This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.
This is a practical, lively, research-informed undergraduate text offering experience, evidence based ideas, advice and information. It provides students with models, tasks and activities to enable them to think through, plan, action, write-up and present their research. It helps to develop ideas, research questions, creative thinking and systematic research practices that will enable students to produce high quality dissertations, assignments and reports. It offers experience, evidence based ideas and advice on all stages of the research process. It not only discusses the major research project or dissertation, but also focuses on a range of research-based work expected from undergraduates at any stage of their degree. It includes material on necessary skills for after graduation. It is 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. It will help to develop ideas, creative thinking, and systematic research practices that will enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.
Introduction PART I: STARTING RESEARCH Getting Started Kinds, Forms, Skills and Techniques of Research Research for Longer and Larger Outcomes - Essays, Projects, Dissertations Research Methodology and Methods PART II: MANAGING YOUR RESEARCH, YOUR PROGRESS AND INTERACTIONS WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR AND OTHER PEOPLE Good Practical Activities and Habits Carrying out the Research Processes Developing Good Writing Habits Making the Most of Yourself Managing and Making the Most of Your Tutor, Lecturer or Supervisor PART III: DEVELOPING THE RESEARCH AND MAINTAINING MOMENTUM Collecting, Selecting, Organising and Analysing Data, Interpretation Presenting, Interpreting, Articulating and Discussing Findings Overcoming Difficulties and Managing Differences with Situations and People Writing Expressing the Findings and the Final Version Editing, Articulation in Different Forms for Different Disciplines, Aims and Outcomes What Do Examiners Look For? PART IV: RESEARCH CONTINUES Research Approaches and Techniques for Different Purposes Presenting and Publishing your Work Your Research Successes, Skills, Your CV and Getting a Job Glossary of Research Terms Bibliography Index