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  • Introduction to research 4/e
  • Jakoet-Salie A, Brynard DJ, Hanekom SX, Brynard PA
  • ISBN: 9780627038952
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627038969
  • 128 Pages | Published: 2021

How can an organisation, public or private, ensure that it always operates in top form and, at the very least, meets the objectives for which it was established? The answer lies in the availability of factually correct, dependable and appropriate data. Obtaining such data is what this publication is about. Introduction to research offers a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of research.


Introduction to research guides the novice researcher through the research process, including how to choose the appropriate research methodology and how to adhere to the standards for conducting ethical research. It provides a synopsis of the entire research process, including the formulation of a research proposal.


Contents include the following:

·         Ethical practices in research

·         Sources for scientific research topics

·         Demarcation of the research problem

·         Formulating a hypothesis

·         Preparing for a literature review and the development of a theoretical framework

·         Writing the research proposal

·         Preliminary investigation and research techniques

·         Data analysis

·         Writing the research report


Introduction to research is aimed at all students and researchers, across a variety of disciplines.

Chapter 1 The attributes of research

Chapter 2 Ethical practices in research

Chapter 3 Types of and approaches to research

Chapter 4 Sources for scientific research topics

Chapter 5 Demarcation of the research problem

Chapter 6 Formulating a hypothesis

Chapter 7 Preparing for a literature review and the development of a theoretical framework

Chapter 8 Writing the research proposal

Chapter 9 Principles of the research process and types of research methodologies

Chapter 10 Preliminary investigation and research techniques

Chapter 12 Technical aspects of report writing

Chapter 13 Writing the research report

Chapter 14 Attributes of academic writing


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