Dissertations and Project Reports

A Step by Step Guide
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137364270
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Faced with your dissertation or major project and need some help getting started? Thinking about how your final project will affect your overall grades? Then read on. Tapping into her tried and tested formula for learning, bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, Stella Cottrell, 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.

How to Write Dissertations & Project Reports


Author: Kathleen McMillan,Jonathan Weyers
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0273743848
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
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Fully updated since first publication in 2007, and with extended and revised sections in key areas such as Plagiarism & Copyright, Ethics in research, and Citing & Referencing, How to write Dissertations & Research Projects will allow a student to assess and address their particular weaknesses in researching and writing dissertations and longer pieces of coursework and delivers detailed tips, techniques and strategies to enable them to significantly improve their abilities and performance in time to make a difference.

The Study Skills Handbook


Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137289260
Category: Education
Page: 432
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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

Planning Your Dissertation


Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137327952
Category: Study Aids
Page: 176
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Planning your Dissertation is a friendly and essential companion to your dissertation journey. It takes you step-by-step through the planning for each stage from your first idea to the finishing touches. Packed with practical advice and examples of student writing, this guide shows you how to: • find an idea and focus your research question • write a proposal • structure your literature review • choose your methodology • put the crucial finishing touches to your work

Brilliant Dissertation


Author: Bill Kirton
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0273743783
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 352
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An accessible guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to write successful undergraduate dissertations and project reports on any HE course. This book will give the reader a sound grounding on what the whole business of dissertation and report writing is about, and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of planning, researching, writing, revising and referencing a successful dissertation or report.

Brilliant Academic Writing


Author: Bill Kirton
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273775162
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Write Brilliantly at university - whatever your course! An accessible, attractive guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to wite successfully for any purpose on any course, whether it be essays, assignments, reports, reflective writing, exam questions, research reports, literature reviews - any type of academic writing, on any course. This book will give the reader a sound grounding on what the whole business of academic writing is about, and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of academic writing.

How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation


Author: Bryan Greetham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137389788
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 408
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Using examples from all disciplines, this essential guide teaches students how to plan and research using qualitative and quantitative techniques and instruments, and how to construct arguments using evidence and language consistently. New features include 3 new chapters, helpful checklists, timelines and a feature looking at employability skills.

Successful Dissertations

The Complete Guide for Education, Childhood and Early Childhood Studies Students
Author: Mark O'Hara,Jonathan Wainwright,Caron Carter,Janet Kay,Pam Dewis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441112758
Category: Education
Page: 264
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Developing and Applying Study Skills

Writing Assignments, Dissertations and Management Reports
Author: Donald Currie
Publisher: CIPD Publishing
ISBN: 9781843980643
Category: Authorship
Page: 166
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Are your students struggling for guidance on how to approach the coursework elements of their course? This text is a practical guide to help students prepare for, work on and complete assignments, dissertations and management reports, how to gain these skills, and when and how to apply them. Suitable for students on any business, HRM or professional programme, including the CIPD qualification, the text takes a straightforward, hands-on approach which students can use as an ongoing tool to help their study and to support them when doing coursework. It also offers guidance on getting the best from lectures, tutorials, seminars, structured learning sessions and group work. Appropriate exercises, case studies and self-test questions are provided throughout the text to encourage students to increase their experience of tackling organisation-based problems, helping them to achieve success with their project.

Success with Your Education Research Project


Author: John Sharp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857259474
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Research projects are carried out in schools and non-school settings by virtually all undergraduates in the areas of teacher training, Education Studies and other educational disciplines. This text, written for this specific target audience, makes clear references to these courses and contexts throughout. Hot topics such as using the net and plagiarism are covered with up-to-date information, while key content on literature searches, critical thinking and the development of argument provide clear guidance and ensure academic rigor. This new edition has been updated throughout to provide greater depth on many topics, FAQs and a glossary of key terms.

Doing Your Research Project

A Guide for First-Time Researchers
Author: Judith Bell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335264476
Category: Education
Page: 317
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This is the market leading book for anyone doing their research project. Clear, concise and extremely readable, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to doing a research project from start to finish. Thoroughly updated but retaining its well-loved style, this 6th edition includes: information on using online surveys; information on online interviewing and using online platforms for observation, e.g. Skype, Google Hangouts; new chapter on the use of social media in small scale research; thoroughly updated chapter on literature searching; revised and additional pedagogy; and a brand new text design. This practical, no-nonsense guide is vital reading for all those embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study in any discipline, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education and health.

