This book serve as a guide to students studying research methods in higher education and is from the perspective of a researcher/student. The author provides a step by step guide to research methodology and methods from a doctorate student?s perspective undertaking a post graduate course of study in education. This is book serves as an essential guide for research students. The author discusses philosophical issues in conducting research and builds upon the work of several other contributors in this area to develop her own empirical and pilot study. She also takes into consideration issues of data collection, data analysis, ethics, research design and approaches adopted when conducting research. As a prelude, the author analyses four articles to discover the approaches adopted by the theorists and provide a review of this.