Research Training for Social Scientists

Research Training for Social Scientists

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With indispensable advice for students from all social science backgrounds, this handbook provides the core conceptual and practical skills to embark on succesful research. The organization of the book reflects the knowledge that is required in order to become a competent and effective researcher. It follows the life-cycle of the research project: it begins with a discussion of ethical and philosphical issues; presents guides to both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; provides help on using computers in research; and includes advice on how to write up and present a research project. Based on the UK Economic and Social Research Council advice on the training which students should undertake in preparatA Handbook for Postgraduate Researchers Dawn Burton ... The number of words a thesis should contain is a point which has been much debated. ... Many social science departments in British universities use the ESRC guidelines as the standard for all theses. ... However, an example of a word count for a thesis might be: Introduction 3, 000 Literature review 10, 000 Methods 5, 000 Results 45, 000 (5 anbsp;...

Title:Research Training for Social Scientists
Author:Dawn Burton
Publisher:SAGE Publications Limited - 2000-05-02


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