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.
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.
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.
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.