Obtaining research funding can be a long, laborious and stressful process. This book helps ease this process by providing practical advice, useful tips and information about funding databases and funding directories. Covering a wide variety of funding sources such as government, industry and charity, it is suitable for researchers in the UK, US, EU and further afield. Learn how to: · Find relevant sources of funding · Produce and justify your budget · Cost your project · Complete and submit your application form · Use ethical funding organizations · Avoid conflict of interest
A sourcebook of exercises, games, scenarios and role plays, this practical, user-friendly guide provides a complete and valuable resource for research methods tutors, teachers and lecturers. Developed to complement and enhance existing course materials, the 100 ready-to-use activities encourage innovative and engaging classroom practice in seven areas: finding and using sources of information planning a research project conducting research using and analyzing data disseminating results acting ethically developing deeper research skills. Each of the activities is divided into a section on tutor notes and student handouts. Tutor notes contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Important terms, related activities and further reading suggestions are also included. Not only does the A4 format make the student handouts easy to photocopy, they are also available to download and print directly from the book’s companion website for easy distribution in class.
The essential guide to picking the right source of funding for your business - and making sure you get it!
Research Methods for Accounting and Finance is an essential text for accounting and finance students undertaking research for the first time. It demystifies the research process by providing the novice researcher with a must-have guide through all of the stages of the research process, from identifying a research topic to the finished project.
This book offers an overview of global alternative media activity, before moving on to provide information about alternative media production and how to get involved in it.
Are you doing a research project? Do you need advice on how to carry out research? Does writer's block get in the way of your dissertation? Nearly all students need to do a research project at some point during their degree. How to do your Research Project guides you through the different phases of doing so. With practical examples, Thomas explains what should happen at each project phase, detailing the main design frames and methods used in social science research, and providing down to earth and practical advice on weaving these elements together into a coherent whole.
The ability to produce valid research has never been more crucial to the academic community than it is today, but how do you go about getting the funding for such projects? How do you identify which funding organisations are likely to be sympathetic to your needs, and convince them that they will benefit from funding you? Abby Day Peters guides you step by step through the process of focusing your research and identifying your funding partner to provide the very best chance of success. But, perhaps more importantly, she also goes on to explain how to build and maintain a relationship with the partner, thereby assisting future research. In addition, the book gives advice on writing and successful publication following completion of the research project. The text is extremely lively and enjoyable to read, with many valuable insights from both sides of the funding process, and features real-life case studies and interviews throughout.
How do you start a research project? What are the hallmarks of a successful research project? These questions are answered in this practical step by step guide to doing a successful research project. This book systematically explains, in a clear and structured way, the theory of and approaches to research while at the same time helping the student//practitioner to develop the topic of their research and acquire the necessary research skills to undertake the successful completion of a research project. It encourages the formation of critical analysis, rigour and independence of thought, fostering individual judgement and skill in the application of research theory and methods. It also develops the crucial skills required in
Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Taking the fear out of writing your business project, this book helps you understand and carry out each step of the research process. With detailed, friendly and engaging support it takes you from the very beginning to the very end. Key features: Chapters are structured around FAQs such as ‘How to choose a research question?’, ‘How do I go about a literature review?’ guiding you towards a full understanding of the research process Workbook tasks help you shape your thoughts on each topic, enabling you to decide your own research question and how you will research it The importance of various ideas is clearly signposted, helping you prioritise your time according to your needs and goals. Templates and checklists from the book are also available for download at the Doing Your Business Research Project companion website at study.sagepub.com/beech This interactive guide is ideal for all Business and Management students about to complete a research project or dissertation.
Research can be a lonely path and there are myriad challenges and problems to face with any research project. In this research methods book, novice and experienced researchers tell stories of when things went wrong in their research projects. Drawing on real life experiences, researchers from post graduate research students to experienced professors will benefit from these insider insights, advice and lessons about the practical difficulties and how they may be addressed. The result is an engaging read and a helpful and reassuring guide to the research process. Arranged as a series of chapters interspersed with vignettes the researchers’ stories provide the reader with insights into different facets and stages of the research process from finding a supervisor thorough designing surveys and conducting interviews and analysing data, to re-writing and dealing with feedback. It will be invaluable for doctoral and more experienced researchers grappling with the realities of undertaking research.
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Scholars and students engaged in overseas research projects often spend much of their time worrying about mundane details never reported in published research. In fact, the quality of scholarship often depends on the researcher's ability to navigate a bewildering array of social, financial, bureaucratic, and logistical obstacles encountered in preparing for, working in, and recovering from "the field." Overseas Research: A Practical Guide is the first book designed explicitly to prepare scholars and professionals for the real-life challenges of living and working abroad. Opening with a discussion of site selection and project funding, the authors advise researchers on preparing for departure, setting up residence in the field, conducting research in an unfamiliar environment, employing field assistants, and organizing for and adjusting to the return home. The text is supplemented with the insights, anecdotes, and tips from more than sixty scholars in a wide variety of disciplines who conducted research in more than forty countries.
Lists federal funding programs available to rural areas which were selected from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 1997. Provides extensive listings of federal assistance programs; national, regional, and local office contacts; and grant application procedures, from: the Appalachian Regional Comm.; Depts. of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, and Energy; EPA; FEMA; Depts. of Health and Human Services, Justice, Labor, Interior, and Transportation; HUD; NEA; National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities; SBA; TVA; and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. 'Gary’s book, never more than a metre away, has been my indispensable research companion. With its easy layout, my well-worn copy, stripy with florescent marker and pencilled notes, has been my go-to, on-hand supervisor throughout my degree; taking the distance out of distance learning. Replace daunting and impossible with clarity and entertainment. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it; it has been my gateway to achievement' - Ellie Davies Moore, distance learner in Multi-Sensory Impairment at the University of Birmingham With more advice on concluding, writing up and presenting research, using social media and digital methods, and understanding what supervisors want and how to work with them, the third edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences. Setting out a clear and detailed road map, Gary Thomas guides the reader through the different stages of a research project, explaining key steps and processes at each level in refreshingly jargon-free terms. It covers: - How to choose your research question - Project management and study skills - Effective literature reviews - Methodology, theory and research design frames - Ethics and access - Data collection tools - Effective data analysis - Discussing findings, concluding and writing up Packed with engaging anecdotal evidence and practical advice and supported by an interactive website featuring worksheets, videos, SAGE Journal articles and more, this new edition is a user-friendly, one-stop-shop for guidance on research principles.
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The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to research and provides all of the skills and momentum you need to excel. Each stage of a project is clearly set out with best practice highlighted alongside pragmatic advice for tackling research in the real world. The Third Edition uses multidisciplinary case studies, and examples from the author’s own experience, to answer your questions and support your progress as you move smoothly through each stage. With a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, more on disseminating research, more on the practical and legal implications of ethics and more international examples, the book is packed full of learning features and tools to support your journey, including: A fully-developed website with podcasts, videos, journal articles and examples of real projects Activities and worksheets to help you organize your time Learning objectives to sustain your momentum Top tips relating to key research skills Full glossary to test understanding and provide definitions Annotated further reading to help you move through the literature ‘Excuse me, I have a question!’ feature to answer common questions. Warm, innovative and clever, this book is packed full of must-have information for anyone doing a research project.