Structuring Your Research Thesis

Author: Susan Carter
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137009365
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Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.

Structuring The Thesis

Author: David Kember
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9811305110
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The book is a collective investigation of the structuring of theses in education, the social sciences and other disciplines that commonly do not follow the standard procedures of the scientific method. To help research students design a structure for their own thesis and liberate their investigations from the constraints associated with the use of the conventional structure, it explains how the structures adopted were designed to suit the topic, methodology and paradigm. It also provides a wide range of examples to draw upon, which suit a broad spectrum of theory, methodological approaches, research methods and paradigms. Additionally, by analyzing the methodologies and paradigms, and reviewing the methodological and paradigmatic spectrum, it offers a significant contribution to the way research is conceptualized. The book addresses a number of key questions faced by students, supervisors and examiners: •Why do examiners often find it difficult to read work in non-scientific disciplines when theses are structured in accordance with the conventional scientific method? •Why do students in non-scientific disciplines struggle to write up the outcomes of their research in the conventional structure? •What alternative thesis structures can be devised to better suit the wide range of methods? •Which theories and paradigms are commonly followed in education and the social sciences and how do these perspectives influence the research process? •What methods, theories and paradigms are commonly adopted by education and social science students and what problems do these pose when students write their theses?

Writing Your Thesis

Author: Paul Oliver
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446287130
Size: 18,22 MB
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Expert guidance for postgraduate and research students on how to plan, prepare and produce a thesis or dissertation.

Writing A Watertight Thesis

Author: Mike Bottery
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350046981
Size: 16,32 MB
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Writing a doctoral thesis can be an arduous and confusing process. This book provides a clear framework for developing a sound structure for your thesis, using a simple approach to make it watertight, defensible and clear. Bottery and Wright draw on their extensive experience of supervising and examining numerous doctorates from an internationally diverse and multicultural student body both in the UK and overseas, and include examples of how successful theses have been made watertight along with exercises to enable readers to do the same thing to their own thesis. The authors demonstrate how the key to making a thesis watertight lies in selecting the central research question and the sub-research questions that together collectively answer this main one. If these questions are well formulated the thesis can be defended successfully against criticism on structural grounds – a major part of the battle. Including chapters on the viva process, strength-testing your thesis and essential preparation for writing up your research, this is the resource for anyone looking to produce a well-structured, watertight piece of research.

The College Student S Guide To Writing A Great Research Paper

Author: Erika Eby
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601386052
Size: 11,95 MB
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In this new book, you will learn tips for formatting your research paper, as well as how to complete a cohesive, well-structured assignment for any college course. The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper will walk you through the entire process of writing a research paper, from choosing a topic, to conducting your research, to writing and editing each draft of the assignment. You will learn how to properly use the library, as well as tricks for finding relevant and credible articles, books, and online sources. This comprehensive guide then takes you a step further, with information on how to check your work for plagiarism and eliminate it from your paper altogether as you learn how to use your research as a source to support your thesis. Filled with tips for finding reputable sources and conducting research efficiently, even English majors will find this guide useful in defining a focused thesis and developing it throughout an entire paper, regardless of the required word count. Using the step-by-step instructions and writing guidelines offered in this book, you will learn how to manage your time while simultaneously mastering the basics-choosing a unique topic, taking notes from your research and incorporating them into your writing, and citing sources in MLA or APA style (or style laid out by other reference manuals). Get your creative juices flowing with our list of prompts, or compare your work or outline to samples from real research papers; then polish your paper off with grammar and style tips from professional editors. Use the checklists included in this book to make sure your paper measures up to any criteria, as you learn how to keep your paper consistent in style, tone, punctuation, capitalization, and more. This book is filled with hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to make your research paper stand out in the stack.

The Good Paper

Author: Lotte Rienecker
Editor:
ISBN: 9788759317907
Size: 20,33 MB
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This is a handbook for writing research papers, BA and other projects, theses, essays etc. in Danish higher education. The book is written for students who must independently formulate a research question and search for literature for their research papers: - Bachelor theses - Research papers - projects at all levels of project oriented education -- Master and diploma theses. The book includes numerous annotated examples of good papers from a great number of university educations and professional bachelor programmes. The books view is that the research paper is a genre that cuts across fields and disciplines. This genre has five fundamental guiding elements which can be illustrated by the pentagon model: 1 - Research question; 2 - Purpose; 3 - Data, materials and phenomena; 4 - Theories, concepts and methods; 5 - Research design. The book includes activities along with explanations: How do you write a good paper? Forms for all activities can be found on: samfundslitteratur.dk/thegoodpaper. By using these forms and adjusting them to their own use, students will gain a good and methodical start to their work.

