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The Foundations of Research

Jonathan Grix

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Palgrave Macmillan
07 May 2010
Philosophy; Social research & statistics
The fully revised second edition of this popular text provides an accessible introduction to the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete research-based assignments. It first explores the language and nature of research, before developing readers' understanding of different research methods and the role of theory in research. Chapters are complemented by examples, boxed summaries of key ideas and suggestions for further reading.

This text will be an essential resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates of all disciplines.
By:   Jonathan Grix
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd ed. 2010
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   268g
ISBN:   9780230248977
ISBN 10:   0230248977
Series:   Macmillan Study Skills
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   07 May 2010
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Replaced By:   9781137608383
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JONATHAN GRIX is Senior Lecturer in Political Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Information Skills: Finding and Using the Right Resources (with Gerald Watkins) and Demystifying Postgraduate Research. From MA to PhD.

Reviews for The Foundations of Research

'The welcome second edition of this well received book provides a clear and practical guide to the tools and terminology of research which will be invaluable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.' - Professor Wyn Grant, Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

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