An essential tool for those planning to undertake social research, this exceptional book tackles many of the specific concerns and issues that arise.  A well structured text, it offers a comprehensive introduction to a range of important areas in project management, including:

  • commissioning research
  • preparing a tender or grant application
  • risk and stakeholder analysis
  • managing the field work and data analysis
  • financial management
  • ethics, confidentiality and copyright.

This book provides a unique source of guidance for anyone seeking to commission, manage or carry out social research. It will especially benefit researchers working in a variety of different contexts, including those in academia, central or local government, 'quangos', public bodies or private consulting companies.

chapter 1|15 pages


Size: 0.08 MB

chapter 2|12 pages

Stakeholder and risk analysis

Size: 0.07 MB

chapter 3|22 pages

Commissioning research

Size: 0.10 MB

chapter 4|19 pages

Applying for research funding

Size: 0.09 MB

chapter 5|7 pages

Negotiation to contract

Size: 0.06 MB

chapter 6|15 pages

Project planning

Size: 0.30 MB

chapter 7|13 pages

Research staff

Size: 0.08 MB

chapter 8|21 pages

Implementing the project

Size: 0.10 MB

chapter 9|14 pages


Size: 0.08 MB
Size: 0.09 MB

chapter 11|14 pages

Ethics in social research

Size: 0.08 MB

chapter 12|3 pages


Size: 0.04 MB