Learning from Research: Getting More from Your Data

By Judith Bell; Clive Opie | Go to book overview
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CONTENTS
List of figures and tablesxiii
Acknowledgementsxv
Introduction1
Part 1 The descriptive study5
1.1Background to the study and critics of descriptive studies7
The topic8
Critics of descriptive studies9
1.2The preparation11
The sample and the timing11
The search for key issues12
The hypothesis13
1.3Moving on to data collection15
The first task and the value of pilot studies15
The questionnaire16
A hitch17
The finally approved questionnaire17
Question types and the selection of variables19

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