9780761942177

Doing Your Masters Dissertation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761942177

  • ISBN10:

    0761942173

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-13
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

Doing Your Masters Dissertation is a practical and comprehensive guide to researching, preparing and writing a dissertation at Masters level. It adopts a well-structured and logical approach, and takes the student through all the stages necessary to complete their research and write a successful dissertation.Key features of the book include:· Step-by-step coverage - sections on choosing a topic, research design, methodology and presenting data and writing up.· An up-to-date list of key reference materials, both printed and electronic· Advice on ethical guidelines· Information on assessment criteria· Student-focused throughout with a broad range of worked examples and guidelines for further readingWritten in an engaging and accessible manner, this textbook is an essential resource for postgraduate students across the social sciences required to complete a Masters dissertation.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
vii
Preface xii
Acknowledgements xiv
Part One: Essential preparation for your dissertation
1(190)
What is a masters?
3(28)
Managing your transition to masters
31(24)
Finding and formulating your topic
55(41)
Imagining your dissertation
96(22)
Choosing which type of dissertation to do
118(35)
Searching and reviewing the literature
153(38)
Part Two: Research design and methodology
191(172)
Methodological assumptions and beliefs
193(41)
Methodological choices and consequences
234(43)
Research ethics and standards
277(35)
Research design
312(51)
Part Three: Doing the Writing
363(83)
Writing your research proposal
365(41)
Writing your dissertation
406(40)
Appendix 1: Skills, capabilities, attitudes and qualities of the masters 446(1)
Appendix 2: Levels of measurement and use 447(1)
Appendix 3: References for Tables 10.2 and 10.7 448(13)
References 461(12)
Index 473

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