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Gathering Data For Your PhD: An Introduction: PhD Knowledge, #2

Gathering Data For Your PhD: An Introduction: PhD Knowledge, #2

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Gathering Data For Your PhD: An Introduction: PhD Knowledge, #2

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54 pages
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Released:
Nov 10, 2015
ISBN:
9781911071037
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You can't do research without data. But what kind of data will help you answer your research question? Where can you find that data? And how much data do you need? If you're doing doctoral research, particularly in the social sciences, arts, or humanities, this book will help you answer those questions. It offers an overview of traditional and innovative methods of gathering quantitative, qualitative, secondary and primary data. The book also outlines the pros and cons of devising your own method of gathering data, and lists a range of resources for further exploration of the methods that interest you most.

Released:
Nov 10, 2015
ISBN:
9781911071037
Format:
Book

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Introduction

As you begin to study for your doctorate, you will develop a sense of what you need to help you finish. For a start, you will need more patience than a saint, more tenacity than a limpet, and loving support from friends and family. If you're anything like me, you'll also need steady supplies of chocolate and wine. And you'll need data. But what kind of data? How much data? And how can you get hold of that data?

This book will help you to answer those questions. It offers an overview of most of the data-gathering methods used by researchers in the social sciences, arts, and humanities – and by some researchers in other fields as well.

I use the term 'gathering data' to encompass both 'collecting' and 'constructing' data. Traditionally, people spoke of 'collecting data', because data was viewed as something that always already existed, regardless of whether it was quantitative (e.g. the number of vehicles

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    THIS IS A VERY HELPFUL INTRODUCTION AND ITS VERY CONCISE.