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The undergraduate research handbook

Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Palgrave study skills.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A practical, research-informed text providing student researchers with models, tasks and activities to enable them to think through, plan, action, write up and present their research.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gina Wisker
ISBN: 9780230520974 0230520979
OCLC Number: 316970332
Description: xxii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: How to Use This Book --
Part I. Getting Started. 1. The Enquiring Mind in Action --
2. Starting Research --
3. Good Research: The Essentials --
4. Carrying Out Research for a Project or Dissertation --
5. Research Paradigms, Theorising and Conceptual Frameworks --
6. Writing a Research Proposal --
7. Carrying Out a Literature Review: Engaging with the Literature --
8. Research Methodology and Methods --
9. Finding and Using Sources --
10. Using the Internet for Research --
11. Quantitative Methods in Action: Questionnaires, Observation --
12. Qualitative Methods in Action --
13. Varieties of Research: Practitioner-Based and Action Research, Phenomenography and Ethnography, and other Real-World Research --
Part II. Managing People and Processes. 14. Collecting, Selecting, Organising and Analysing Data, Interpretation --
15. Managing Your Tutor or Supervisor --
16. Managing Your Time, Life, Paid Work and Research --
17. Putting Ethics into Practice --
Part III. Difference, Writing and Moving On. 18. International Students --
19. Researching and Writing in Different Disciplines --
20. Developing Good Writing Habits --
21. Writing Well, in the Right Shapes and Forms: the Authority of Your Research and Your Writing --
22. Maintaining Momentum: Overcoming Difficulties with Time, Writing, the Project and the Research Processes --
23. What Do Examiners Look For? What Do Employers Look For? And How to Ensure Your Work Matches Their Expectations.
Series Title: Palgrave study skills.
Responsibility: Gina Wisker.
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