Doing Research is a clear introduction to the methods and techniques required for research. It answers questions like what does “doing research” actually mean, how do you set up a research project, what steps do you have to take, how do you collect data and what are the pitfalls? Doing Research sheds light on the complicated process of research. It teaches you research skills one step at a time. It discusses the theory based on four phases of applied and fundamental research: design, data collection, analysis, and evaluation and recommendations. The examples give links to research done in practice. This 5th edition has been completely revised. The various research steps are presented in clear procedure guides, so that you can see where you are in the research process. Each chapter also has checkpoints so you can check whether you have understood the theory correctly. Practical tools, links, tests and answers to the checkpoint assignments are given by section on www.doingresearch5edition.nl. Nel Verhoeven is an independent senior research consultant. She advises and supervises fundamental and applied research projects. She also gives lectures and holds workshops and courses. She is the author of several successful teaching methods in the field of methodology.