Your dissertation is not a hurdle to jump or a battle to fight; as this handbook makes clear, your dissertation is the first of many destinations on the path of your professional career. Destination Dissertation guides you to the successful completion of your dissertation by framing the process as a stimulating and exciting trip-one that can be completed in fewer than nine months and by following twenty-nine specific steps. Sonja Foss and William Waters-your guides on this trip-explain concrete and efficient processes for completing the parts of the dissertation that tend to cause the most delays: conceptualizing a topic, developing a pre-proposal, writing a literature review, writing a proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing the last chapter. This guidebook is crafted for use by students in all disciplines and for both quantitative and qualitative dissertations, and incorporates a wealth of real-life examples from every step of the journey.
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.
This new text offers a completely comprehensive overview of key research methods and the main choices available when undertaking a dissertation. It is a clear, concise and practical guide containing wealth of outstanding examples for each method covered. Taking you through the entire life cycle of a dissertation, the text covers everything from the purposes of research through to chapters on gathering primary and secondary data; using literature; quantitative and qualitative research; managing your research; using data and research ethics. Individual chapters are allied to a powerful critical commentary showing how some of the world`s leading scholars have used particular methods in their own research. Carefully constructed to achieve the greatest clarity for the student the text gives the reader:
- In-text exercises
- End of chapter` review questions with solutions
- Exemplar papers identified and discussed for each of the main methods
- Directed further reading for developing understanding in key areas
It is an essential learning aid for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates across a wide range of business and management courses and it comes with a range of supported learning materials including tutorials, lecture slides and tutor notes.
Author: By Carrie Winstanley. Pages: 363 Size: 18.53 MB Format: PDF Publisher: For Dummies
Published: 06 January, 2011
Producing a dissertation has become a major requirement of most university courses, both undergraduate and Masters. It`s likely to be the largest single piece of work you`ll have to submit – and also the hardest! Writing a Dissertation For Dummies walks you through all the practical and theoretical aspects of writing a dissertation to help you produce a first-class work. This guide is ideal for any student in the broad range of the social sciences, from anthropology to law, psychology to media studies. From choosing a topic, to researching the literature, utilising your supervisor, managing your time, and structuring and writing your dissertation, you`ll be able to avoid all the common mistakes and stay on top of your workload throughout the process. You`ll also find tips on the best way to reference your work, and expert advice on presentation and binding. This is a must if you want to maximise your marks on your university dissertation. Writing a Dissertation For Dummies covers:
- What is a Dissertation?
- So You Have to Write a Dissertation
- Thinking About a Research Question
- Getting Set Up for Your Dissertation
- The Structure of Your Dissertation
- Getting Started
- Finalising Your Research Question, Dissertation `Type` And Considering Ethics
- Reading Efficiently and Taking Useful Notes
- Getting On With Your Research
- Researching in Libraries and the Using the Internet
- Creating Your Own Empirical Data
- Analysing Data And Drawing Conclusions
- Staying on Track
- Writing and Polishing
- Managing Your Argument: `Writing Up` Your Non-Empirical Dissertation
- Writing Up Your Empirical Dissertation
- Writing Effectively
- References, Bibliographies and Appendices
- Sorting Out The Presentation of Your Dissertation
- Managing The Overall Experience
- Your Work Habits
- Looking After Yourself Physically and Emotionally
- Ten Common Dissertation Pitfalls to Avoid Chapter
- Ten Essential Tips For Completing Your Dissertation Chapter
- Ten Items For Your Very Final Checklist
Problem Based Learning in Health and Social Care offers a practical insight into the opportunities, benefits and challenges of using problem based learning (PBL) in health and social care education and also student directed learning (SDL) as a learning and teaching tool. It represents a collection of practical and emerging concepts in terms of how to do PBL and SDL and considers the practical barriers and solutions, challenges to self awareness and finally future potentialities and directions for learning.
For introductory computer courses on Microsoft Office 2010 or courses in computer concepts with a lab component for Microsoft Office 2010 applications. The goal of the Exploring series has been to move students beyond the point and click, helping them understand the why and how behind each skill. The Exploring series for Office 2010 also enables students to extend the learning beyond the classroom. Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did five years ago. With this in mind, the Exploring series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everybody needs to know. A lot of learning takes place outside of the classroom, and the Exploring series provides learning tools that students can access anytime, anywhere.
Thoroughly updated to reflect the new requirements of CILIP’s revamped suite of Professional Registration qualifications, this is the essential ‘how to’ guide to producing a successful portfolio. Reflecting on achievements and presenting evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills underpin many professional and educational qualifications. Building a portfolio is key to recording and demonstrating this professional development, and gaining official recognition in the form of Professional Registration qualifications. Set out in a user-friendly format, and covering each element of a portfolio, the guide is jam-packed with examples, useful hints and tips, personal contributions from successful applicants, web links, and further reading to help you develop a top-notch portfolio. The role of the VLE, new submission routes including e-submission and the new route to Revalidation all clearly explained. Readership: Library and information practitioners working towards any of the three levels of CILIP Professional Registration (Certification, Chartership, Fellowship), candidates for Revalidation and those beginning their first job in the sector. Mentors, employers of library and information staff, students of library and information science, and others interested in effectively recording their continuing professional development.
Author: Chantal Simon, Hazel Everitt, Francoise van Dorp, and Matt Burkes
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Print ISBN-13: 9780199671038
Fully revised to reflect the new changes to the GP contract and the GP curriculum, this fourth edition of the best-selling Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a practical guide to all aspects of general practice, including everything from vital clinical information to valuable practical guidance from experienced GPs. Comprehensively covering everything a doctor needs to work in, or manage a GP practice, this resource ensures readers are always up-to-date with the latest guidelines, the most recent protocols, and cutting-edge clinical information. It is fully illustrated, features many useful figures, diagrams, management boxes, and tables, and new full colour photographs have been added to the dermatology and ophthalmology chapters.
“How to Master the IELTS” is the ultimate study companion for your journey into international education and employment. With four Academic tests and two General Training tests, this comprehensive practice tool provides important revision for every aspect of the exam. It includes FREE downloadable MP3 files for the listening test; multiple choice questions; speaking exercises; flow chart and diagram tests; word recognition exercises; writing tasks; reading comprehension passages as well as full answers and explanations. Also including two appendices to aid learning and help develop your vocabulary, this straightforward guide is the only resource you`ll need to practice and pass the IELTS.
Internal Coaching: The Inside Story provides a window into the world of internal coaching: the challenges and rewards for the coaches themselves and the ways in which organisations can ensure that they can get best value for money from their investment in them.Internal coaching is booming. A recent survey showed that nearly four fifths of large organisations in the UK believe that internal coaching (that is coaching delivered by one employee to another in a different chain of command) will grow over the next three years. Yet there has been surprisingly little written about the unique nature of the internal coaching role. Drawing on the stories of hundreds of internal coaches, coach sponsors, lead coaches, supervisors of internal coaches and coach trainers, Internal Coaching: The Inside Story gives internal coaches a voice. It makes available to hard-pressed HR directors, talent managers, and learning and development professionals the fruits of very practical research into what is working in organisations and how they might maximise the value for money they get from their investment in internal coaches. The whole aim is to stimulate thinking and be a catalyst for generating options and choices.