Some will be able to use this book - a useful resource.
This is a really good resource for our students, many of whom have used it in their assignment work already. We have access to it as an e-book so it is strongly recommended for students to read (we don't usually have essential reading at this level, so strongly recommended reflects the good standard of the book in content and the way it is presented.) We are keeping it in the reading list for future runs of the module (annual) and have also recommended it in other similar modules.
I find the practitioners' guide approach as an effective way to communicate research methods to my students who come from government and civil society. They are usually intimidated by the usual Research Method textbooks. The language of this text is very friendly to non-academics. Hopefully, my students no longer "fear" research after reading this book.
I found this a really user friendly manual suitable for all abilities and research experience.
Clear, comprehensive & well written. I intend to recommend this text to the incoming Masters in Development Practice cohort as a valuable guide to research design and practice.
Very useful text for students studying organisational evaluation as part of their MA in S0cial Work research module
A very useful book - practical as its title suggests and more accessible than many - which I now recommend to candidates on my course at Metanoia. It is especially good to see a book that deals with both some general issues in research and develops a focus particularly on evaluation while representing both qualitative and quantitative methods.
This is a good text suitable for introducing practitioners to research.
An excellent guidebook- to be used as recommended /supplemental reading for our course.
Some chapters were better than others. I would use chapters of the book rather than to recommend the book itself
This is a useful and accessible introductory text clearly presented for novice researchers.
I believe it is relevant to undergraduate or masters students whose final projects involve a practitioner stance.
It is also a good starting point or supporting reference text for those embarking on professional doctorate programmes for whom formal research is a new concept.
I found this book an excellent Research and Evaluation book. I will be adding this to my recommended reading list.
A useful reference for students adopting a qualitative approach to data collection
Practical Research and Evaluation provides a practical addition to the theoretical understanding of research processes and practices. In the field of Child and Family Studies, students are able to have a very basic understanding of the practical applications of their interventions.
A helpful book for practitioners and students doing practice based dissertations. Clearly laid out and accessibly written, this book contains chapters on all the key elements of the process. I would have expected a little more on reflexivity given the nature of the topic - only one reference in the index. There is a useful introduction to action research which explains the concept well. Concise introduction to literature review is also useful particulalry for those who have little experience in this area. Excellent glossary.
A very useful aid to the reseach module at level 6. Students have already seen it and found it an accessible text
A comprehensive guide for students embarking on their first research study.
An easy to read book thankfully missing the usual jargon that confuses beginners. Very suitable for undergraduates approaching their dissertation, or for more mature students returning after some time to study for Advanced Practice modules in health care.
Well referenced, which alone would help most students. The worked examples are easy to follow and useful.
This is a good all round introudction for students studying research at degree level and therefore relevant for the course I run. It offere practical advice and is easy to navigate.
This book is a useful resource for postgraduate students at the dissertation stage of their course.
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