Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

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SAGE Publications, Apr 5, 1999 - Reference - 276 pages
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This essential textbook is designed for anyone new to research and planning to undertake a research project. The book is organized around eight operational steps that constitute the research process: formulating a research problem; conceptualizing a research design; constructing an instrument for data collection; selecting a sample; writing a research proposal; collecting data; processing data; and writing a research report.Research Methodology: - is highly practical, with material organized in a logical progression directly related to the practicalities of research;- is easy to understand, with difficult procedures explained in a step-by-step manner;- contains sets of exercises to accompany each operational step to reinforce concepts and to help develop a research proposal.Ranjit Kumar has drawn on 20 years of teaching experience to demystify the research process and give students a helpful and informative guide.

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Dr Ranjit Kumar taught at Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia for 30 years. He is currently a freelance research and evaluation consultant in Western Australia.

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