Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers in Education, Health and Social Science


An invaluable tool for anyonecarrying out a research project

We all learn to do research by actually doing it,but a great deal of time and effort can be wastedand goodwill dissipated by inadequate preparation. This book provides beginner researcherswith the tools to do the job, to help them avoidsome of the pitfalls and time-wasting false trails,and to establish good research habits. It takesresearchers from the stage of choosing a topicthrough to the production of a well-planned,methodologically sound, and well-written finalreport or thesis on time. It is written in plainEnglish and makes no assumptions about previousknowledge.

This new edition of Doing Your ResearchProject includes:

  • Coverage of latest techniques such asgrounded theory
  • A new chapter on ethics
  • Increased examples from health studies
  • New referencing, library searching, andliterature review chapters
  • Completely updated references throughout

This book serves as a guide to good practice forbeginner researchers in any discipline embarkingon undergraduate or postgraduate study, andfor professionals in such fields as social science,education, and health.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Brendan Duffy
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Maidenhead, England
Publication year:
  • 2005
  • 4th


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