This book gives a complete guide to carrying out and completing a project or dissertation which has a leadership or management focus. It is written in accessible, jargon-free language and provides practical advice in all the relevant areas of research and its reporting. The authors provide case examples of students' work from a range of contexts. They give guidance on what pitfalls to avoid, and show clearly how to structure the project, write a literature review, present personal research findings, as well as how to understand different kinds of research, assessment, and maximising tutorial support. The book is essential for Masters' students - and their tutors - in fields such as education or business studies, giving a clear step-by-step approach to doing the fieldwork and writing up the outcomes, including how to make conclusions and recommendations. It provides a comprehensive resource to ensure success in leadership and management projects and dissertations. DAVID MIDDLEWOOD is a part-time Research Fellow at The University of Warwick, UK, having previously worked for the Universities of Leicester and Lincoln.
IAN ABBOTT is an associate professor at the University of Warwick, UK. He is currently the director of external relations at the Institute of Education at the University.