Structuring Your Research Thesis

Author: Susan Carter,Frances Kelly,Ian Brailsford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137009365
Category: Reference
Page: 104
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Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.

Structuring the Thesis

Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings
Author: David Kember,Michael Corbett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811305110
Category: Education
Page: 427
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The book is a collective investigation of the structuring of theses in education, the social sciences and other disciplines that commonly do not follow the standard procedures of the scientific method. To help research students design a structure for their own thesis and liberate their investigations from the constraints associated with the use of the conventional structure, it explains how the structures adopted were designed to suit the topic, methodology and paradigm. It also provides a wide range of examples to draw upon, which suit a broad spectrum of theory, methodological approaches, research methods and paradigms. Additionally, by analyzing the methodologies and paradigms, and reviewing the methodological and paradigmatic spectrum, it offers a significant contribution to the way research is conceptualized. The book addresses a number of key questions faced by students, supervisors and examiners: •Why do examiners often find it difficult to read work in non-scientific disciplines when theses are structured in accordance with the conventional scientific method? •Why do students in non-scientific disciplines struggle to write up the outcomes of their research in the conventional structure? •What alternative thesis structures can be devised to better suit the wide range of methods? •Which theories and paradigms are commonly followed in education and the social sciences and how do these perspectives influence the research process? •What methods, theories and paradigms are commonly adopted by education and social science students and what problems do these pose when students write their theses?

Writing Your Master's Thesis

From A to Zen
Author: Lynn P. Nygaard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473965543
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Are you looking to find your voice, hone your writing tactics, and cultivate communication skills with impact? Using real-world cases, student vignettes, and reflective questions, Lynn leads you through the A to Zen of the writing process, building your confidence as well as developing your skills. Find out how to: Understand yourself, your audience, and your project, so you better understand your role in communicating research Choose a question and plan an appropriate design Build a foundation of ethics and background research into your writing practice Find your own writing (life)style Work with your supervisor, so you can get the best from the relationship Navigate structure, arguments, and theory, for deeper critical engagement Contextualize your research and maximize its impact. Going beyond the standard ‘how to survive’ advice, this inspiring writing guide empowers you to develop the voice, tone, and critical engagement required for you to thrive at Master’s level

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods
Author: Lisa A. Baglione
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506367410
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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Even students capable of writing excellent essays still find their first major political science research paper an intimidating experience. Crafting the right research question, finding good sources, properly summarizing them, operationalizing concepts and designing good tests for their hypotheses, presenting and analyzing quantitative as well as qualitative data are all tough-going without a great deal of guidance and encouragement. Writing a Research Paper in Political Science breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students what they need to do at each stage to successfully complete each component until the paper is finished. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course.

Planning Your Qualitative Research Thesis and Project

An Introduction to Interpretivist Research in Education and the Social Sciences
Author: Tom O'Donoghue
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351165542
Category: Education
Page: 206
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The new edition of Planning Your Qualitative Research Thesis and Project provides easily accessible worked examples and valuable models which can be used as guides for plans and proposals. By demonstrating the thought and forward planning that is required when proposing a credible interpretivist study, this book provides the reader with all the theory and practical understanding necessary to conduct a successful qualitative research project. This new edition provides examples of contemporary topics related to a range of countries across the developed and developing world, and new chapters which include: An example of a ‘prospectives‘ study Policy studies and the interpretivist paradigm Life history studies Interactionist historical studies The interpretivist paradigm and research based on ‘problem focused‘ ideas With chapters and studies providing contemporary and relevant examples, this new edition is the perfect introductory guide for students looking to complete their first qualitative thesis project. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it is an accessible introduction, and an invaluable resource for early stage doctoral students, and for students undertaking research and enquiry.

Writing a Watertight Thesis

A Guide to Successful Structure and Defence
Author: Mike Bottery,Nigel Wright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781350046955
Page: 192
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Writing a doctoral thesis can be an arduous and confusing process. This book provides a clear framework for developing a sound structure for your thesis, using a simple approach to make it watertight, defensible and clear. Bottery and Wright draw on their extensive experience of supervising and examining numerous doctorates from an internationally diverse and multicultural student body both in the UK and overseas, and include examples of how successful theses have been made watertight along with exercises to enable readers to do the same thing to their own thesis. The authors demonstrate how the key to making a thesis watertight lies in selecting the central research question and the sub-research questions that together collectively answer this main one. If these questions are well formulated the thesis can be defended successfully against criticism on structural grounds - a major part of the battle. Including chapters on the viva process, strength-testing your thesis and essential preparation for writing up your research, this is the resource for anyone looking to produce a well-structured, watertight piece of research.

How to Write a Better Thesis

Author: David Evans,Paul Gruba,Justin Zobel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319042866
Category: Computers
Page: 167
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From proposal to examination, producing a dissertation or thesis is a challenge. Grounded in decades of experience with research training and supervision, this fully updated and revised edition takes an integrated, down-to-earth approach drawing on case studies and examples to guide you step-by-step towards productive success. Early chapters frame the tasks ahead and show you how to get started. From there, practical advice and illustrations take you through the elements of formulating research questions, working with software, and purposeful writing of each of the different kinds of chapters, and finishes with a focus on revision, dissemination and deadlines. How to Write a Better Thesis presents a cohesive approach to research that will help you succeed.

