Bestselling study skills author Stella Cottrell brings her tried and tested approach to help you succeed with your dissertations and project reports. With plenty of hands-on activities, checklists and planners, this guide covers everything you need to know, from choosing a topic and developing a proposal, to conducting and writing up your research.
What delivery methods are available to make education accessible to a wide variety of potential learners? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How can instructors create effective learning environments in distance courses? What support from administrators and staff is essential? What guidelines are used by accrediting agencies to assure program quality? This highly readable book by three experienced faculty members answers these questions and more. Both theoretical and practical, the book presents proven principles and research-based advice. Drawing upon their experience with a variety of delivery modes, the authors provide readers with tips they can use in designing, implementing, and evaluating distance courses and programs.
What is viva and how can students prepare for it? What should supervisors consider when selecting PhD examiners? The doctoral examination process has been shrouded in mystery and has been a source of anxiety and concern for students, supervisors and examiners alike. This book provides constructive ways of understanding the doctoral examination.
A new type of introduction to Politics and International Relations that examines how, why and what we study. Systematic and accessible in its approach, it introduces the analytical toolkits needed to study Politics and IR. The book takes a fully integrated approach to domestic and global politics, incorporating real-world case studies throughout.
This is designed for those learning qualitative research and those more advanced in the field. It focuses on understanding both the cognitive processes of qualitative research and the affective "feel" engendered.
This book provides social science researchers with both a strong rationale for the importance of thinking reflexively and a practical guide to doing it. The first book to build on Pierre Bourdieu's reflexive work, it combines academic analysis with practical examples and case studies. The book will be of interest to researchers and students.
This work guides science and technology students through all the communication involved in a typical course, from the first assignment to the final project report or dissertation. There are examples, practical advice and details on how to compose a CV, apply for a job, and succeed at an interview.
Provides guidance to the core areas of practical, aspirational and transferable skills needed by a student to achieve success on an academic course and to secure improved grades. This work also develops key workplace skills that can enable them to achieve success in their onward career.
Including new material on blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios, the second edition reflects the increasing number of e-learning courses. This practical, flexible text helps students enhance and develop their existing skills whether they are a distance learner, or at an institution which has e-learning integrated into their programmes.
Designed for secondary teachers to help and support delivery of key areas of the UK curriculum, namely work related learning, the Every Child Matters agenda, social and emotional competencies, and enterprise, this book offers insights and useful information, as well as practical and proven tools and techniques for students.
Packed with hands-on advice and examples from students themselves, this book provides information on developments in postgraduate study and includes advice on constructing effective research proposals, with examples of successful submissions. It is suitable for anyone embarking on postgraduate study.
Nigel Ford provides readers with the strategies they need when using the internet as part of their research and guides them through the necessary skills needed to independently conduct and evaluate research.
Learn how to study smarter and succeed at university, with the definitive guide to study skills. Packed with practical tips and advice, it's essential reading for anyone who wants to do their best at university.
Providing the key principles and methods needed to conduct a transdisciplinary study, this brief, introductory guide also offers numerous examples from multiple research sectors to show its effectiveness.
Effective evaluation can provide valuable insights into the way a programme, a course or an organisation is being run, and direction for improvement. This widely-used introduction to evaluation is intended for non-specialists in the human services who need to do evaluation as part of a busy workload.
Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
Updated for 2013, this is an indispensable guide to starting and running a small business. With sections on getting started, direct marketing, building customer relations, management and accounting, this text is a bible for small businesses.