Your Research Project (3rd ed.)

Designing and Planning Your Work

by Nicholas Walliman

Series: SAGE Study Skills Series

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  • 1849204616
  • 9781849204613
  • 9781446248515
  • 9781446259849
In the third edition of this bestselling book, you'll find everything you need to embark upon your research project and write your proposal with confidence. Written with the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as practitioners in mind, Your Research Project will guide you through the process of formulating a research question, choosing your research methods, planning your research, and writing your proposal.

Fully updated and revised, the new edition features:

o A comprehensive introduction to the purpose and nature of research

o Expanded coverage of writing a research plan or proposal

o An overview of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis, as well as more on mixed methods research designs

o New sections on digital media and online research methods

o Exercises and examples to provide students from across the social sciences with the practical tools needed to succeed in their project.

Nicholas Walliman is Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University.


  • SAGE Publications; May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446248515
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Your Research Project
  • Series: SAGE Study Skills Series
  • Author: Nicholas Walliman
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1849204616
  • 9781849204613
  • 9781446248515
  • 9781446259849

In The Press

I can heartily recommend the third edition of this popular text. It has been up-dated and enhanced to recognise the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are new to the research process, and deserves to be on every reading list
Graham Stew
Principal Lecturer in Health, University of Brighton


This book is a must have for anyone embarking on a research project. It guides the reader through each step of the research project, providing clear summary boxes and exercises, making it particularly relevant for students and lecturers alike
Kalwant Bhopal
Head of the Social Justice and Inclusive Education Research Centre, University of Southampton


'Having run a PhD programme (comprising over 40 students) for six years and supervised 16 research students, nine to completion, I feel qualified to testify to the value of this book. Learning has become increasingly structured in the last two decades and new research students are often overwhelmed by the demands of PhD study, which requires conceptual thinking, independence, self-motivation and creativity. In my view, this unique publication offers an excellent and indispensable guide to research for first-timers. I wholeheartedly recommend it
Elizabeth Burton
Professor of Sustainable Building, Design and Wellbeing, University of Warwick


The third edition of Walliman's guide for novice researchers has been thoroughly updated to reflect methodological developments. It retains the unique characteristics which made earlier versions so successful: a theoretically-informed introduction to the research process grounded in an understanding of how individuals learn most effectively
Emma Wincup
University of Leeds