Catherine Dawson, author and freelance researcher, writes about research methods

Dr Catherine Dawson

Researcher - Writer

I am a freelance researcher and writer with over 30 years’ experience in the UK higher education sector. I have worked as a tutor and researcher in various universities in the UK and have written a number of books, papers and articles on research methods, digital research methods, teaching research methods, learner development, study skills and returning to education. Some of my more recent books are listed below.


A-Z of Digital Research Methods covers data analytics, social media and mobile methods
Introduction to Research Methods including interviewing, questionnaires and focus groups
100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills including critical thinking, academic reading and writing
100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods including questionnaire design and sampling
How to Finance your Research Project including European grants, UK funding and private finance
Advanced Research Methods including epistemology, methodology, methods and data analysis
Basic Study Skills provides advice about building confidence, reading skills and writing skills
Apprenticeships provides advice about pay, working conditions, working hours and contracts
The Mature Student’s Study Guide for information and advice about college and university
The Parent’s Guide to College and University including university costs, accommodation and safety
Returning to Learning for information about qualifications, types of education and academic work
The Complete Study Skills Guide to improve reading, writing, communication and numerical skills

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