CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

From "Clueless" to "Completed": A Review of The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Department

Department of Justice and Human Services

Publication Date

5-2010

Publication Title

The Qualitative Report

ISSN

1052-0147

Volume

15

Issue/No.

3

First Page

746

Last Page

749

Abstract

O'Leary (2010) has written her book for the student; however, she delves beyond the "how to" of most introductory research texts. The author works to ground students in the theoretical and foundational aspects of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research, in addition to providing "real world" advice and common scenarios often encountered in the field. From determining an appropriate sample size to navigating political processes in evaluative research, O'Leary stays grounded in the practical, often re-emphasizing the importance of "doability" in planning and conducting any type of research.

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