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Frances talking about the Project design

Authors of this page:Dawn Clarke and Graham R. Gibbs

Affiliation: University of Huddersfield

Date written: 27th July 2008





In this section Frances explains why she got interested in the issue, and how she planned the project and undertook the data collection.

Frances discusses:

  • why she decided to undertake the research,
  • what influenced and informed her understandings about the research topic,
  • her research design and
  • the processes and decisions required to undertake an academic piece of research.



Getting the idea

Looking at previous research on whiplash injury

Having something to research: defining the issue, expanding the target group

Refining the research questions and defining the patient sample

Access to patient participants: difficulties and solutions


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