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Research Interview

Research Interview Author Bill Gillham
ISBN-10 082644797X
Release 2000-09-13
Pages 96
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The Research Interview acts as an aid to students and professionals who aim to achieve high standards of research, either when training in research methods is unavailable or when practical guidance is needed.This book provides a comprehensive knowledge of the basic techniques of interviewing as well as lessons in controlling an interview schedule, using the techniques of questioning prompting and probing and analyzing the contents of interviews.



Real World Research

Real World Research Author Colin Robson
ISBN-10 063121304X
Release 2002-03-20
Pages 624
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This successful text on carrying out research in 'real world' situations has been thoroughly revised and updated in order to make it as useful as possible to teachers and students from a range of behavioral and social science disciplines. Includes new examples from applied psychology, applied social science, health studies, social work and education. Provides more coverage of qualitative methods. Pedagogical material has been updated to include a glossary and detailed cross-referencing across chapters. Bases the quantitative analysis section around version 10 of SPSS and the section on qualitative analysis around the NUD*IST software. Situates material more clearly within theoretical conceptualizations of the nature of social science research, pointing to the advantages of a critical realist approach. For sample chapters please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/robson



Real World Research

Real World Research Author Colin Robson
ISBN-10 9781118745236
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 560
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Revised edition of Real world research, 2011.



Research Interviewing

Research Interviewing Author Bill Gillham
ISBN-10 9780335225132
Release 2005-08-01
Pages 173
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Discussing what research interviewing is, what techniques are used, and how interview data is analysed and written up, this work covers distance and face-to-face interviewing, from the un-structured and naturalistic to the highly structured, focused and time-efficient.



Real world Research

Real world Research Author Rai Peterson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110112047
Release 2000
Pages 358
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This comprehensive guide emphasizes the cultural value of research and displays a real-world emphasis by showing the important role that research plays in different industries and careers. While the text thoroughly covers traditional research methods, it pays special attention to using interviews, ethnographies, government agencies, the telephone, and the Internet as research tools. Five sample student papers illustrate different approaches to topic selection, research sources, and organization, and provide students with examples of five documentation formats—MLA, APA, CMS, and two versions of CBE.



Doing Research in the Real World

Doing Research in the Real World Author David E Gray
ISBN-10 9781446297520
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 752
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Available with free access to the interactive eBook* for 12 months when you buy the paperback version (ISBN 9781446295311 only), this is the companion for any student undertaking a research project. Click on the icons in the margins of the eBook to access a wealth of resources including: Video Content Chapter introductions and top tips from the author along with tried and tested open access videos on YouTube introduce you to key chapter contents Datasets Play around with real data in SPSS and put your statistics knowledge into practice Weblinks Direct you to real world examples to broaden your knowledge Checklists Guide you through a specific research process such as running a focus group or conducting an interview Further Reading Link you to a range of resources to deepen your understanding of a topic However you access the content the Third Edition guides you smoothly through the research process from start to finish setting out the skills needed to design and conduct effective research and introduces the reader to the reality of conducting research in the real world. It gives practical advice on how best to select appropriate projects, design strategies, sources and methods and provides the tools needed to collect, analyze and present data. Applicable to any discipline and firmly rooted in the practicalities of research there are new and exciting chapters on: - Using SPSS for quantitative data analysis - Sampling strategies in quantitative and qualitative research - Approaches to secondary analysis - Using focus groups - Ethnography and participant observation (*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook) Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.



Interviews in Qualitative Research

Interviews in Qualitative Research Author Nigel King
ISBN-10 9781412912570
Release 2010-02-25
Pages 248
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Interviewing is used very widely in qualitative research, and takes many different forms. The qualitative interview is also a method that is constantly evolving, in response both to theoretical and technological developments. King and Horrocks present a clear and thorough guide to the use of interviews in contemporary qualitative research. Writing in an accessible style, with many practical examples, the authors explore: - The key debates in the philosophy and theory underlying interview methods - How to design and carry out interviews - The special requirements of group and remote (telephone and online) interviewing - The central issues of reflexivity and ethics. The book also features a chapter which introduces the principles and practice of the thematic analysis of interview data, and the book concludes with a detailed consideration of the use of interviews in two major qualitative research traditions: phenomenological and narrative approaches. Interviews in Qualitative Research is a must-have text for students and researchers planning to use interview methods for themselves. It is aimed at a broad range of disciplines with examples drawn from across the social, educational and health sciences.



