In this inspiring and engaging book, readers are presented with the key principles and practices of small-scale research. In addition, the book provides a peerless introduction to the key features involved in the process of research design and practice. Written in a clear, accessible way and drawing on exciting up-to-date examples, this book makes for a crucial companion on the way to research excellence.
Based on Layder's solid background as a researcher, supervisor and teacher, Doing Excellent Small-Scale Research:
- Leads the researcher through the actual process of doing a research project from start to finish
- Offers a comprehensive outline of general areas and issues such as preparation and planning, developing research questions, interviewing and sampling
- Reflects upon research as a social and human process
- Provides systematic guidelines and advice above and beyond technical essentials.
This book will be invaluable to both students and researchers interested in social interaction - informing, guiding and inspiring them towards excellent small-scale research.