'This is one of the most clearly written and engaging books for the beginning researcher I have encountered. It is a practical, no-nonsense and encouraging book as well.' - Elizabeth Watson, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Australia
'This is an excellent book which will capture the enthusiasm and interest of the students it is aimed at.' - Professor David Shemmings, Middlesex University, UK
'...anyone carrying out research for a project... and turning the results of that research into a report would benefit from this guide.' - Oxfam Development Resource Review 'The book is readable and accessible; paragraphs of information are interspersed with examples from students' projects and warnings of pitfalls...Doing a successful research project takes the reader through all aspects of research. The emphasis is on rigour, but the author is cheerfuly emphatic about keeping life simple.' Sara Perren, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
From the Back Cover
Carrying out a research project is a daunting task. It presents
you with deadline anxieties, unfamiliar language and practical dilemmas.
This book is a straighforwarard guide that will help you manage your
research project successfully.
Doing a Successful Research Project:
- offers all the guidance, support and advice you need when tackling a
research project for the first time; like having a tutor permanently at
- takes you through the entire research process from planning, through
desuign and implementation, to completion and write-up.
- provides realistic and balanced advice at every stage of teh process,
enabling you to makr sound decisions with confidence.
- includes extensive real-life examples of good and bad reserach practice,
demonstrating the best way to succeed.
Clear and easy-to-use, this non-nonsense textbook will prove indispensable
as you learn about research methods and embark on your firstresearch
to speak to the author himself and access further handy hints and