From Postgraduate to Social Scientist: A Guide to Key Skills / Edition 1

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Overview

From Postgraduate to Social Scientist is essential reading for any postgraduate or new researcher who is interested in a career in the social sciences. The book describes the skills needed for success in moving from being a student to becoming an academic or professional social scientist. Written by experts in the field, Gilbert et al., this book offers a unique insider's view of how to make the transition. By adopting a clear and accessible approach, this book encourages students embarking on the journey towards becoming a social scientist to engage with every aspect of the process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761944607
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: SAGE Study Skills Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Gilbert read for a first degree in Engineering, intending to go into the computer industry. However, he was lured into sociology and obtained his doctorate on the sociology of scientific knowledge from the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Michael Mulkay. His research and teaching interests have reflected his continuing interest in both sociology and computer science (and engineering more widely).

His main research interests are processual theories of social phenomena, the development of computational sociology and the methodology of computer simulation, especially agent-based modelling. He is Director of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation.

He is also Director of the University's Institute of Advanced Studies and responsible for its development as a leading centre for intellectual interchange.

He is the author or editor of several textbooks on sociological methods of research and statistics and editor of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

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Table of Contents

Becoming a Social Scientist - Nigel Gilbert
Reviewing Existing Research - Annette Boaz with Adrienne Sidford
Using the Internet - Nina Wakeford, Kate Orton-Johnson and Katrina Jungnickel
Research Ethics - Mark Israel
Developing and Writing a Research Proposal - Keith Punch with Wayne McGowan
Project Management - Linda McKie and Jonathan Tritter with Nancy Lombard
Intellectual Property - Alison Firth
Writing Dissertations, Theses and Reports - Nigel Fielding with Jonathan Allen
Communicating with Other Audiences - Rowena Murray
Those Who Can...? Teaching as a Postgraduate - David Mills with Lucy Atkinson
What Next? Career Paths - Jeannette Holt
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