Dissertations and project reports : a step by step guide /

Cottrell, Stella,

Dissertations and project reports : a step by step guide / Stella Cottrell. - v, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. - Palgrave study skills . - Palgrave study skills. .

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.

"Faced with your dissertation or major project and need some help getting started? Thinking about how your final project will affect your overall grades? Tapping into her tried and tested formula for learning, this guide 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."--Provided by publisher.


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808.066378 CO.D 2014