A friendly introduction to key elements of the research process, this book covers many approaches to research and includes topics not covered in similar texts. Examples give application to the concepts addressed. Easy access to sections most useful for particular projects and references to further reading and published research consolidate particular points.
Brilliant examples that bring the different research methods to life. The text is easy to read, the focus boxes are helpful for students and staff alike. The students are just half-way through the research methods unit and have given resoundingly positive feedback. They are all expected to do a research project for their dissertation collecting real data and they find these examples set in the context of why the study was designed in that way very helpful.
A very useful manual for my students at the sports faculty in Lille, France. Easily understandable approach for an introductory course in research methodology.