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Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 9781403997227
Publication Date June 2008
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Study Skills

This book offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the use of internet technology in research. It provides full accounts of the different ways in which online resources can help with research projects in any area of the social sciences or humanities along with useful hints and tips as to how you can make the internet work for you.

DAVID DOLOWITZ is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Liverpool, UK. He specializes in comparative public and social policy.

STEVE BUCKLER is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. 

FIONNGHUALA SWEENEY is Director of Studies and Lecturer in Comparative American Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Introduction
What is the Internet and What are the Most Useful Research Tools?
Topic Development
Research Methods
Search Strategies, Engines and Directories
Research Ethics
Key Sources of Online Information
Using the Internet to Generate Individualised Data Sets
Is your Study Amenable to Online Interpretation?
Data Analysis
Writing up your Research Paper or Dissertation
Plagiarism and Citation
Conclusion
Glossary
Appendices
Index

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'I would recommend this book to first year students in particular because I think that it would be helpful to them and there is nothing else that does quite the same job.' - Wyn Grant, University of Warwick
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