Mhairi Longmuir

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Discourse analysis

A detailed paper giving a good summary of the varieties and potential applications of discourse analysis as a research method in social science. The paper gives a clear explanation of the context of this method and has an extensive bibliography suggesting further reading. Go to resource

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Participatory action research

A great deal has been written about the use of participatory action research and this short article gives a good summary of many of the key points. Also has useful links for further reading. Go to resource

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Case study research

A short guide to using case studies as a research method in social science (using examples from health care, in this instance). Go to resource

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An introduction to the role of ethnography in qualitative research, with good links and a short guide to the application of ethnography to research work in the field. Go to resource

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Major Research Paradigms

This is a good discussion of the different research paradigms. The clip is a little over 5 minutes long and that there are some different terms used from those used by Creswell. Nevertheless, they broadly fit with Creswell’s worldviews. The power point slides that accompany it are good. Go to

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about the AUTHORS

‘Undertaking your research project’ is co-authored by Keith Smyth, Frank Rennie, Gareth Davies, Matt Sillars and Amy Woolvin.

Keith Smyth

Keith Smyth

Professor of Pedagogy at University of the Highlands and Islands

Frank Rennie

Frank Rennie

Professor of Sustainable Rural Development, Assistant Principal of Lews Castle College, UHI

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