- ISBN 9781403998156 / 1403998159
- Title Developing Research Questions: A Guide for Students, Researchers and Practitioners
- Author Patrick White
- Category Social Research & Statistics
- Format Paperback
- Year 2009
- Pages 160
- Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
- Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
- Language English
- Dimensions 152mm x 8mm x 217mm
A guide to generating, formulating and refining research questions, this book takes the reader through the processes involved in developing 'researchable' questions, from initial ideas or broad topics. Common problems and mistakes are identified and the links between research questions and research design are discussed.
A Guide for Social Scientists.
'White's book is truly in another league: its depth and usefulness make it one of the most useful books about research I have ever seen.' - Olivier Ratle, Lecturer in Organization Studies, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK This book offers a concise and practical engagement of how one develops research questions, and more importantly, how those questions are related to ideas, theories, hypotheses, methods, results and conclusions. It deconstructs the research process to highlight how questions influence the steps involved in planning and carrying out social science research projects.' - Howard Ramos, Dalhousie University in the Canadian Journal of Sociology. 'Presents a very practical, 'can-do' approach to social science research' - Geoffrey Walford, University of Oxford in the British Educational Research Journal.
PATRICK WHITE is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester, UK. He is experienced in the teaching of research methods and techniques throughout undergraduate level and has published widely on teaching and research in education.