Turning Ideas into Research
Theory, Design and Practice
- Barbara Fawcett - University of Birmingham, UK
- Rosalie Pockett - University of Sydney, Australia
Research - General Interest | Research Design | Research Methods
How do you turn a really good idea into a really good question, and how do you turn this into successful research?
Barbara Fawcett and Rosalie Pockett use their expertise as supervisors and researchers to provide you with the frameworks and the theoretical and practical guidance you need to design, carry out and communicate your research effectively. Using a range of examples that relate research to the real world, they demonstrate:
- how to develop research questions
- how to select appropriate theoretical frameworks
- how to integrate theoretical perspectives with empirical research
- how to gather and interpret data
- how to ensure that the research undertaken makes a difference.
The authors’ user-friendly approach emphasizes the importance of participation, collaboration and inclusivity, and examines worldviews and understandings of knowledge in order to enable greater critical reflection. Chapters provide guidance on achieving impact with your research, and feature reflective questions to enhance your engagement with the issues covered.
This text is the ideal companion as you set about transforming your ideas into robust research.
Great for supporting dissertations at undergraduate and masters level
This is a very good publication which enables students to develop their skills for research in education; providing clear examples of the process to explore new ways of thinking and to reflect on the experiences and information gathered through their chosen study.
This publication directs students into creating good research designs for their projects. Thus enabling the Fd students to be more informed with suitable methods of study.
This book is remarkably well presented for new researchers and those considering undertaking research projects. It reads very intuitively, and walks the reader carefully, comprehensively and confidently through the process of building credible research from a good idea. It is particularly appropriate for those embarking on professional doctorates, and is very practitioner-friendly.
Research methods and dissertations can be very daunting for students but this book provides a most helpful and accessible read. It is a book which also enables students and tutors to engage in some excellent discussion of ideas on research and nudge students forward in developing their research dissertation topics.
This is potentially a great resource for students. One of the major stumbing blocks for UG students is their ability to create / identify appropriate research ideas and subsequently design a suitable research strategy. This is one text that can support students on this journey.
I would recommend this book to anyone starting out in research .It outlines the main areas that need to be considered and offered helpful tips for developing ideas effectively.
This is a well written and appropriate book to both guide and support practitioners in developing research ideas into credible pieces of research. It addresses many key issues around ethics, research design and criticality.
A great how-to guide to get you started on your research journey.
While a good guide into conducting research its focus is too broad for a seminar that deals more with questions of methodology.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Turning Ideas into Research: Why do Research?