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These book chapters provide brief 'quick-start' overviews on research methods.
Guide to research projects for engineering students : planning, writing and presenting
Leong, E. C., Heah, C. L. H., & Ong, K. K. W. (2016). Guide to research projects for engineering students : planning, writing and presenting. Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2016. Chapter 7. Research methodology and research methods pp. 41 - 47. LWNL RESERVES TA160.L583
The undergraduate research handbook
Wisker, G. (2009). The undergraduate research handbook. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Chapter 8. Research Metholody and Methods pp. 88 - 98. BUSL LB2369.W814
Doing your undergraduate Social Science dissertation
Smith, K., PhD, Todd, M. J., & Waldman, J. (2009). Doing your undergraduate social science dissertation. London ; New York : Routledge, 2009. Chapter 5. Designing your research methodology, pp. 51 - 65 (Overview of Methods from p. 60).
For more in-depth information on specific research methods, search the Library Catalogue for books and e-books on Research Methods. You can also search Course Reserves for Research Methods modules to see recommended texts.
SAGE Research Methods
A tool to help you explore methods concepts, design research projects, understand a particular method or identify a new method, and write up your findings. Content includes books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, journal articles, and instructional videos, including the classic Little Green Book (quantitative) and Little Blue Book (qualitative) series. There are also collections of case studies of real social research and sample datasets for hands-on practice.
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