Preparing the ground. Approaches to research -- Planning the project -- Ethics and integrity in research -- Reading, referencing and the management of information -- Literature searching -- The review of the literature -- Selecting methods of data collection. The analysis of documentary evidence / Brendan Duffy -- Designing and administering questionnaires -- Planning and conducting interviews -- Diaries, logs and critical incidents -- Observation -- Interpreting the evidence and reporting the findings. Introduction -- Interpreting the evidence and reporting the findings -- Writing the report.
The author assumes that the reader has no prior knowledge of research methodology or experience of carrying out research. She takes the reader step by step through each stage of preparing for, carrying out and writing up a research project.