This book offers you a practical, solid and consistent step-by-step plan on how to do research.Why How to do research?- step-by-step plan on how to do research;- practice-based approach;- additional study materials available online.On a regular basis research is carried out for companies, institutions and governments. Having strong research skills is therefore important for all college and university graduates. To help you prepare for later on in your career, you will get various research assignments during your studies and you will learn to write research reports and theses.This book is a how-to-book and teaches you how you can carry out your own research in eight steps: Step 1: determine your topic, Step 2: draw up a research plan, Step 3: design your research, Step 4: collect your data, Step 5: analyse your data, Step 6: formulate your conclusions and recommendations, Step 7: write your research report, Step 8: complete your research. Each step starts with an introduction, after which you proceed through so-called activities.How to do research is the English version of the second edition of the Dutch book Zo doe je een onderzoek. It is also available as e-book.Online extrasChecklists, useful hyperlinks, an MS Word model for the research report and spreadsheet models are available on www.howtodoresearch.noordhoff.nl.