You can now preview the new chapter 2 and advance ancillary material from the brand new companion website. Written specifically for students with no previous experience of research and research methodology, the Fourth Edition of Research Methodology breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable STEPs. The book contains straightforward, practical guidance 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 fourth edition has been revised and updated to include improved learning features throughout the text to help students consolidate their knowledge and a new text design to make the book more engaging. It is also supported by a wealth of online resources for lecturers and their students which can be accessed on the book's companion website and on a mobile version of that site called MobileStudy (for access on the go via Smartphone or tablet device). In margin icons indicate when additional resources are available online including: videos, further reading, weblinks and printouts. The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on qualitative or quantitative research projects.