This book contains a collection of essays that highlight the challenges, frustrations, the unexpected and the rewards attached to the research process. For the student or academic researcher there are countless books and journal articles that explain the different research methods and examine the stages of data collection, from ethics clearance through to data storage and data analysis. The choices are vast and the starting position, the view of the world, the nature of truth and the role of the researcher in the process are fundamental in determining the research process. This book is a set of personal narratives where researchers reflect on their own experiences in doing research and offer observations about the process and the research experience.
Method in the Madness: Research Stories You Won't Read in Textbooks p. 1-14