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Research Methods for Postgraduates (2nd edition)


Tony Greenfield

Publication date

04 Feb 2002


This book was originally produced in response to the government's 1994 White Paper, 'Realising our Potential', which recommended that all graduates wishing to study for doctorates should first take a one-year Masters course in Research Methods. It aims to provide a set of notes for guidance on most aspects of research likely to be encountered by PG students. The 42 chapters cover some entirely generic issues - managing a PhD, word processing, using the internet, library and information services, career opportunities - and some more specific - research types, issues of measurement, issues of analysis, mathematical tools, etc.


Research home

Research home


Latest findings, new research

Publications search

Search all research by subject and author


Researchers discuss their findings and what they mean for society


Background and context, methods and data, aims and outputs


Conferences, seminars and workshops

Survey methodology

Specialist research, practice and study

Taking the long view

ISER's annual report


Key research themes and areas of interest