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Formulating a convincing rationale for a research study

Rojon, C and Saunders, MNK (2012) Formulating a convincing rationale for a research study Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 5 (1). 55 - 61. ISSN 1752-1882

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Abstract

Explaining the purpose of a research study and providing a compelling rationale is an important part of any coaching research project, enabling the work to be set in the context of both existing evidence (and theory) and its practical applications. This necessitates formulating a clear research question and deriving specific research objectives, thereby justifying and contextualising the study. In this research note we consider the characteristics of good research questions and research objectives and the role of theory in developing these. We conclude with a summary and a checklist to help ensure the rationale for a coaching research study is convincing.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 5(1), 55-61 (2012). Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rcoa20.
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012 08:41
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:03
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/135497

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