Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD / Edition 2

Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD / Edition 2

by Gina Wisker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230521304

ISBN-13: 9780230521308

Pub. Date: 12/15/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The second edition of this best-selling book will be as lively and accessible as the first edition. As a book, it helps to keep students' momentum going, helps them enjoy the process of research and ultimately ensures they can produce a high quality dissertation or thesis. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of

Overview

The second edition of this best-selling book will be as lively and accessible as the first edition. As a book, it helps to keep students' momentum going, helps them enjoy the process of research and ultimately ensures they can produce a high quality dissertation or thesis. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers. It is the ideal companion for postgraduate students studying for an MA, MPhil, EdD or PhD, and will be useful for those supervisors looking for extra support for their students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230521308
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/15/2007
Series:
Palgrave Research Skills Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
787,789
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• FIRST STAGE
• Starting Research
• Starting Your Own Postgraduate Research
• Choosing the Right Research Degree
• Choosing Your Supervisor
• Writing a Research Proposal
• SECOND STAGE
• Getting Going: Supervisors, Methods and Time
• Managing Your Supervisor
• Managing the Balancing Act
• Managing Your Time and Tasks
• Your Learning As a Research Student
• Research Questions and Methods
• Carrying Out a Literature Review
• Choosing Appropriate Research Methodologies and Methods
• THIRD STAGE
• More Detailed Research Methods: Maintaining Momentum
• Designing and Using Questionnaires
• Action Research and Phenomenography
• Qualitative Research Methods: Interviews, Focus Groups and Observation
• Using Grounded Theory, Case Studies, Journals and Synectics
• Research Methods for the Arts and Humanities
• Being Organised: Planning to Undertake Your Research
• FOURTH STAGE
• Support, Progress and Analysis
• Developing a Supportive Research Culture Locally and at a Distance
• Problem-based Research and Problem Solving
• Analysing Data and Thinking About Findings
• Writing Transfer Documents and Progress Reports for MPhil and PhD Thesis
• FINAL FIFTH STAGE
• Writing Up: The Viva, Presentations and Afterwards
• Writing Up: Definitions and Qualities of a Good MA, MPhil and PhD Thesis
• Preparing Your Thesis
• Preparing for and Undertaking Your Viva
• Presentations, Conferences and Publishing
• Life After the Research
• Index

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