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Method in the Madness: Research Stories You Won't Read in Textbooks

Method in the Madness: Research Stories You Won't Read in Textbooks (Paperback)

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Method in the Madness is presented as a companion to researchers investigating the complex world of work. Rather than a `How to' text on performing research, this book presents a record of experiences. Research so often evolves in the field or the planning stages and a successful researcher need to be aware of serendipitous opportunities as they arise and how to solve problems as they occur. The book comprises an introduction written by the editors followed by thirteen chapters written by different contributors. The introduction draws together the disparate experiences that follow and discusses the ways in which the contributors, all of whom are respected researchers, dealt with and learned from the research experience. In the following chapters, the contributors describe and reflect on the research process, the challenges they met during their research and the lessons learned. The style varies, but includes narratives, anecdotes and descriptions of individuals' experiences as research was designed and carried out and the results generated.

EducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationColleges of further educationEducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationColleges of higher educationEducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationUniversitiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial research & statisticsReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksAutomation of library & information processesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesInformation theoryCybernetics & systems theoryReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information servicesCirculation services & interlibrary loansReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information servicesCommunity & outreach servicesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information servicesReference servicesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesStorage, maintenance & preservation of collectionsReference & ResearchMuseums & museologyData analysis: generalReference & ResearchResearch & information: generalCoding theory & cryptologyReference & ResearchResearch & information: generalDecision theory: generalReference & ResearchResearch & information: generalResearch methods: general Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 01/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9781843344933  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Keith Townsend, Research Fellow, Centre for Work, Employment and Wellbeing, and the Department of Employment Relations, Griffith University, Australia. Professor John Burgess: Director, Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia.

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