It is written in plain English and makes no assumptions about previous knowledge.This new edition of Doing your Research Project includes:• New chapters on Ethics and Integrity in Research; Reading, Referencing and the Management of Information; and m Literature Searching • Coverage of additional techniques such as grounded theory and electronic referencing m • Completely updated coverage of documentary evidence • More examples from health studies and other disciplinesThis book is a guide to good practice for beginner researchers in any discipline embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study, and for professionals in fields such as social science, education and health.Judith Bell has worked as a university lecturer, head of department and vice principal in colleges of further education; senior counsellor and course team writer for the Open University; and as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools specializing in continuing education. In 1997 she was awarded the MBE for services to educational research and in the same year was awarded the degree of D.Univ by the Open University. She now holds the honorary post of Special Professor in the School of Continuing Education at the University of Nottingham.Cover illustration: Chris Maddon Cover design: Kate Prentice SBN 0-335-21504-1 9 780335 215041Doing your Research Project Judith Bell OVER 200,000 COPIES SOLDDoing your Research ProjectA guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social science4TH EDITION Judith Bell


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