How to Research (Open Up Study Skills) by Loraine Blaxter, Christina Hughes, Malcolm Tight

By Loraine Blaxter, Christina Hughes, Malcolm Tight

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  • extra designated details at the use of diaries, net ethnographies and visible equipment
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Your supervisor or department may also have their own preferences or specialisms. You should check on all of these by: • talking to your supervisor, their colleagues or other researchers in the area; • looking at other examples of recent research projects carried out in your subject area; • looking at the research literature for your subject area (books, journals and reports). Previous examples of research projects Whatever subject you are studying, there are likely to be previous examples of similarly sized research projects on similar kinds of topic to which you can get access.

These relationships hold throughout the length of the jam roly-poly, suggesting a thematic approach to research, running from beginning to end. And the image allows for different conceptualizations: there could be different proportions of jam and roly-poly, different flavours of jam and different colourings used. Sketching a research outline or project proposal Another technique which should help you to focus your research ideas is to try to sketch out a proposal or outline of your research project and plans.

These are: 1 2 3 4 5 What is the nature of the phenomena, or entities, or social ‘reality’ that you wish to investigate? For example, are you interested in social actors or behaviours, in feelings, in memories, in policy, in organizational practices? What might represent knowledge or evidence of the entities or social ‘reality’ that you wish to investigate? For example, what would count as evidence of organizational practices? What topic or broad substantive area is the research concerned with?

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