The Research Process (6th edition)

ISBN : 9780190304621

Gary D. Bouma; Susan Carland
256 Pages
153 x 229 mm
Pub date
Jul 2016
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The sixth edition of The Research Process is an easy-to-use introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods. The book emphasises the process of research in an accessible and readable way, taking a non-statistical and non-mathematical approach for new students. The Research Process will guide students through the research process, analysing and demonstrating a variety of research methods supported by extensive examples and illustrations to explain the fundamental concepts of the research process and its application.


1 How We Know What We Know and How We Know We Know
2 Research as a Way of Knowing

Phase 1: Essential First Steps
3 Selecting a Problem
4 Selecting Variables
5 Finding a Variables Measurements
6 Selecting a Research Design
7 Selecting a Sample

Phase 2: Data Collection
8 Collecting Data
9 Summarising and Presenting Data
10 Doing Qualitative Research
11 Ethics in Human Research

Phase 3: Analysis and Interpretation
12 Drawing Conclusions
13 Reporting Your Research

About the author: 

Gary D. Bouma: Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Arts, Monash University; Susan Carland: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

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