Based on the author's many years of experience working with undergraduate and postgraduate students, this book is a basic guide to doing a research project in education. Step-by-step advice is presented in a clear way, and chapters take the reader through the entire process, from planning and doing research, to writing it up. Each stage is covered, with detailed help on choosing a topic, drawing up research questions, doing the literature review, choosing and designing research methods, the ethics of doing research, analyzing data, and collating and presenting findings. Features in the text include: - Explanations of key research terms - Key learning points - Activities (with answers) - Progress sheets - Case studies of students' investigations Plus online resources are available to download from SAGE Methodspace. This is an ideal text for undergraduate students undertaking their first ever research project, postgraduates pursuing Masters awards and teachers and others in education carrying out action research. Mike Lambert is Principal Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Wolverhampton. He developed and teaches the university's research-methods module for initial teacher training and has supervised the projects of many students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.