Designing effective research projects in outdoor studies

Prince, Heather and Mallabon, Elizabeth (2019) Designing effective research projects in outdoor studies. In: Humberstone, Barbara and Prince, Heather, (eds.) Research methods in outdoor studies. Routledge Advances in Outdoor Studies series . Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

The design of small-scale research projects, such as for dissertations or theses, is crucial to their success and efficacy. This chapter explores researcher responses to set parameters in creating workable projects, asking suitable research questions and planning for impact at the outset. We reflect on practical experiences of research design and the need to understand conceptual, philosophical and theoretical frameworks. Methods, methodologies and analysis within this initial phase are important, as are the frameworks for support and guidance through supervision and mentoring. Enablers, pitfalls, challenges and positive experiences are identified to support current and future researchers in outdoor studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780367188832
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Depositing User: Heather Prince
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 11:05
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 09:01
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4485

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