The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project
- Zina O'Leary - The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Packed with pragmatic guidance for tackling research in the real world, this fourth edition:
- Offers support for diving into a project using digital data, with how-to guidance on conducting online and social media research
- Empowers you to confidently disseminate your work and present with impact
- Helps you map out your research journey and put a plan in place with decision trees in every chapter
- Challenges you to be reflective and critical about the research you consume and undertake
Zina O'Leary's detailed and down-to-earth approach gives you the research skills and momentum you need to successfully complete your research project.
The writing style is appropriate to all levels and is totally accessible to the students I teach. Overall, this is a very welcome book for research.
Very user-friendly and interactive – an easy read for my students.
I so enjoyed reading this book because I felt like Zina was in the room talking to me and I was her student. She clearly understands undertaking research from a student's perspective. She has obviously drawn on a rich and lengthy experience demonstrated by the relevant questions she poses throughout the book and her writing is so easily accessible and understandable, even the bits students often find tricky. All aspects the process are covered, from preliminary thinking to actually getting started to finally sharing your research with others. A book I will definitely include in our reading list for next year.
This a very useful and comprehensive book for students studying research methods and/or dissertations students.
Simple and easy to use for my MSc Students especially those that have never done a dissertation.
Really useful text, accurate, brief and clear direction for students and staff. I do not manage research but supervise researchers and this is an excellent framework for creating excellence in this essential discipline.
Great book for beginner researchers
Content is appropriate for intended student population
This book is very accessible for undergraduate students with lots of examples and templates alongside advice on how to develop their research skills.
This is an awesome account, taking the reader from first thoughts of becoming a researcher through to how best to disseminate the findings. All presented in a casual and reader friendly style, which I thoroughly recommend.