The Research Journal: A Reflective Tool for Your First Independent Research Project (Paperback)
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Students embarking on their first serious research project often feel at sea. They know what they want to learn, but they don’t yet know how to go about it. The Research Journal is here to help. Offering a systematic but flexible framework, Barbara Bassot here helps students learn to reflect at a deeper level about all aspects of their research, develop their arguments and ideas, process each part of their project in order and on a manageable schedule, and consider and confront challenges that may emerge. Featuring key definitions, helpful tips, and effective exercises, and designed to get students into the habit of using a research journal and thereby to help them succeed with their projects, The Research Journal will be invaluable for students across the social sciences.
About the Author
Barbara Bassot is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Career and Personal Development at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
“An accessible book to guide students through the research project cycle with prompts and examples to encourage and capture thinking, which aids learning and reflection during the project and beyond.”
— Julie Everitt, Birmingham City University
"This research journal is essential reading. It is an invaluable tool for graduate students undertaking their first research project, and I would recommend it to all my dissertation students."
— Peter Hall, University of Suffolk
"A refreshingly pragmatic book packed with ideas and directions that students embarking on their first research project will find incredibly valuable."
— Rachel Vipond, University of York