Doing Your Social Science Dissertation

Doing Your Social Science Dissertation

by Judith Burnett
     
 

Judith Burnett helps students to rise to the dissertationchallenge, making the most of the opportunities which a dissertation offers and overcoming the obstacles to successful completion. This book takes students through the process of doing a dissertation from turning the raw ideas into a research question, designing the research project, choosing appropriate methods… See more details below

Overview

Judith Burnett helps students to rise to the dissertationchallenge, making the most of the opportunities which a dissertation offers and overcoming the obstacles to successful completion. This book takes students through the process of doing a dissertation from turning the raw ideas into a research question, designing the research project, choosing appropriate methods, developing a research proposal, planning and executing the project, working with data, writing up, and preparing the work for presentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412931137
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/04/2009
Series:
SAGE Study Skills Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: why do a dissertation in the Social Sciences?
Ready to research?
What is expected in your dissertation?
How do I define a research question?
What kind of researcher am I?
How do I write the Research Proposal?
Finding sources and doing the literature review
What are the problems of real world research?
The research design
Carrying out the research
What do I do with all of this data?
Drawing conclusions and coming up with theories
Writing up
Troubleshooting: what to do if it all goes wrong

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