The third edition has been updated throughout and now includes:
- coverage of cutting edge online services as well as newly developed approaches to using online materials
- a new chapter on organising your research and internet research methods
- additional material on the use of social networks for research.
- illustrations, examples and short exercises to help you put what you learn into practice.
Internet Research Skills is an invaluable guide for undergraduate students carrying out research projects and for postgraduate students working on theses and dissertations.
Niall Ó Dochartaigh is a lecturer in political science and sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
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This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of Irish Politics, Society and History, British Politics, Peace and Conflict studies, Nationalism, and more broadly to European Politics.
Keeping the uniquely humorous and self-deprecating style that has made students across the world fall in love with Andy Field's books, Discovering Statistics Using R takes students on a journey of statistical discovery using R, a free, flexible and dynamically changing software tool for data analysis that is becoming increasingly popular across the social and behavioural sciences throughout the world.
The journey begins by explaining basic statistical and research concepts before a guided tour of the R software environment. Next you discover the importance of exploring and graphing data, before moving onto statistical tests that are the foundations of the rest of the book (for example correlation and regression). You will then stride confidently into intermediate level analyses such as ANOVA, before ending your journey with advanced techniques such as MANOVA and multilevel models. Although there is enough theory to help you gain the necessary conceptual understanding of what you're doing, the emphasis is on applying what you learn to playful and real-world examples that should make the experience more fun than you might expect.
Like its sister textbooks, Discovering Statistics Using R is written in an irreverent style and follows the same ground-breaking structure and pedagogical approach. The core material is augmented by a cast of characters to help the reader on their way, together with hundreds of examples, self-assessment tests to consolidate knowledge, and additional website material for those wanting to learn more.
Given this book's accessibility, fun spirit, and use of bizarre real-world research it should be essential for anyone wanting to learn about statistics using the freely-available R software.
Take heart. A research paper may seem daunting, but it's afar-from-impossible project to accomplish. Turning research intowriting is actually quite easy, as long as you follow a few proventechniques. And that's where Research Papers For Dummiessteps in to help. In this easy-to-understand guide, you find outhow to search for information using both traditional printedsources and the electronic treasure troves of the Internet. Youalso discover how to take all those bits of information, discardingthe irrelevant ones, and put them into a form that illustrates yourpoint with clarity and originality.
Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find in ResearchPapers For Dummies:Types of research papers, from business reports todissertationsThe basic ingredients of a paper: Introduction, body,conclusion, footnotes, and bibliographyNote-taking methods while doing researchAvoiding plagiarism and other research paper pitfallsDefining your thesis statement and choosing a structure foryour paperSupporting your argument and drawing an insightfulconclusionRevising and polishing your proseTop Ten lists on the best ways to begin your research onlineand in print
Research Papers For Dummies also includes an appendixthat's full of research paper ideas if you're stuck.
If you're tasked with writing a research paper, chances are youalready have a lot of demands on your time. You don't need anotherhuge pile of papers to read. This book can actually save you timein the long run, because it gives you the easiest, fastest, andmost successful methods for completing your paper.
In this book, Hammersley argues that, in large part, this reflects and is part of a wider problem: the gradual decline of a previously influential academic model of inquiry. This has occurred as a result of ideological challenges and the erosion of the institutional conditions that support academic work. He defends this model, spelling out the demands it places upon social scientists, and examining such issues as the proper role of methodology, the nature of objectivity, the false idea that social scientists should be intellectuals or social critics, the dialectic of academic discussion, the ethics of belief, and the limits of academic freedom. More broadly, he also questions the role of the social research within society and what it means to be a social scientist in the 21st century.
Hammersley's book is engagingly written and controversial. It tackles the major issues of contemporary social research methodology head on and is an essential read for anyone with an interest in this field.
The second edition includes:New examples from a range of social science disciplines, making this the perfect book no matter what course you're studying More on unobtrusive methods of data collection, such as documentary analysis More on internet research methods, mixed methods and visual methods A new section on using software in qualitative research A brand new companion website full of additional lecturer and student resources.