Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Tips and Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Author: Fred C. Lunenburg,Beverly J. Irby
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141294225X
Category: Education
Page: 333
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This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.

Die Public Relations von Mega-Events

Die Fußball-WM 2010 und die Hadsch 2009 und 2010 im Vergleich
Author: Chaban Salih
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658035714
Category: Social Science
Page: 413
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Die Bedeutung von Mega-Events wie Fußball-Weltmeisterschaften, EXPOs, Weltjugendtage, Olympische Spiele oder auch Pilgerfahrten nach Mekka (Hadsch) hat in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten stetig zugenommen. Zum Erfolg bzw. Misserfolg solcher Mega-Events leisten Public Relations (PR) einen erheblichen Beitrag. Auf der Grundlage der empirischen Ergebnisse zur PR der Fußball-WM 2010 in Südafrika und der Hadsch (Pilgerfahrt) in Saudi-Arabien sowie theoretischen Auseinandersetzungen arbeitet Chaban Salih die typischen Merkmale der PR von Mega-Events heraus. Dabei zeigt sich, dass sich deren spezifische Planung, Organisation und Umsetzung von der PR staatlicher Institutionen, Unternehmen und Non-Profit-Organisationen unterscheidet. Gleichzeitig werden Unterschiede in der PR der Hadsch und der Fußball-WM aufgezeigt.

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

Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance


Author: Tracey D. Matthews,Kimberly T. Kostelis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118067116
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance shows students how to become effective producers and consumers of health and human performance research. The book provides comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and includes step-by-step guidance for writing effective research proposals and theses. In addition, the authors show how to read, assess, interpret, and apply published research and how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation. Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance is filled with illustrative examples that emphasize the real-world applications of research methods. Throughout, the authors draw on a variety of examples that were selected because they provide a context to further the understanding of health and human performance research. Research to Practice examples and Tips are included by the authors to help students better appreciate the book's content. These study aids provide suggestions and additional resources to assist students in understanding the research process. Key Terms, defined and highlighted, enrich each chapter. Chapter Review Questions, designed to help students comprehend and follow best practices in research methods, close each chapter. Online resources and guides developed by the authors to support and enhance students' learning of important research concepts are available.

The Research Companion

A practical guide for those in the social sciences, health and development
Author: Petra M. Boynton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317422538
Category: Social Science
Page: 300
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Have you ever wanted to know an effective and ethical way to: Design a study? Recruit participants? Report findings? And improve the quality and output of your research? The Research Companion focuses on the practical skills needed to complete research in the social or health sciences and development. It covers the behind-the-scenes essentials you need to run an effective and ethical piece of research and offers clear, honest advice to help avoid typical problems and improve standards and outcomes. It addresses each stage of the research process from thinking of a research idea, through to managing, monitoring, completing and reporting your project, and working effectively and safely with participants and colleagues. As well as covering theoretical issues in research, the book is full of links to other resources and contains practical tips and stories from researchers at all levels. This new edition is fully updated to reflect shifts in funding structures, open access, and online developments and has a link to a blog and friendly online community for readers to connect with diverse researchers all sharing experiences and offering practical advice. The Research Companion brings hard-earned lessons from the real world to offer invaluable guidance to all students of the social and health sciences, from those just beginning their first research project, to experienced researchers and practitioners. It will be instrumental in raising readers’ competence levels and making their research more accurate, ethical, and productive.

How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application

A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists
Author: Willo Pequegnat,Ellen Stover,Cheryl Anne Boyce
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441914545
Category: Medical
Page: 300
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Over the last fifty years behavioral and medical research has been generously supported by the federal government, private foundations, and other philanthropic organizations contributing to the development of a vibrant public health system both in the United States and worldwide. However, these funds are dwindling and to stay competitive, investigators must understand the funding environment and know how to translate their hypotheses into research grant applications that reviewers evaluate as having scientific merit. The Second Edition of ‘How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application’ is the only book of its kind written by federal research investigators which provides technical assistance for researchers applying for biobehavioral and psychosocial research funding and can give them an edge in this competitive environment. The book provides invaluable tips on all aspects of the art of grantsmanship, including: how to determine research opportunities and priorities, how to develop the different elements of an application, how to negotiate the electronic submission and review processes, and how to disseminate the findings. Charts, visual aids, Web links, an extensive real-world example of a research proposal with budget, and a "So You Were Awarded Your Grant—Now What?" chapter show prospective applicants how to: - Formulate a testworthy—and interesting—hypothesis. - Select the appropriate research mechanism. - Avoid common pitfalls in proposal writing. - Develop an adequate control group. - Conduct a rigorous qualitative inquiry. - Develop a budget justification of costs. - Develop a human subjects of animal welfare plan. - Write a data analytic plan. - Design a quality control/assurance program. - Read between the lines of a summary of the review of your application. Although its focus is on Public Health Service funding, ‘How to Write a Successful Research Grant’ is equally useful for all research proposals, including graduate students preparing a thesis or dissertation proposal. Service providers in community-based organizations and public health agencies will also find this a useful resource in preparing a proposal to compete for grant funds from state and community resources, non-government organizations, and foundations.

