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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Planning Your Dissertation

ISBN 9781137327949
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Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Pocket Study Skills

A friendly and accessible companion to doing a dissertation. Focuses on the early stages of getting started and making a plan, whilst also outlining the later stages and offering models to help students to look and plan ahead, right to the end. Diagrams and illustrations are used to make key points.

Kate Williams manages the Upgrade Study Advice Service at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is Series Editor of the Pocket Study Skills series.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: GETTING STARTED
1. Getting Strategic
2. Exploring Ideas
3. Working With Your Supervisor
PART II: PLANNING YOUR RESEARCH
4. Starting Your Reading
5. Focussing Your Research Question
6. Time Planning a Longer Project
7. Your Research Plan
8. The Supervisor's Perspective
PART III: PLANNING YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW
9. Think: What Are You Looking For?
10. Finding It
11. Reading It
12. Making Sense of It
13. Planning It
PART IV: THINKING ABOUT METHODOLOGY
14. Aim and Objectives
15. Make Sure Your Methods Match Your Aims!
16. Using Theory
17. The 'Systematic' Approach: Literature Review as Methodology
PART V: WHAT'S IN A DISSERTATION?
Science / Technology / Healthcare
Dissertation 1: Biomedical Science
Dissertation 2: Sport Science
Health and Social Care / Social Science / Business / Education
Dissertation 3: Healthcare
Dissertation 4: Business
Dissertation 5: Business (Hospitality)
Dissertation 6: Education
Dissertation 7: Development Studies 
Dissertation 8: Business 
Humanities/Arts
Dissertation 9: History
PART VI: WRITING AND ARGUMENT
18. Writing Paragraphs
19. The Language of Argument
20. Writing Style: Using 'I'
PART VII: PLANNING YOUR ENDGAME
21. Be Clear About What You Are Aiming For
22. The Conclusion and Introduction
23. First Impressions and Last Thoughts
24. Journey's End?
References
Index

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