Understanding the Research Process
SAGE Study Skills Series
Educational Research Methods | PGCEs & MEds | Research Methods (General)
The author explores the ways in which research terminology is used, and shows students
- how to use specialist research terminology appropriately
- how to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate uses of research terminology
- how to understand the meaning of research terms
- how to disseminate research in a style which is clear and easily understood
The book is for final year undergraduates and masters students in humanities, education and social science subjects.
Paul Oliver is a widely-published author in the fields of education, philosophy and religious studies. He is currently principal lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Development, at the University of Huddersfield.
The text is clear and supports students at the beginning of their research journey with planning the design and recapping on their studies from the foundation degree.
There was a reasonable match with (some of) the materail in a new course entitled : Research Organisation & Management being developed for new PG students.
I found this a nice easy book. It dealt with a number of areas students often struggle on.
This publication is essential for novices engaging in research. It explains the terminologies used in the research process, and summarises core points which is key for credible researchers.
Very user friendly text which allows students to gain an understanding of the initial concepts we discuss in classes. Have used the chapter on Research questions and aims as this appears to help students visualise what they are trying to achieve.
Easy to read- excellent text
I have adopted Dr. John Cresswell book: "Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches."
This is a straightforward and comprehensive read laid out in a logical order. The objectives and summary for each chapter are particularly useful, especially the 'terms used' box.
very useful and will adopt for my research module for social work students, like the language and format of the book.
This is a good introductory book which takes a thoughtful look at the research process. Particularly useful is the exploratory nature of the text that constantly questions the reader and emphasises the numerous perspectives that exist when considering the research process. The ‘Points to Consider’ and ‘Questions to Ask’ boxes remind one of the contentious nature of research. The advisory tone of the book enables the student to gain a broad appreciation of the research process. The ‘Terms used’ boxes also highlight important terminology, and the emboldened words throughout the text help the reader to identify definitions.