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How to Do Your Research Project
A Guide for Students

Fourth Edition
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December 2022 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Starting your research project can feel daunting, but this best-selling project guide has your back! 

Now in its fourth edition, the book provides easy to follow advice to navigate every step of your research project, from choosing your research question, deciding on your research design and methodology, collecting and analysing your data, and writing up your finished project. 

Presenting a clear and detailed roadmap to ensure you don’t miss a step, the book includes: 
• Case studies and real-life examples from a range of disciplines so you can learn from other researchers who have been in your shoes 
• DIY activities so you can practise your skills and get to grips with key concepts 
• Practical advice on how to organise your writing, develop your flow and build strong arguments
• Further guidance on assessing ethical risk, including examples of high, medium, and low risk projects

Written in Gary’s signature straightforward style, this book is an essential companion for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences. 
 


 

 
Your Introduction
 
Project Management, Ethics and Getting Clearance
 
The Literature Review, Part 1: Searching and Constructing
 
The Literature Review, Part 2: Sharpening Your Ideas
 
Methodology Part 1: Deciding on an Approach
 
Methodology Part 2: The Design Frame
 
Data Gathering
 
How to Analyse and Discuss the Information you Gather
 
Concluding and Writing up
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Additional advice on concluding, writing, and presenting research, using social media and digital methods, and understanding how to effectively work with supervisors
  • Supported by an interactive website featuring worksheets, videos, SAGE Journal articles, and more

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