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Planning Your Dissertation
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PLANNING YOUR DISSERTATION

PAPERBACK BY WILLIAMS, KATE

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ISBN
9781137327949
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PALGRAVE
 
 
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PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
02 AUG 2013

DESCRIPTION

A friendly and essential companion to the dissertation journey. It takes you step-by-step through the planning for each stage from your first idea to the finishing touches. Packed with practical advice and examples of student writing, this guide shows you how to:* find an idea and focus your research question* write a proposal* structure your literature review* choose your methodology* put the crucial finishing touches to your work

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- PART I: GETTING STARTED.- 1. Getting Strategic .- 2. Exploring Ideas.- 3. Working With Your Supervisor.- PART II: PLANNING YOUR RESEARCH.- 4. Starting Your Reading.- 5. Focussing Your Research Question.- 6. Time Planning a Longer Project.- 7. Your Research Plan.- 8. The Supervisor's Perspective.- PART III: PLANNING YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW.- 9. Think: What Are You Looking For?.- 10. Finding It.- 11. Reading It.- 12. Making Sense of It.- 13. Planning It.- PART IV: THINKING ABOUT METHODOLOGY.- 14. Aim and Objectives.- 15. Make Sure Your Methods Match Your Aims!.- 16. Using Theory.- 17. The 'Systematic' Approach: Literature Review as Methodology.- PART V: WHAT'S IN A DISSERTATION?.- Science / Technology / Healthcare.- Dissertation 1: Biomedical Science.- Dissertation 2: Sport Science.- Health and Social Care / Social Science / Business / Education.- Dissertation 3: Healthcare.- Dissertation 4: Business .- Dissertation 5: Business (Hospitality) .- Dissertation 6: Education.- Dissertation 7: Development Studies .- Dissertation 8: Business .- Humanities/Arts.- Dissertation 9: History.- PART VI: WRITING AND ARGUMENT.- 18. Writing Paragraphs.- 19. The Language of Argument.- 20. Writing Style: Using 'I'.- PART VII: PLANNING YOUR ENDGAME.- 21. Be Clear About What You Are Aiming For.- 22. The Conclusion and Introduction.- 23. First Impressions and Last Thoughts.- 24. Journey's End?.- References.- Index.