Writing Successful Reports and Dissertations


Author: Lucinda Becker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473907306
Category: Study Aids
Page: 208
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Are you unsure what your report should look like or how you’ll ever finish it in time? Are you freaking out about starting on an extended piece of writing? Help is here! In this handy little book, you’ll find expert guidance to enable you to produce a successful report or dissertation. With a focus on developing an effective writing style and argument, this book shows you, step-by-step, how to plan and deliver a perfect piece of writing to gain top marks. Open up to find advice on: What makes dissertations and reports distinctive Organising your time and materials Finding the right planning method for you How to structure your writing successfully Writing good sentences, paragraphs, sections and chapters. Read this book and you’re on your way to writing a great report or dissertation! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Your Undergraduate Dissertation

The Essential Guide for Success
Author: Nicholas Walliman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293297
Category: Study Aids
Page: 304
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here 'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Writing and Presenting Research


Author: Angela Thody
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877850
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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This accessible and wide-ranging book is an invaluable introductory guide through the choices to be made when deciding how to report research. Writing and Presenting Research covers research written as theses and dissertations; chapters, books, reports and articles in academic, professional or general media such as newspapers; and also reviews the options for presenting research orally as lectures, keynotes, conference papers and even TV game shows. These forms of reporting research have well-established conventions for their formats, but they also have growing numbers of alternative possibilities. This has generated debate about what is, or is not, acceptable, and the aim of this book is to make this debate more manageable for those wanting to assess which of the conventional or alternative possibilities on offer is most appropriate for reporting their current research. Arranged in easily followed sections enlivened with checklists, style variations, examples and reflection points, Writing and Presenting Research has relevance to the social sciences, arts, humanities, natural and applied sciences and law and is an invaluable reference tool for new and experienced researchers alike. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Your Dissertation in Education


Author: Scott Buckler,Nicholas Walliman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943264
Category: Study Aids
Page: 360
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Are you struggling with your dissertation? Have you started too late and now you're panicking? Help is here! Your Dissertation in Education is a straight-forward, plain English guide to doing and writing your project. It will take you from start to finish, with practical and friendly advice on every page. This second edition includes: - A new Foundations section with the concepts and tools you need to get started - An expanded guide to methodology and writing about methods - A new chapter on mixed methods An essential companion on your dissertation journey, this book is ideal for students across education, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Writing Built Environment Dissertations and Projects

Practical Guidance and Examples
Author: Peter Farrell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118921828
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
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Writing Built Environment Dissertations and Projects will help you to write a good dissertation or project by giving you a good understanding of what should be included, and showing you how to use data collection and analysis tools in the course of your research. Addresses prominent weaknesses in under-graduate dissertations including weak data collection; superficial analysis and poor reliability and validity Includes many more in-depth examples making it easy to understand and assimilate the concepts presented Issues around study skills and ethics are embedded throughout the book and the many examples encourage you to consider the concepts of reliability and validity Second edition includes a new chapter on laboratory based research projects Supporting website with sample statistical calculations and additional examples from a wider range of built environment subjects

Lab Reports and Projects in Sport and Exercise Science

A Guide for Students
Author: Mike Price
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317902572
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Lab Reports and Projects in Sport and Exercise Science: A guide for students provides a comprehensive overview of what should be contained within each section of a scientific report, and clearly explains how it should be presented. Written in a friendly and engaging style, it guides the reader through abstracts, literature reviews, methodology, reporting discussions and referencing, and contains a wealth of examples and practical advice on how to improve and refine your own writing. From writing a first lab report to preparing a final year dissertation or postgraduate thesis, sports and exercise science students at all levels will find this book a valuable resource in developing both skill and confidence in scientific communication. Key features The layout of the book is designed to reflect that of a typical scientific report, to help students plan their own projects. Each chapter includes numerous examples, exercises and activities to engage students and develop skills in each aspect of report writing. Includes discussion of critical appraisal techniques to help students refine their research questions. All data sets and illustrations used are drawn from the key disciplines in sport and exercise science, including physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

The Undergraduate Research Handbook


Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364969
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.

Encouraging Words

A Source Book of Words and Phrases for Dissertation and Report Writers
Author: Malinda L. Hayes
Publisher: Beckham Publications
ISBN: 0931761689
Category: Reference
Page: 58
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Educational specialist Hayes's powerful new manual gives readers the tools needed to produce documents with the winning edge. Find the right phrase, avoid repetition and overcome writer's block. "A useful reference for graduate students at the dissertation or thesis state" -- Ken Pepion, Director, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education