Doing Research is an introduction to research methods and statistics. It answers questions like: what does 'doing research' mean exactly, how do you set up a research project, which steps should you take, how do you collect data and what are the pitfalls? This fourth edition clarifies the complex process of doing research, both applied and academic. It explains the basic skills required for conducting research. All stages of the research process are covered step-by-step: from setting up a research project through collecting data and analyzing the results, to drawing conclusions and writing a research report. Many up-to-date examples are used to establish the link to everyday practice. Doing Research is suitable as an introduction for students in higher education, but it can also be used as a reference book for applied research. New: online research tool New in this fourth edition is the online research tool. As a student, you can use this tool to set up and carry out the entire research project according to the phases in the book. This tool enables you to consult your supervisor, regardless of time and location. The student tracking system that is included facilitates research supervision. You can access this tool on www.doingresearch4edition.com. You will also find more in-depth material, questions and answers, design cases, example datasets and an introduction to SPSS on this companionsite.