Interviewing Children and Young People for Research

Interviewing Children and Young People for Research Author Michelle O'Reilly
ISBN-10 9781473994393
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 240
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This book provides a practical, pedagogical perspective on conducting qualitative interviews with children and young people. From designing and choosing the type of interview through to planning, structuring, conducting, and analysing them this book is a complete toolkit. Drawing upon real-world examples and researchers' anecdotes, the authors combine both theoretical background and practical advice to introduce common issues and procedures and to help you undertake your own interviews in the field. Key topics include how to: Choose which interview style meets your and your participants’ needs Maintain a safe and ethically sound research environment Incorporate participatory methods into formal interview settings Encourage participation and capture the voice of interviewees Utilise digital tools, software and methods to collect and analyse data This clear, articulate book is an essential companion for anyone interviewing children and young people.



Developing a Questionnaire

Developing a Questionnaire Author Bill Gillham
ISBN-10 9781441154866
Release 2008-01-10
Pages 124
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Developing a Questionnaire: 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to the successful design and implementation of questionnaires as a research method. It covers: how, why and when to use questionnaires how to analyse data how to present results how to relate questionnaires to other forms of research. This second edition contains new chapters on the use of questionnaires in surveys, face-to-face questionnaires and telephone interviews.



What is Qualitative Interviewing

What is Qualitative Interviewing Author Rosalind Edwards
ISBN-10 9781849668026
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 128
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What is Qualitative Interviewing? is an accessible and comprehensive 'what is' and 'how to' methods book. It is distinctive in emphasising the importance of good practice in understanding and undertaking qualitative interviews within the framework of a clear philosophical position. Rosalind Edwards and Janet Holland provide clear and succinct explanations of a range of philosophies and theories of how to know about the social world, and a thorough discussion of how to go about researching it using interviews. A series of short chapters explain and illustrate a range of interview types and practices. Drawing on their own and colleagues' experiences Holland and Edwards provide real research examples as informative illustrations of qualitative interviewing in practice, and the use of a range of creative interview tools. They discuss the use of new technologies as well as tackling enduring issues around asking and listening and power dynamics in research. Written in a clear and accessible style the book concludes with a useful annotated bibliography of key texts and journals in the field. What is Qualitative Interviewing? provides a vital resource for both new and experienced social science researchers across a range of disciplines.



Doing Real World Research in Sports Studies

Doing Real World Research in Sports Studies Author Andy Smith
ISBN-10 9781136464966
Release 2013-10-23
Pages 256
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Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining how they actually carried out their real life research projects, highlighting the practical day-to-day problems, false starts and setbacks that are a normal part of the research process. This book focuses on ten pieces of research that have made a distinctive and valuable contribution to the study of sport. For each one the author of that research explains how the project was conducted and the issues that they faced. In addition, each piece of research has a commentary from a leading sport scholar outlining why it is regarded as being an important contribution to the discipline of sport studies and how that research can inform studies being carried out today. Contributors to the book describe how in their own real life research projects, they initially conceptualized and defined their research projects secured funding and/or sponsorship from relevant bodies handled enforced changes to the research plans confronted/overcame obstacles presented by outside bodies managed inter-personal/emotional relationships in the research encounter managed possible threats to their personal safety or physical integrity managed good luck, bad luck and serendipitous findings dealt with favourable and hostile media reaction to research findings. Doing Real World Research in Sport Studies enables students and researchers to develop a more realistic understanding of what the research process actually involves. It charts the development of key research projects in sport and should be essential reading for any sport research methods course.



The Research Interview

The Research Interview Author S. Mann
ISBN-10 9781137353368
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 325
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Research and Qualitative Interviews brings into focus the decisions that the interviewer faces by taking a data-led approach in order to open up choices and decisions in the process of planning for, managing, analysing and representing interviews. The chapters concentrate on the real-time, moment-by-moment nature of interview management and interaction. A key feature of the book is the inclusion of reflexive vignettes that foreground the voices and experience of qualitative researchers (both novices and more expert practitioners). The vignettes demonstrate the importance of reflecting on and learning from interactional experience. In addition, the book provides an overview of different types of interviews, commenting on the orientation and make-up of each type. Overall, this book encourages reflective thinking about the use of research interviews. It distinguishes between reflection, reflective practice and reflexivity. All the chapters focus on recurring choices, dilemmas and puzzles; offering advice in opening out and engaging with these aspects of the research interview.