Writing A Dissertation For Dummies

Author: Carrie Winstanley
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119996058
Size: 14,80 MB
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Producing a dissertation has become a major requirement of most university courses, both undergraduate and Masters. It's likely to be the largest single piece of work you'll have to submit - and also the hardest! Writing a Dissertation For Dummies walks you through all the practical and theoretical aspects of writing a dissertation to help you produce a first-class work. This guide is ideal for any student in the broad range of the social sciences, from anthropology to law, psychology to media studies. From choosing a topic, to researching the literature, utilising your supervisor, managing your time, and structuring and writing your dissertation, you'll be able to avoid all the common mistakes and stay on top of your workload throughout the process. You'll also find tips on the best way to reference your work, and expert advice on presentation and binding. This is a must if you want to maximise your marks on your university dissertation. Writing a Dissertation For Dummies covers: Part I: What is a Dissertation? Chapter 1: So You Have to Write a Dissertation Chapter 2: Thinking About a Research Question Part II: Getting Set Up for Your Dissertation Chapter 3: The Structure of Your Dissertation Chapter 4: Getting Started Chapter 5: Finalising Your Research Question, Dissertation 'Type' And Considering Ethics Chapter 6: Reading Efficiently and Taking Useful Notes Part III: Getting On With Your Research Chapter 7: Researching in Libraries and the Using the Internet Chapter 8: Creating Your Own Empirical Data Chapter 9: Analysing Data And Drawing Conclusions Chapter 10: Staying on Track Part IV: Writing and Polishing Chapter 11: Managing Your Argument: 'Writing Up' Your Non-Empirical Dissertation Chapter 12: Writing Up Your Empirical Dissertation Chapter 13: Writing Effectively Chapter 14: References, Bibliographies and Appendices Chapter 15: Sorting Out The Presentation of Your Dissertation Part V: Managing The Overall Experience Chapter 16: Your Work Habits Chapter 17: Looking After Yourself Physically and Emotionally Chapter 18: Ten Common Dissertation Pitfalls to Avoid Chapter 19: Ten Essential Tips For Completing Your Dissertation Chapter 20: Ten Items For Your Very Final Checklist

Planning Your Qualitative Research Thesis And Project

Author: Tom O'Donoghue
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351165542
Size: 15,52 MB
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The new edition of Planning Your Qualitative Research Thesis and Project provides easily accessible worked examples and valuable models which can be used as guides for plans and proposals. By demonstrating the thought and forward planning that is required when proposing a credible interpretivist study, this book provides the reader with all the theory and practical understanding necessary to conduct a successful qualitative research project. This new edition provides examples of contemporary topics related to a range of countries across the developed and developing world, and new chapters which include: An example of a ‘prospectives‘ study Policy studies and the interpretivist paradigm Life history studies Interactionist historical studies The interpretivist paradigm and research based on ‘problem focused‘ ideas With chapters and studies providing contemporary and relevant examples, this new edition is the perfect introductory guide for students looking to complete their first qualitative thesis project. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it is an accessible introduction, and an invaluable resource for early stage doctoral students, and for students undertaking research and enquiry.

Urban Learners

Author: Robert De Lucia
Editor: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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Written specifically with the urban learner in mind, this comprehensive, interactive, and motivational book is designed to promote and enhance college success for those who attend urban and commuter campuses. This is the only book available that targets and relates material to this specific freshman group, and it promotes college success in four major areas: 1) skills development; 2) personal growth and adjustment; 3) career development; and 4) orientation and integration to college. Money Management: Risks and Responsibilities; How to Write A Research Paper: A Practical Step-by-Step Approach; The Challenges of Urban College Adjustment; Exploring and Understanding the College Community; The Confident Learner: Attitudes and Study Strategies that Create College Success; Mastering Time; Critical Thinking: A Socratic Approach to Empowering Your Mind; Note Taking: A Tool for Learning; Test Taking: Strategies for Success; Family: Source of Inspiration, Source of Stress; Forming Healthy Relationships; Celebrating Diversity; Coping with Stress in the Freshman Year; AIDS and other Health Concerns; Planning for Your Future Career. Anyone attending an urban or commuter college.

Writing Your Master S Thesis

Author: Lynn P. Nygaard
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1473965543
Size: 14,94 MB
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Are you looking to find your voice, hone your writing tactics, and cultivate communication skills with impact? Using real-world cases, student vignettes, and reflective questions, Lynn leads you through the A to Zen of the writing process, building your confidence as well as developing your skills. Find out how to: Understand yourself, your audience, and your project, so you better understand your role in communicating research Choose a question and plan an appropriate design Build a foundation of ethics and background research into your writing practice Find your own writing (life)style Work with your supervisor, so you can get the best from the relationship Navigate structure, arguments, and theory, for deeper critical engagement Contextualize your research and maximize its impact. Going beyond the standard ‘how to survive’ advice, this inspiring writing guide empowers you to develop the voice, tone, and critical engagement required for you to thrive at Master’s level