What are the essentials for undergraduates and postgraduates engaged in quantitative and qualitative research? How can the gap between formulating a research question and carrying out research be bridged? This accessible, well-judged text provides students with a matchless introduction to generic research skills. It is uncluttered, direct and unpatronizing. Key features of the book are:
- Clarification of key issues and problem solving guidance
- Demonstration of the importance of interplay between theory and research
- Realism in defining essential research issues and the problems that researchers encounter
It is not the case that "anyone can do social research," most research requires training. Here Malcolm Williams provides such training.... Helpful and often humorous' - "Roger Sapsford, University of Teesside "