Various research textbooks

 

A Short Guide to Academic Writing
Andrew P. Johnson (Author)

Doing Your Literature Review: Traditional and Systematic Techniques
Jill Jesson (Author), Lydia Matheson (Author), Fiona M Lacey (Author)

The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success
Lawrence (Larry) A. (Anthony) Machi (Author), Brenda T. (Tyler) McEvoy (Author)

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project
Zina O'Leary (Author)

How To Prepare A Dissertation Proposal: Suggestions For Students In Education And The Social And Behavioral Sciences
David R. Krathwohl (Author), Nick L. Smith (Author)

Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, 7th Edition
Russell K. Schutt (Author)

How to Ask Survey Questions (The Survey Kit 2)
Arlene G. Fink (Author)

Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook
David Silverman (Author)

Doing Narrative Research
Molly Andrews (Editor), Corinne Squire (Editor), Maria Tamboukou (Editor)

Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis: Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive Inquiry
by Frederick J. Wertz PhD (Author) , Kathy Charmaz PhD (Author) , Linda M. McMullen PhD (Author) , PhD Ruthellen Josselson PhD (Author) , Rosemarie Anderson PhD (Author) , Emalinda McSpadden MA (Author)

 

You may also wish to look at

Crookes, P.A. & Davies, S. 2004, Research into practice: essential skills for reading and applying research in health care, Bailliere Tindall, Sydney.

Crabtree, B.F. & Miller, W.L. 1999, Doing qualitative research, Sage Publishing, London.

Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. 1998, Introduction: entering the field of qualitative research: the landscape of qualitative research: theories and issues, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA.

McMurray, A., Scott, D. & Pace, W. 2004, Research: a commonsense approach, Thomson Learning, Melbourne.

Yin, R.K. 2009, Case study research: design and methods, Sage Publications, Los Angeles.