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How to write a better thesis or report

Author: David Evans
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The core of this book is how to construct an argument - how to organize your material. Written in an accessible style, the book is intended for postgraduate students, who can carry out an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Academic theses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Evans
ISBN: 0522846653 9780522846652
OCLC Number: 34199120
Description: xi, 147 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Structure. The thesis itself. The individual chapters. A test for structural integrity --
3. Getting Started. Analysis of the problem. Integrating the writing with the research. Writing after you have done your own work --
4. Making Your Word Processor Work for You. Presentation. Writing, rewriting and editing. File management --
5. Presentation. Design and layout. Writing style. The 95 per cent syndrome. Referencing. Figures and tables. Appendixes --
6. The Introductory Chapter. Problem statement. Aim. Research approach --
7. The Background Chapters. Descriptive material. Review of theory. Preliminary investigations --
8. The Chapter on Design of Your Own Work. Generation of hypotheses. Selection of method. Study or case study? Design of research instruments --
9. The Results Chapter. Presenting the results. Analysing the results. Drawing conclusions --
10. The Discussion. The task of the chapter. Structuring the discussion --
11. The Conclusions. Structuring the conclusions. Rules about the conclusions --
12. Finishing. From first to second draft. Dotting the 'i's and crossing the 't's --
13. Other Types of Report. The differences between theses, reports and papers. Writing reports. Writing papers --
14. Joint Authorship. Group dynamics. Group reports. Joint papers --
Appendix: Some Notes on Grammar and Punctuation.
Responsibility: David Evans.

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