|Teach Your Best - A Handbook for University Lecturers|
|CHAPTER 8 - RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS|
Babbie, Earl. The Practice of Social Research, 5th Ed. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing, 1989.
The author discusses the theoretical principles on which scientific research techniques are based as well as the relationship between theory and research. He then examines the research methods and techniques.
Kothari, C.R. Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques, 2nd Ed. New Delhi: Wiley Eastern Limited, 1992.
This book covers a wide range of topics related to research methodology. It explains the technique of defining a research problem and covers the various designs. It is particularly useful in its coverage of research techniques that are widely used in the social sciences.
Smith, R. V. Graduate Research: A Guide for Students in the Sciences, 2nd Ed. New York: Plenum Press, 1990.
This book discusses the problems of developing and improving research skills and preparing for professional careers. It also offers valuable advice on a wide range of topics such as time management, ethics and library and literature work.
Sproull, Natalie L. Handbook of Research Methods: A Guide to Practitioners and Students in the Social Sciences. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1988.
The handbook provides basic information on research in an attractive and concise format. It is particularly useful in providing research students with instructive summary charts and exhibits. Major concepts are also defined and their advantages and disadvantages highlighted.