Useful web links

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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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An introduction to phenomenology by Dr Linda Finlay. This excellent resource provides an overview of phenomenology, with links to further guidance on variants of the method, analysing data, and writing up phenomenological research. Dr Finlay also provides a useful video introduction to phenomenology, and links to relevant journals and periodicals

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Narrative inquiry

The following paper by Sheila Trahar provides an excellent insight into narrative analysis. It explores different approaches to narrative analysis, including how different kinds of narrative can be are analysed. Issues addressed includes structural narrative analysis, dialogic and performance analysis, and fictionalised representation. Trahar, S. (2009) Beyond the Story Itself:

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Quasi-Experimental Design

The Web Resource for Social Science Research has again produced another good resource for the often confusing quasi experimental research design. There are links from the home page to a whole host of research related resources. You may want to bookmark this site. Go to resource

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Quantitative Research Design

Although this is a sports science-orientated site, it covers lots of topics very well. The link takes you to a text-based site where you can navigate and scroll to all the different types of information you might be after. Go to resource

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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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