This book will demystify the process for all those who have to navigate their way through research reports. The aim of this work is to improve student comprehension of research and to improve the quality of research reports which will be produced.
What is personality and how is it measured? Why are personality questionnaires used and what do employers do with the results? This guide helps readers to understand the questionnaires and explains some of the tricks of the psychologist's trade.
With training and practice, candidates can improve on their expected scores in graduate psychometric tests. Containing practice tests that cover the various different types of tests offered, this manual is suitable for those sitting Civil Service or GMAT qualifying tests. It also covers the type and amount of practice you should undertake.
Intended for those wishing to undertake research or to read and interpret research findings in any of the health science disciplines. This book covers both quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
This thoroughly revised and updated classic once again presents a guide to understanding, designing and conducting a qualitative research (QR) study. The third edition retains the reader-friendly, jargon-free style, making the book accessible to both novice and experienced researchers.
This excellent new edition of The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism will continue to demystify the referencing process and provide essential guidance on making sure you are not committing plagiarism.
Providing guidance to help students shape their theses, this book offers advice and practical tips and techniques. With useful summaries and checklists to help students to stay on track or regain their way, it introduces practical writing techniques such as free writing, generative writing and binge writing.
Provides an understanding of the term 'research student' to embrace all postgraduate students undertaking research, whether for traditional PhDs and MPhils or within programmes such as professional doctorates, 'taught' masters degrees, diplomas and certificates.
This bestselling planner is the complete self-management tool for students. It contains everything students need to organize their information and time effectively, including study skills advice, diary pages, personal finance guidance, timetables, useful contacts and websites, spelling rules, notes pages, bookmark, and plastic pocket.
At last, no more parents! But who's going to do your washing, and rescue you when you're short of cash? You're going to need survival skills. Think positively: view your student loan as the government's round (every night for three years)!
Draws on a stellar list of leading qualitative researchers, each of whom is writing on their own specialized area in qualitative research, but doing so in a way that is clear and accessible to students and those new to the field of qualitative methods.
Offers practical resources for students of all ages who have to organize their own learning and contend with homework, coursework and so on. This book contains information on the end flaps that can also be used to bookmark favourite pages.
A guide to university life written by two current students at Cardiff University, encompassing study, the social scene and accommodation. They cover issues from the chaos of Fresher's week and difficult landlords, to sex and social life, the stress of finals and beyond.
Suitable for beginners and advanced researchers, The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers is unique in providing, in one volume, an in-depth guide to each of the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data.
Profiling over 80 careers considered to have less straightforward entry routes, this book demystifies a range of unusual yet serious career options - from Interior Design and TV Presenting to Arboriculture and Perfusionists. The profiles give an honest account of what the jobs involve, as well as identifying future career prospects for readers.
An alternate version of the Communication in Everyday Life, this version includes four public speaking chapters with comprehensive coverage on preparing and delivering effective informative, persuasive, and special occasion presentations, in addition to practical instruction on communicating interpersonally, in groups, and with technology.
This book will help work-based students to successfully navigate academia. It is a hands-on guide for learners, helping them to get the most out of their university experience. Real-life case studies and useful activities are embedded throughout, illuminating the routes to university qualifications based on workplace activity.
Focuses on the differing needs of masters and PhD students. This title offers a fresh overview of the entire research chronology from start to finish. It includes student checklists and a chapter on research ethics.
Written in user-friendly language, this resource offers master's and doctoral level students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation.
This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study. Well-presented, featuring lively illustrations.
Using examples from a wide range of disciplines, the authors give readers expert advice on the entire dissertation process. The entire text has been updated with new examples, and there is also an up-to-the-minute discussion of online research and the use of software packages.
Full of advice on topics such as note taking, reading strategies and exam technique, this fully revised and updated edition motivates, inspires and guides dyslexic students through their college studies.
A practical guide allowing mature students to build on their strengths and overcome challenges. Includes worked examples, exercises and space for recording strategies and successes. Covers areas such as lectures, seminars, reading and note-taking, presentations, writing, exams, time management, finance and careers.
Available for the first time in simplified Chinese, The Study Skills Handbook helps you to develop the skills you need for higher level study, to obtain a good degree and plan for your future career. An international bestseller, the book is ideal for Chinese-speaking students embarking on a course at an English-speaking institution.
This best-selling guide will help you get to grips with the larger themes and issues behind historical study, while also showing you how to formulate your own ideas in a clear, analytical style. Fully updated throughout, further advice on web-based sources and avoiding plagiarism will equip you with the tools you need to succeed on your course.
We all have the ability to think conceptually and creatively, but for many of us this potential lies untapped. Smart Thinking will teach you how to generate your own original ideas, create new concepts, assess risk, solve problems and make balanced decisions. Above all, this book will show you how to truly think for yourself.
This book has established itself as one of the most popular introductory student guides in the field. The fourth edition has been updated throughout, with a brand new chapter on critics and contexts in essay writing. It shows the reader how to approach literature, featuring chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis.
Writing for Science Students is a practical guide to the techniques you need for accurate, clear and effective writing. This book takes you through each stage of the process, from understanding the requirements of your assignment and planning your research, right through to reading, structuring your writing and editing.
To write successfully in business - both at university and in the workplace - you need to communicate your ideas clearly and correctly; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen the clarity and credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible `way in' to the words and phrases you will need to use in essays, case studies and reports.
Are you studying, or planning to study, a degree taught in English? If so, this is the book for you. It's full of examples, ideas, activities and good advice to help you improve your English and make the most of your university experience, whether you are abroad or taking university classes in English at home.
- There are a host of useful illustrations, diagrams, checklists, exercises and real student stories to help you get the most from the book.- It's easy to find your way around the chapters so you can pick the bits that are most relevant for you.
Studying Law introduces students to the fundamental legal skills that they will need to successfully study the subject, such as case analysis, legislative interpretation, problem solving and essay writing, and to the core Law subjects themselves and the distinctions between them.
* A student-friendly and supportive guide to designing, implementing, analyzing and reporting on undergraduate degree projects. * A key new volume for the vast study skills market, written by the author of the bestselling Real World Research, Second Edition (Blackwell, 2002).
This best-selling planner is the complete self-management tool for students. It contains everything students need to organise their information and time effectively, including study skills advice, diary pages, personal finance guidance, timetables, useful contacts and websites, spelling rules, notes pages and much more.