Helen Kara

Dr Helen Kara has been an independent social researcher and author since 1999. Her background is in social care and the third sector, and she works with third sector organisations and social care and health partnerships. While working full-time, she obtained both her MSc in Social Research Methods and her PhD. Helen is a Visiting Fellow at the UK's National Centre for Research Methods, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She also teaches research methods to practitioners and students, and loves to demystify the processes of writing and research.
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Analysing data

A time-saving guide

When you've collected all your data, what do you do next? Whether it's qualitative or quantitative, this e-book explains how to prepare, code, and analyse your data. The book offers clear guidance to help you turn a morass of raw data into cogent findings.

Collecting primary data

A time-saving guide

Data collection is often the first thing people think of in connection with research. This e-book outlines some of the key issues and offers lots of short-cuts to save you time and stress.

Creative research methods in the social sciences

A practical guide

This accessible book examines the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. It offers examples in practice and shows readers why, when, and how to use them in their research.

Managing the research process

A time-saving guide

In reality, people need to fit research in with all their other commitments. This e-book is full of practical hints and tips to show you how to manage research alongside work, family, and social life.

Research and evaluation for busy practitioners

A time-saving guide

Many people working in public services have to do research on top of their main jobs. This book shows how to juggle research, work, family, and social life, with practical information and tips to save time, effort and stress. 

Research and evaluation for busy students and practitioners

A time saving guide

Research co-exists with many other tasks and commitments, yet there is more need for people to save time than ever before. Brilliantly attuned to the demands placed on researchers, this 'tutor in a book' considers how students, academics and professionals can save time and stress without compromising the quality or outcomes of their research.

Writing for research

A time-saving guide

Writing is more difficult than it seems. This e-book will get you started and keep you going. It demystifies the craft of writing, and offers lots of tips and ideas to make writing manageable.