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Dissertations and Project Reports

A Step by Step Guide

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 224
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Macmillan Study Skills

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Bestselling author Stella Cottrell taps into her tried and tested formula for learning and brings students the essential guide to producing top-quality dissertations and project reports. The book breaks down this process...

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Bestselling author Stella Cottrell taps into her tried and tested formula for learning and brings students the essential guide to producing top-quality dissertations and project reports. The book breaks down this process into manageable chunks and covers everything from preparation and planning through to conducting research and writing up the finished article. Packed with dozens of hands-on activities and quotes from real students, this book demystifies dissertations and project reports and helps ensure that the process is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

This is an invaluable resource for students of all levels embarking on a dissertation, project report or other piece of extended writing. Its interdisciplinary approach means it is the ideal companion for students of all disciplines. 

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  • Helps students to conceptualise the project as a whole and establish a clear strategy from the get-go
  • Emphasises the importance of sound project management skills when producing long assignments
  • Provides explanations of purpose or rationale at specific steps, so students understand the reasoning behind what they are doing
  • Contains detailed checklists, self-evaluations and reflective activities at every step to help students stay on track and manage their project effectively
  • Includes insights from students with first-hand experience of writing an extended piece of academic writing

Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: PREPARATION AND PLANNING 1. Where Do I Start?
2. What Makes a Good Dissertation or Research Project?
3. Project Managing Your Dissertation
4. Managing Yourself for the Task
5. Time and Timing
6. Working with Your Supervisor
PART II: DEVELOPING YOUR PROPOSAL 7. Understanding the Assignment Brief
8. Selecting Your Topic and Title
9. Literature Search and Review
10. Principles of Good Research
11. Methodologies: Approaches to Research
12. Ethical Considerations
13. Writing the Research Proposal
PART III: CONDUCTING THE RESEARCH 14. The Evidence Base
15. Working with Participants
16. Experiments
17. Observations
18. Surveys and Questionnaires
19. Interviews
20. Case Studies
21. Interpreting Your Findings
PART IV: WRITING IT UP 22. Your Writing Strategy
23. Getting the Structure Right
24. Fine Tuning your Writing
25. Viva Exams
Final Considerations
References
Index.
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Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, and Skills for Success: Personal Development and Employability. She was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.

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Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, and Skills for Success: Personal Development and Employability. She was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.

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