Designing a Research Project provides insights, guiding principles and methodology for developing a transparent conceptual and technical design for a research. The primary goal of the book is to assist graduate students, PhD candidates and research fellows to develop an effective research design.
The guiding principles for the conceptual design or research issue help to formulate an attainable and effective research objective, to outline a clear research framework and to determine relevant research issues. The technical design concerns the selection of an adequate research strategy, the different ways of collecting data or information required and the making of a research plan.
On the basis of various examples the reader is introduced into the creative process of designing a research project. At the end of each chapter a step-by-step plan of action is presented which can be used by the readers when designing their project.
The book offers supervisors and tutors an opportunity to tighten their grip on their counseling roles while enabling them to perfect their student’s progress and help them to achieve better research results. Both practice-oriented and theory-oriented research can benefit from applying the methodology that is offered when designing a research project.
Students and Academics
Piet J.M. Verschuren is hoogleraar in de onderzoeksmethodologie aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, waar hij de leerstoel Methodologie van de Management Wetenschappen bekleedt.