Praise for the first edition: "an immensely useful resource." - "Nursing Times Research". "...As a graduate research student, I have come across a number of books claiming to inform the reader 'how to research', and have become sceptical...This book challenges that sceptism and is to be warmly welcomed." - "Research Policy and Planning". "...an excellent choice for any student about to start a research project for the first time." - "British Journal of Educational Technology". "How to Research 2nd Edition" is about the practice and experience of doing research in the social sciences as well as in related subjects such as education, business studies and health and social care. It is aimed at those, particularly the less experienced, who are involved in small-scale research projects at college or at work. The book is written in an original, accessible and jargon free style using a variety of different forms of presentation to support the researcher. "How to Research 2nd Edition" offers: a series of useful exercises to help progress research thinking; a wide range of examples taken from a variety of subject areas; extensive annotated bibliographies for further reading; and, practical hints for all stages of the research process. This new edition has been completely revised with up-to-date bibliographies and has new sections on choosing the appropriate method; internet research; and searching the internet. It is an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate research methods courses in the social sciences and it is invaluable for anyone carrying out research as part of a workplace assignment.