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Dissertations and Project Reports: A Step by Step Guide
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DISSERTATIONS AND PROJECT REPORTS: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

PAPERBACK BY COTTRELL, STELLA

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ISBN
9781137364265
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
224 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
DEC 2014

DESCRIPTION

Faced with your dissertation or major project and need some help getting started? Thinking about how your final project will affect your overall grades? Then read on. Tapping into her tried and tested formula for learning, bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, Stella Cottrell, takes you step-by-step through the key stages of planning, developing, researching and writing up your dissertation or project report.Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate, this guide: - Offers comprehensive coverage of the major components essential to producing strong dissertations and project reports - Gives unique emphasis to the importance of project management skills - Gets you involved through interactive activities, checklists and engaging student examples Most importantly, it offers the support you need at every stage and will help ensure that the creation of your academic masterpiece is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- PART I: PREPARATION AND PLANNING 1. Where Do I Start?.- 2. What Makes a Good Dissertation or Research Project?.- 3. Project Managing Your Dissertation.- 4. Managing Yourself for the Task.- 5. Time and Timing.- 6. Working with Your Supervisor.- PART II: DEVELOPING YOUR PROPOSAL 7. Understanding the Assignment Brief.- 8. Selecting Your Topic and Title.- 9. Literature Search and Review.- 10. Principles of Good Research.- 11. Methodologies: Approaches to Research.- 12. Ethical Considerations.- 13. Writing the Research Proposal.- PART III: CONDUCTING THE RESEARCH 14. The Evidence Base.- 15. Working with Participants.- 16. Experiments.- 17. Observations.- 18. Surveys and Questionnaires.- 19. Interviews.- 20. Case Studies.- 21. Interpreting Your Findings.- PART IV: WRITING IT UP 22. Your Writing Strategy.- 23. Getting the Structure Right.- 24. Fine Tuning your Writing.- 25. Viva Exams.- Final Considerations.- References.- Index.