PLANNING YOUR DISSERTATION
STOCK FOR DELIVERY
2 AUG 2013
A friendly and accessible companion to doing a dissertation. Focuses on the early stages of getting started and making a plan, whilst also outlining the later stages and offering models to help students to look and plan ahead, right to the end. Diagrams and illustrations are used to make key points.
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