Many students assume that learning about research will be boring and tedious. They are usually right: learning about research can be boring and tedious. Fortunately, to enliven this topic and to prevent relentless boredom, this book introduces a series of techniques.
Research Skills: Analysing, Researching and Presenting is not simply a series of formal principles about research. Instead, each chapter begins with some flawed research, and then presents a set of procedures that need to be applied, with reference to a hypothetical study on income inequality and wellbeing. Scattered throughout each chapter are additional scientific discoveries that demonstrate important principles, enhance critical thinking, clarify the research process, and inspire the reader.
Research Skills: Analysing, Researching and Presenting will impart skills that are vital to many jobs and careers. After reading this book, you should be able to: clarify the questions and hypotheses you would like to explore; review the literature on this research topic; conduct interviews, focus groups, etc. to collect data; analyse both quantitative and qualitative data; recognise and refute alternative explanations; report the research; and write more persuasively, concisely, precisely, and engagingly.
Analysing, Researching and Presenting
About the book
Table of Contents
About the author; Preface; Chapter 1: Specifying a provisional topic and research question; Chapter 2: Completing a literature review; Chapter 3: Finalising your research questions and hypothesis; Chapter 4: Designing questions for participants; Chapter 5: Design methodology; Chapter 6: Implementing the research you designed; Chapter 7: Analysing the data you collected; Chapter 8: Interpreting the data; Chapter 9: Planning the report; Chapter 10: Writing and refining the draft; References; Index
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About the authors
Simon Moss (PhD Monash) is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia. Simon‘s primary research interest relates to the factors that promote honest, ethical, cooperative and dedicated behaviour in the workplace. Specifically, he is interested in the misconceptions of individuals that compromise well-being and performance.
Simon has published scientific papers in a broad range of disciplines, including creativity and problem solving, attention and concentration, facial expressions, psychological disorders, risk and safety, and stress management. He has also published a range of books and articles in the fields of leadership, personality, motivation, integrity, perception, attention, and stress.