Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.
The new edition of this best-selling guide has been thoroughly updated for today's digital world, covering all aspects of the writing process and now including extensive coverage of ethical issues, including plagiarism. It offers a rich blend of practical advice, abundant examples from actual manuscripts, and hands-on exercises.
An essential guide for succeeding in today's competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers alike with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This new, updated edition guides readers through the processes involved in publishing for scientific journals.
This updated and revised edition offers a comprehensive overview of key research methods and the main choices available when undertaking research in business and management. New to this edition is a comprehensive, practical guide on how to write your dissertation - invaluable to all.
A manual for college instructors seeking to integrate writing into their courses more effectively, this book suggests techniques for responding to student work, guiding student peer groups, and dealing with specific writing problems.
Using examples from all disciplines, this essential guide teaches students how to plan and research using qualitative and quantitative techniques and instruments, and how to construct arguments using evidence and language consistently. New features include 3 new chapters, helpful checklists, timelines and a feature looking at employability skills.
This textbook contains sections on how to choose a topic and design the project, how to write a critical literature review, concepts, conceptual frameworks and theories, collecting and analysing research material, interpreting the research material and, finally, framing arguments and writing the dissertation.
A friendly and accessible companion to doing a dissertation. Focuses on the early stages of getting started and making a plan, whilst also outlining the later stages and offering models to help students to look and plan ahead, right to the end. Diagrams and illustrations are used to make key points.
The first edition of this book contributed to improving countless dissertations and this new edition will continue to do the same - using the practical advice and guidance it offers could mean the difference between success and failure.
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.
Offers guidance to enable you to produce a successful report or dissertation. This book focuses on developing an effective writing style and argument. It shows you how to plan and deliver a perfect piece of writing to gain top marks.
Offers a plan to help those who have blanched at the prospect of finishing a long piece of writing. Eviatar Zerubavel describes how to set up a writing schedule and regular work habits that should take most of the anxiety and procrastination out of long-term writing, and make it enjoyable.
Students need more help than ever before in selecting their dissertation or project topic and ensuring this major project gets the best marks. This book provides crucial support that will help organise their thinking and get them on the road to success.
Covers all aspects of project management, explaining in a clear and structured way how to undertake a project and helping readers to identify and acquire the necessary skills to plan and carry out the research and writing. This book provides advice for preparing a project and choosing a topic and offers guidelines for writing a project proposal.
With examples from real theses, useful action plans in each chapter and a range of practical tips that are often missed in other books, this is a step-by-step guide to help you excel in your Master's dissertation.