This book clarifies the complex process of doing applied research. It explains the necessary basic skills for conducting research step-by-step. All stages of the research process are covered: from setting up a research project through collecting data and analyzing results, to drawing conclusions and writing and evaluating a research report. Many recent examples establish the link to the daily practice. In this new edition book and website are completely updated. About the author Nel Verhoeven (1961) is the coordinator and lecturer of Methodology & Statistics at the Roosevelt Academy in Middelburg. She holds a PhD in research into Statistics Education at universities and colleges (Quality in Statistics Education) and she is director of the Regional Community and Research Services Eleanor. Table of contents Introduction; 1 The Purpose of Research; 2 Reasons for Research; 3 Demarcating the Research Topic; 4 Quantitative Data Collection Methods; 5 Qualitative Data Collection Methods; 6 Applying the Method: Operationalization and Sample; 7 Data Collection; 8 Processing Quantitative Data; 9 Qualitative Analysis; 10 Conclusion and Discussion; 11 Compiling a Research Report; 12 Appendix Sources; Index; About the Author.