Welcome to the companion website!

Welcome to the companion website for Research Methodology, 4th Edition, by Ranjit Kumar. The resources on the site have been specifically designed to support your study.

On this website you will find:

  • Video and Multimedia
  • Recommended Readings
  • Web Resources
  • Tables and Figures from the Book

Instructors can log in to access:

  • Test Bank
  • PowerPoint® Slides
  • Instructor’s Manual
  • Tables and Figures from the Book


About the book:

Research Methodology: A Step by Step Guide for Beginners has been written specifically for those with no previous experience of research or research methodology. Written in a logical and accessible style and providing helpful techniques and examples, it breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable operational steps. The book guides you through your project from beginning to end by offering practical advice on:

  • formulating a research question
  • ethical considerations
  • carrying out a literature review
  • choosing a research design
  • selecting a sample
  • collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data
  • writing a research report.

The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on quantitative or qualitative research projects.

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The author and SAGE would like to thank the reviewers of the new edition for their time, help and feedback.

Javed Vassilis Khan, Senior Lecturer, NHTV University 
Jonathan Lord, Lecturer, University of Salford 
Liane Purnell, Senior Lecturer, Newman University
Luke Sloan, Lecturer in Quantitative Methods, Cardiff University
Margaret Hanson, Senior Lecture in Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University 
Paul Willard, Lecturer in Event Management, La Trobe University (Bendigo campus)

A very special thanks to Stephanie Fleischer, Senior Lecturer in Research Methods from the  University of Brighton for creating the companion website resources accompanying the new edition of Research Methodology: A Step-by-step guide for Beginners.


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