Research Methods for Forensic Psychologists

Research Methods for Forensic Psychologists Author Sarah Brown
ISBN-10 9781317909019
Release 2015-06-26
Pages 302
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Research Methods for Forensic Psychologists is an accessible and comprehensive textbook that introduces students to the research process in forensic psychology. Adopting a problem-based learning approach, this book offers a ‘how-to’ guide to the whole research process and empowers readers to develop their own programme of research, from initial vague ideas, to developing a research question, to carrying out a methodologically rigorous research project, to disseminating the findings. The text is centred on five case studies, sufficiently different in nature to address the most common research methodologies. Each case study is linked with a specific research question that will be used to illustrate the research process throughout the rest of the book. Topics covered in the book include: Design and Planning, including a literature search, a discussion of different sorts of data, practical and feasibility issues, research ethics and developing a research proposal. Conducting research, including the submission of ethics proposals and responding to feedback, collecting data and dealing with the problems and challenges of analysing data. Dissemination of findings, an overview of the different types of papers, with examples listed and other methods of disseminating findings discussed, such as conference presentations and the use of social media. Throughout, issues of common difficulty or confusion are highlighted and activities are provided for readers to consider and apply the information discussed further. Additional reading sections and summaries are also provided at the end of each chapter. This book is essential reading for advanced students in Forensic Psychology, as well as trainees and practitioners within relevant forensic psychology organisations.



Handbook of Survey Research

Handbook of Survey Research Author Peter H. Rossi
ISBN-10 9781483276304
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 774
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Handbook of Survey Research provides an introduction to the theory and practice of sample survey research. It addresses both the student who desires to master these topics and the practicing survey researcher who needs a source that codifies, rationalizes, and presents existing theory and practice. The handbook can be organized into three major parts. Part 1 sets forth the basic theoretical issues involved in sampling, measurement, and management of survey organizations. Part 2 deals mainly with ""hands-on,"" how-to-do-it issues: how to draw theoretically acceptable samples, how to write questionnaires, how to combine responses into appropriate scales and indices, how to avoid response effects and measurement errors, how actually to go about gathering survey data, how to avoid missing data (and what to do when you cannot), and other topics of a similar nature. Part 3 considers the analysis of survey data, with separate chapters for each of the three major multivariate analysis modes and one chapter on the uses of surveys in monitoring overtime trends. This handbook will be valuable both to advanced students and to practicing survey researchers seeking a detailed guide to the major issues in the design and analysis of sample surveys and to current state of the art practices in sample surveys.



Case Study Research Methods

Case Study Research Methods Author Bill Gillham
ISBN-10 9781441159069
Release 2010-07-15
Pages 114
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More people than ever are using case studies in research, yet there is very little guidance on how to construct case studies effectively. Drawing on his vast experience of teaching and mentoring researchers, Bill Gillham here provides a comprehensive guide to this popular method of research.Using real-life examples throughout, Case Study Research Methods guides the reader through all the stages of a case study, from initial design to the processing and writing up of findings. Especially detailed guidance offered on observation techniques, using documentary and electronic sources and physical artifacts, conducting interviews and analyzing and writing up case-study data.



Cases in Online Interview Research

Cases in Online Interview Research Author Janet Salmons
ISBN-10 9781452276472
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 400
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In an era of constrained research budgets, online interviewing opens up immense possibilities: a researcher can literally conduct a global study without ever leaving home. But more than a decade after these technologies started to become available, there are still few studies on how to utilize online interviews in research. This book provides 10 cases of research conducted using online interviews, with data collected through text-based, videoconferencing, multichannel meetings, and immersive 3-D environments. Each case is followed by two commentaries: one from another expert contributor, the second from Janet Salmons, as editor.



Research in Organisations And Communities

Research in Organisations And Communities Author Carole Kayrooz
ISBN-10 1741154588
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 384
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An excellent overview of the processes and practices involved in undertaking research in community and organisational settings, suitable for both novice researchers and those with more experience.' Malcolm Tight, Professor of Higher Education, University of Warwick Here is a book whose tales from the real world cast a new light on the nature of research. Using case studies Kayrooz and Trevitt navigate between what is theoretically desirable and practically possible for those who work under the familiar constraints of poor funding and tight deadlines.' Francesca Beddie, Executive Director, Adult Learning Australia Research in Organisations and Communities is for the novice researcher who needs to become a seasoned professional overnight. Taking a practical, problem-based approach, the authors systematically explain the steps of the research process in workplace, government, institutional and community settings. Authentic case studies are used to demonstrate the main principles and methods of applied research. Through these six very different research projects, the authors show how context, research purpose, design and method are intertwined. The warts and all' accounts illustrate the inevitable challenges, compromises and tensions of real-life research. Written in a user-friendly style, Research in Organisations and Communities equips researchers to systematically analyse situations, customize research projects to specific contexts, and to monitor and evaluate research projects, programs and interventions. It is the ideal introduction to applied social research.