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Dissertations and project reports : a step by step guide /

by Cottrell, Stella.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Palgrave study skills: Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014Description: v, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781137364265; 1137364262.Subject(s): Dissertations, Academic | Report writing | Academic writing
Contents:
Where do I start?' -- What makes a good dissertation or research project? -- Project manage your dissertation -- Managing yourself for the task -- Using time effectively -- Working with your supervisor -- Understanding the assignment brief -- Choosing your topic and title -- Literature search and review -- Principles of good research -- Methodological approaches -- Ethical considerations -- Writing the research proposal -- The evidence base -- Working with participants -- Experiments -- Observations -- Surveys and questionnaires -- Interviews -- Case studies -- Interpreting your findings -- Your writing strategy -- Getting the structure right -- Fine-tuning your writing -- Viva exams.
Summary: A step-by-step guide through the key stages of planning, developing, researching and writing up a dissertation or project report. Intended for both undergraduate or a postgraduate students, this guide: offers comprehensive coverage of the major components essential to producing strong dissertations and project reports; gives emphasis to the importance of project management skills; provides interactive activities, checklists and engaging student examples. List(s) this item appears in: Learning Hub - Study Skills books | How to write a thesis | Palgrave study skills series
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-211) and index.

Where do I start?' -- What makes a good dissertation or research project? -- Project manage your dissertation -- Managing yourself for the task -- Using time effectively -- Working with your supervisor -- Understanding the assignment brief -- Choosing your topic and title -- Literature search and review -- Principles of good research -- Methodological approaches -- Ethical considerations -- Writing the research proposal -- The evidence base -- Working with participants -- Experiments -- Observations -- Surveys and questionnaires -- Interviews -- Case studies -- Interpreting your findings -- Your writing strategy -- Getting the structure right -- Fine-tuning your writing -- Viva exams.

A step-by-step guide through the key stages of planning, developing, researching and writing up a dissertation or project report. Intended for both undergraduate or a postgraduate students, this guide: offers comprehensive coverage of the major components essential to producing strong dissertations and project reports; gives emphasis to the importance of project management skills; provides interactive activities, checklists and engaging student examples.

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