Welcome to the companion website for the fourth edition of Research Methodology: A Step by Step Guide for Beginners by Ranjit Kumar.

This book is written specifically for students with no previous experience of research and research methodology. To better support beginners, it breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable STEPs.

The book contains straightforward, practical guidance on:

  • Formulating a research question
  • Ethical considerations
  • Carrying out a literature review
  • Choosing a research design
  • Selecting a sample
  • Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Writing a research report

On this companion website to the textbook, you’ll find:

Lecturer Resources

This section of the site is password protected

The section of the companion website contains resources which are available free of charge to lecturers who adopt Research Methodology by Ranjit Kumar.

The following material is available for lecturers:

  • Testbanks: Multiple choice question-based test banks arranged by chapter that can be used for student assessment.
  • PowerPoint Slides: Arranged by chapter, these slides contain all the figures and tables extracted from the book, ready to drop into your lecture slides.
  • Instructors’ Guidelines: Outlines the aims of each chapter then suggests three activities for you to use in your lectures.

To access these resources, please read the information to your right, then click on the sign in button on the right hand side below.

Student Resources

This section of the site is freely accessible by any student who is using Research Methodology by Ranjit Kumar.

The following resources are available for students:

  • Interactive Multiple Choice Questions: These online multiple choice questions arranged by chapter can help students in self-assessment
  • Videos to help you get to grips with key methods and terms
  • Further Reading: including free access to selected SAGE Journal articles and book chapters
  • Flashcards: The textbook’s glossary as handy online flashcards to help you revise definitions of key terms
  • Printouts of useful material from the book such as 8 steps of the research process and end of chapter exercises.
  • Study Skills Sample chapters offer guidance on everything from succeeding at university, writing assignments and reports, and choosing a research topic.

Author: Ranjit Kumar

Pub Date: January 2014

Pages: 432

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