Five Chapter Model for Research Thesis Writing

108 Practical Lessons for MS/MBA/M.Tech/M.Phil/LLM/Ph.D Students
Author: Dr. Raghu Korrapati
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9352617614
Category: Self-Help
Page: 344
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Dr. Raghu Korrapati's newest book is a seminal work that is bound to be soon accepted as a significant and powerful contribution to the literature on higher education. This is his landmark effort to encapsulate in one place all that a research scholar might need during his/her research, be it on any subject or discipline. The result is a complex and nuanced picture of the nature, processes, and contexts of research scholarship in varied departmental, disciplinary and institutional cultures. Undoubtedly, this pivotal and pioneering book will prove to be valuable to both faculty and graduate students who study higher education. Further, institutional leaders, deans, and chairpersons of tenure, and promotion committees who seek to develop vaster comprehension of scholarship will also greatly benefit from this. The book is divided into 5 chapters – Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, and Summary, Conclusions, & Further Review – to provide insights and suggestions on every aspect of research based work and to assist you stay focused on doing the right things. I hope you will find your “new research guide” helpful in guiding you through this learning and exciting phase of your life. My expectation is that you will continue to learn and share the knowledge for the next generations of scholars and researchers.

Research Papers For Dummies

Author: Geraldine Woods
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053836
Category: Reference
Page: 360
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You're sitting at your desk in a classroom or in an airless cubicle, wondering how many minutes are left in a seemingly endless day, when suddenly your teacher or supervisor lowers the boom: She wants a research paper, complete with footnotes and a list of sources. She wants accuracy, originality, and good grammar. And – gasp! – she wants ten pages! You may be 16 years old or 60 years old, but your reaction is the same: Help! Take heart. A research paper may seem daunting, but it's a far-from-impossible project to accomplish. Turning research into writing is actually quite easy, as long as you follow a few proven techniques. And that's where Research Papers For Dummies steps in to help. In this easy-to-understand guide, you find out how to search for information using both traditional printed sources and the electronic treasure troves of the Internet. You also discover how to take all those bits of information, discarding the irrelevant ones, and put them into a form that illustrates your point with clarity and originality. Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find in Research Papers For Dummies: Types of research papers, from business reports to dissertations The basic ingredients of a paper: Introduction, body, conclusion, footnotes, and bibliography Note-taking methods while doing research Avoiding plagiarism and other research paper pitfalls Defining your thesis statement and choosing a structure for your paper Supporting your argument and drawing an insightful conclusion Revising and polishing your prose Top Ten lists on the best ways to begin your research online and in print Research Papers For Dummies also includes an appendix that's full of research paper ideas if you're stuck. If you're tasked with writing a research paper, chances are you already have a lot of demands on your time. You don't need another huge pile of papers to read. This book can actually save you time in the long run, because it gives you the easiest, fastest, and most successful methods for completing your paper.

The Good Paper

A Handbook for Writing Papers in Higher Education
Author: Lotte Rienecker,Peter Stray Jørgensen,Signe Skov
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788759317907
Category: Education
Page: 382
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This is a handbook for writing research papers, BA and other projects, theses, essays etc. in Danish higher education. The book is written for students who must independently formulate a research question and search for literature for their research papers: - Bachelor theses - Research papers - projects at all levels of project oriented education -- Master and diploma theses. The book includes numerous annotated examples of good papers from a great number of university educations and professional bachelor programmes. The books view is that the research paper is a genre that cuts across fields and disciplines. This genre has five fundamental guiding elements which can be illustrated by the pentagon model: 1 - Research question; 2 - Purpose; 3 - Data, materials and phenomena; 4 - Theories, concepts and methods; 5 - Research design. The book includes activities along with explanations: How do you write a good paper? Forms for all activities can be found on: By using these forms and adjusting them to their own use, students will gain a good and methodical start to their work.

Writing the Winning Thesis Or Dissertation

A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: Allan A. Glatthorn,Randy L. Joyner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761939610
Category: Education
Page: 268
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This revision provides a step-by-step approach to making the thesis or dissertation process easier and more manageable.

How to Write a Good Research Paper

Author: Peter Haisler
Publisher: Samfundslitteratur
ISBN: 9788759315552
Category: Education
Page: 75
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This concise book gives tangible advice on how to write a good academic research paper. It is useful for those writing short essays, one-year projects, bachelor's projects, or master's theses. The book offers: -A quick overview of how to write an academic research paper ways to organize the process of writing an academic research paper. -An overview of the most common problems encountered when writing academic research papers. -Practical guidelines that can be used throughout the writing process and during the examination an understanding of some of the different research. -Methodologies advice on how to obtain good grades on exams. On this site,, you can find a range of potential research topics appropriate for short and long research papers. You can also find several examples illustrating and further explaining the advice contained in this book, including examples of research questions, analyses, theories, introductions, methodology chapters, and more.

Writing Research Papers

A Student Guide for Use with Opposing Viewpoints
Author: Andrew Harnack
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 167
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Explains the basics of writing research papers, including coverage of MLA documentation style, effective presentations, and note-taking

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

A Handbook for Supervisors
Author: Brian Paltridge,Sue Starfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134195346
Category: Education
Page: 200
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The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation
Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023036800X
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

How to Do Your Research Project

A Guide for Students in Medicine and The Health Sciences
Author: Caroline Beardsmore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118642252
Category: Medical
Page: 152
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Getting involved in medical and biomedical research throughnecessity or personal choice can be a testing experience. Each stepof the process brings its own challenges, from liaising withsupervisors, to the lack of opportunities to promote completedresearch. This brand new How to provides a complete guide to theprocess: from the planning stages, to execution, write-up,preparation for the viva examination, and how to maximise theimpact of your research. It ensures you get the most out of theexperience, both in terms of personal development and academicachievement, and even provides guidance on what to do when thingsdon’t quite go to plan. An ideal companion, written by an experienced postgraduate tutor,this concise and user-friendly manual is full of practicalexercises, key points, and hints and tips, which will give you theedge when dealing with the more elusive realities of medical andhealthcare research.

Instructors Manual

Author: Leonard Rosen,Kathleen Shine Cain,Laurence Behrens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780205316342
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 242
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