Doing Postgraduate Research / Edition 2

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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.

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Cheryl Blake Price
"Students planning on graduate research in the UK (and those who advise them) will find this book a good resource to anticipate the differences in the UK educational system and how those differences wil affect their graduate studies" —Cheryl Blake Price, Florida State University
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Developed from a training pack offered to research students at Open U. (UK), this guide offers advice on how to build materials suited to particular research needs. Training materials included in the book concentrates on tasks that all postgraduate research projects face, including designing and organizing projects, doing a topic review, writing skills, using computers, considering rights and ethics in research, and the process of the thesis examination and oral examination. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

The book is edited by Professor Stephen Potter at the Open University with contributions from himself and a team with a wealth of multidisciplinary research training experience including Martin Le Voi, Chris High, Jane Montague, Wendy Stainton-Rogers, Theresa Lillis, Sarah North, John Oates, Trevor Collins, Ann Jones and Verina Waights.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Getting Going
Scoping Your Research
Logics of Enquiry
Planning and Organizing Your Research
Academic Writing
Undertaking a Literature Review
Doing the Right Thing
Ethical Frameworks for Research with Human Participants
Research Presentations
The Examination Process and the Viva
Developing Your Career

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