Research Guides

How To Do Research?


Recommended Readings


Beins, B. (2014). Successful research projects: a step-by-step guide. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Braun, V. & Clarke, V. (2013). Successful qualitative research: a practical guide for beginners. London: SAGE.

Cooksey, R. & McDonald, G. (2011). Surviving and thriving in postgraduate research. Prahran, Vic.: Tilde University Press.

Corti, L., Eynden, V., Bishop, L. & Woollard, M. (2014). Managing and sharing research data: a guide to good practice. Los Angeles: SAGE.

Creswell, J. & Clark, V. (2011). Designing and conducting mixed methods research (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications.

DePoy, E. & Gitlin, L. N. (2011). Introduction to research: understanding and applying multiple strategies (4th ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Mosby.

Fawcett, B. & Pockett, R. (2015). Turning ideas into research: theory, design & practice. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Jackson, S. (2015). Research methods and statistics: a critical thinking approach (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

McMillan, K. & Weyers, J. (2014). How to complete a successful research project. Harlow, England: Pearson.

Nind, M. (2014). What is inclusive research? London: Bloomsbury Academic.

O'Leary, Z. (2014). The essential guide to doing your research project (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, California: SAGE.

Pryor, G. (Ed.). (2012). Managing research data. London: Facet Publishing.

Remler, D. K. & Ryzin, G. (2015). Research methods in practice: strategies for description and causation (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE.

Savin-Baden, M. & Major, C. H. (2013). Qualitative research: the essential guide to theory and practice. Milton Park: Routledge.

Suri, H. (2014). Towards methodologically inclusive research syntheses: expanding possibilities. Milton Park: Routledge.

Urquhart, C. (2013). Grounded theory for qualitative research: a practical guide. Los Angeles, Calif.: SAGE.

Walliman, N. (2011). Your research project: designing and planning your work (3rd ed.). London: SAGE.

Zhang, G. P. (2013). 論文選題與研究創新.  臺北市 : 里仁書局.


Audio-visual Materials

Alport, J. (Producer) & Weitzman, B. C. (Co-writer) (2008). Research design: the survey [DVD]. New York, N.Y.: Insight Media.

Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis. (2013). Tips and traps for publishing qualitative research [Video file]. Retrieved from

Stern, N. (Producer), Farrar, L. (Writer) & Goralnick, J. (Narrator). (2008). Understanding research [DVD]. New York: Insight Media.


Web Resources

Introduction to Research
Maintained by University of Leicester.

Digital Tools for Researchers
Maintained by Connected Researchers.

Measuring Research: A Guide to Research Evaluation Frameworks and Tools
Written by Susan Guthrie, Watu Wamae, Stephanie Diepeveen, Steven Wooding, Jonathan Grant.

Research Basics
Written by Oskar Blakstad.

Research Methods
Maintained by Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

The Four Main Approaches: Types of Research
Maintained by Alzheimer Europe.

The Research Process
Maintained by University Library of University of Illinois.