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This practical, lively, research-informed text is designed to enable students of all degree subjects to produce high-quality assignments, dissertations and research project reports. Recognising that independent research is for many both the most challenging and the most rewarding part of a degree, this book provides ideas, advice and information on all stages of research, helping you to keep momentum going throughout your undergraduate research projects.
GINA WISKER is the Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Brighton, UK moving from Anglia Ruskin University. She has worked in educational development for over 25 years, and in 2005 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her work in learning support. She is the author of The Postgraduate Research Handbook and The Good Supervisor.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: How to Use This Book||p. xix|
|Getting Started||p. 1|
|The Enquiring Mind in Action||p. 3|
|Starting Research||p. 18|
|Good Research: The Essentials||p. 29|
|Carrying Out Research for a Project or Dissertation||p. 48|
|Research Paradigms, Theorising and Conceptual Frameworks||p. 60|
|Writing a Research Proposal||p. 70|
|Carrying Out a Literature Review: Engaging with the Literature||p. 78|
|Research Methodology and Methods||p. 88|
|Finding and Using Sources||p. 99|
|Using the Internet for Research||p. 109|
|Quantitative Methods in Action: Questionnaires, Observation||p. 121|
|Qualitative Methods in Action||p. 129|
|Varieties of Research: Practitioner-Based and Action Research, Phenomenography and Ethnography, and other Real-World Research||p. 140|
|Managing People and Processes||p. 153|
|Collecting, Selecting, Organising and Analysing Data, Interpretation||p. 155|
|Managing Your Tutor or Supervisor||p. 171|
|Managing Your Time, Life, Paid Work and Research||p. 186|
|Putting Ethics into Practice||p. 205|
|Difference, Writing and Moving On||p. 219|
|International Students||p. 221|
|Researching and Writing in Different Disciplines||p. 233|
|Developing Good Writing Habits||p. 243|
|Writing Well, in the Right Shapes and Forms: the Authority of Your Research and Your Writing||p. 256|
|Maintaining Momentum: Overcoming Difficulties with Time, Writing, the Project and the Research Processes||p. 270|
|what Do Examiners Look For? What Do Employers Look For? And How to Ensure Your Work Matches Their Expectations||p. 283|
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