Managing Social Research
A Practical Guide
Published November 17th 2005 by Routledge – 192 pages
Series: Social Research Today
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:
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.
1. Introduction 2. Stakeholder and Risk Analysis 3. Commissioning Research 4. Applying for Research Funding 5. Negotiation to Contract 6. Project Planning 7. Research Staff 8. Implementing the Project 9. Dissemination 10. Intellectual Property, Copyright, Confidentiality and Data Protection 11. Ethics in Social Research 12. Summary Bibliography
Roger Tarling is Professor of Social Research at the University of Surrey. His research interests cover crime and criminal justice, the voluntary sector, research management, statistical modelling and quantitative research methods.