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Author Biggam, John.

Title Succeeding With Your Master'S Dissertation [electronic resource] : A Step-By-Step Handbook

Published Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 3
Physical description 1 online resource (346 p.)
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Succeeding with your Master's Dissertation; Succeeding with Your Master's Dissertation; Praise Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; A Master's dissertation: what is it?; So, what skills do you need to succeed?; Watch your words!; How to use this book; Summary of key points; Chapter 2: Developing your i-skills; What are i-skills?; Information needs; Organizing skills; Literature search techniques; Select topic; Define terms; Set boundaries; Select sources; Analyse sources; Google it!; University library databases; Using social media in research; Speed reading
Critiquing skillsCommunication skills and mind-mapping; Further reading; Summary of key points; Chapter 3: Referencing and plagiarism; What is referencing?; Referencing in the body of your dissertation; Using Latin abbreviations and terms; Creating a reference list; Plagiarism; What counts as plagiarism?; What if you are accused of plagiarism?; Further reading; Summary of key points; Chapter 4: Preparing for your dissertation; Putting together your research proposal; Research proposal: working title; Research proposal: background information; Research proposal: overall research aim
Research proposal: specific research objectivesResearch proposal: research methods; Research proposal: setting a timescale; Research proposal: ethics; Producing a dissertation template; Supervisor meetings; Supervisor and student: roles and responsibilities; An emotional journey; Further reading; Summary of key points; Chapter 5: The dissertation Introduction; The general structure of the Introduction; Background; Research focus (revisited); Overall research aim and individual research objectives; Value of your research; A further suggestion; Summary of key points
Chapter 6: The Literature ReviewFocus on your research objectives; Structuring your Literature Review; Description vs critical evaluation; Learning theory and your dissertation; Good grammar; Further reading; Summary of key points; Chapter 7: Systematic reviews; What is a systematic review?; The stages of a systematic review; Stage 1: Determine review objective/question; Stage 2: The literature search process; Stage 3: What literature was selected (and why)?; Stage 4: Pool studies; Stage 5: Place findings in context; AMSTAR: a checklist for systematic reviews; Further reading
Summary of key pointsChapter 8: Research Methods; What's it all about?; Research strategy; Introduction; Case study; Survey; Ethnography; Experimental research; Historical research; Action research; Grounded theory; Quantitative vs qualitative research; Sampling techniques; Positivism and phenomenology; Justifying your research strategy; The question of reliability (and validity); Data collection; Preparation, preparation, preparation; What and why?; Framework for data analysis; Limitations and potential problems; Further reading; Summary of key points; Chapter 9: Writing up your findings
The general approach
Summary Succeeding with your Master's Dissertation is a step-by-step guide to completing your Master's dissertation.
Other author Ebook Library
Subject Academic writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780335264490 188.00 (NL)