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The Foundations of Research

Palgrave Study Skills

By (author) Jonathan Grix
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Imprint: Palgrave
Published: 7th May 2010
Dimensions: w 133mm h 215mm d 8mm
Weight: 275g
ISBN-10: 0230248977
ISBN-13: 9780230248977
Barcode No: 9780230248977
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.

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'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