Doing Postgraduate Research / Edition 2

Doing Postgraduate Research / Edition 2

by Stephen Potter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412924049

ISBN-13: 9781412924047

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The prospect of undertaking postgraduate research can seem daunting. This thoroughly revised Second Edition of Doing Postgraduate Research shows students how to undertake their research in a manner that is better, quicker, and hassle-free as possible. The text offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to better research practice and is fully compliant

Overview

The prospect of undertaking postgraduate research can seem daunting. This thoroughly revised Second Edition of Doing Postgraduate Research shows students how to undertake their research in a manner that is better, quicker, and hassle-free as possible. The text offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to better research practice and is fully compliant with research training requirements, including the Joint Research Councils' Skills Statement.

Key topics include:

  • Designing and organizing a research project
  • Understanding alternative research perspectives
  • Doing a literature review
  • Academic writing
  • IPR and Ethics in research
  • Research presentations
  • Preparing for a viva
  • Career development

Activities are used throughout the book to link the material to student’s own research projects, encouraging practical 'training by doing.' The book comes with a DVD and website which illustrate key features of the research process, and provide further reading and a guide to additional resources. Doing Postgraduate Research is an invaluable tool for students, supervisors, and all with research training responsibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412924047
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributorsvi
List of illustrationsvii
Chapter 1Introduction1
Chapter 2Getting going13
Chapter 3Planning and organising a research project35
Chapter 4The writing process71
Chapter 5Undertaking a topic review117
Chapter 6Using computers in research133
Chapter 7Responsibilities, rights and ethics153
Chapter 8The examination process and the viva165
Index187

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