How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences

A Very Practical Guide for Students
Author: Phillip Chong Ho Shon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446281175
Category: Study Aids
Page: 120
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'Shon's writing is engaging and entertaining; he opens up the "black box" of academic reading and writing, explaining how to decode and critique formal scientific writing and systematically organize information gained from reading journal articles' - Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, School of Psychology, University of Cardiff, UK 'Once the reader has mastered Philip Shon's codes and applied them to texts, it will become increasingly impossible not to write and critique with integrity. I thoroughly recommend this book' - Professor Helen Cowie, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK Many texts provide tips for successfully writing theses, dissertations, and journal articles. All argue that writing is like any other skill - it has to be developed, taught, and practiced daily. The same is certainly true of academic reading, yet many advanced students have trouble with the essential skill of 'reading critically'. This handy guide teaches you how to read so you're able to maximize your output in the writing process, whether you're a student or early career researcher. The author's unique reading code teaches you how to approach social and behavioural science journal articles as texts that can be deciphered structurally, mechanically and grammatically. The strategies included allow you to systematize the reading, note-taking and organizing of voluminous amounts of information in an easily identifiable and retrievable format, which will be a huge confidence boost to anyone who struggles with this first phase in the writing process. This book is indispensable for social and behavioural science students and researchers worldwide wanting to sharpen their critical evaluative skills for better academic writing. ? 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!

Qualitative Interviews


Author: Sabina Misoch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110354616
Category: Social Science
Page: 301
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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.

Management and Business Research


Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Paul R. Jackson,Lena J. Jaspersen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526450976
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 464
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Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback* The Sixth Edition continues to give students a comprehensive overview of what is needed to carry-out successful and effective research, with practical hands-on guidance on how to conduct a dissertation project or research thesis, in business and management. New to This Edition: Complimentary fully integrated interactive eBook version. Coverage of online data collection, netnography, big data and data visualization. Research philosophy in chapter 3 is further supported and enhanced by an author video overview available online and a pull out at the back of the book that gives a useful visual representation of each key component of the research process using a tree as a metaphor. Annotated further reading recommendations. An important new feature is the “Research in Action” textboxes, which consist of engaging accounts of real-world research experiences from academics, practitioners and students. Examples include measuring the impact of development programmes on Chinese rural communities, and qualitative data being used to measure the experiences of UK taxi drivers. Each contributor has also given a practical ‘top tip’ for doing research successfully. The book is complemented by a FREE Interactive eBook and online resources including PowerPoint slides, datasets, multiple-choice questions, e-flashcards and links to additional online material. Suitable reading for any student carrying out a research project, dissertation or thesis in business and management. *Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781526446954). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).

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DRM, a Design Research Methodology


Author: Lucienne T.M. Blessing,Amaresh Chakrabarti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848825870
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 397
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The initial motivator for the development of DRM, a Design Research Methodology, and the subsequent writing of this book was our frustration about the lack of a common terminology, benchmarked research methods, and above all, a common research methodology in design. A shared view of the goals and framework for doing design research was missing. Design is a multidisciplinary activity occurring in multiple application areas and involving multiple stakeholders. As a consequence, design research emerges in a variety of disciplines for a variety of applications with a variety of subjects. This makes it particularly difficult to review its literature, relate various pieces of work, find common ground, and validate and share results that are so essential for sustained progress in a research community. Above all, design research needs to be successful not only in an academic sense, but also in a practical sense. How could we help the community develop knowledge that is both academically and practically worthwhile? Each of us had our individual ideas of how this situation could be improved. Lucienne Blessing, while finishing her thesis that involved studying and improving the design process, developed valuable insights about the importance and relationship of empirical studies in developing and evaluating these improvements. Amaresh Chakrabarti, while finishing his thesis on developing and evaluating computational tools for improving products, had developed valuable insights about integrating and improving the processes of building and evaluating tools.