7. Kumar, R. (2005). Research methodology. Second edition. London: SAGE Publications.
Research Methodology’s step-by-step guide for beginners, second edition, is designed specifically for students with no previous experience or knowledge of research and research methodology.
This clear and concise text links theory with eight practical steps central to any research process. It focuses on developing research skills by providing practical examples from both qualitative and quantitative research for a balanced and comprehensive grounding in research methodology.
Some of the major research areas covered by the book are:
types of research formulating a research problem reviewing literature research and study designs methods of data collection types of validity the concept of sampling analysis of data
writing a research proposal ethical considerations concerning research participants writing a research report research methodology and practice evaluation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Ranjit Kumar lectured on research at Curtin University for 28 years. He has recently set up his own research consultancy and continues to teach Research Methods part-time at the University of Western Australia.