PART 1: THE RESEARCH PROCESS 1. Develop the research objectives 2. Design and plan the study 3. Write the proposal 4. Obtain financial support for the research 5. Manage the research 6. Draw conclusions and make recommendations 7. Write the report 8. Disseminate the results PART 2: METHODS 9. Introducing research methods 10. Desk research 11. Analysing desk research 12. Collecting quantitative data 13. Analysing quantitative data 14. Collecting qualitative data 15. Analysing qualitative data 16. Sources of further reading.
Nick Moore is Managing Director of Acumen Research and Consultancy Ltd, based in Somerset. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Brighton and an Associate of the Personal Finance Research Centre at the University of Bristol. He has broad international experience ofcommissioning, managing and conducting social research, and until recently was Principal Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute.
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