Managing Information for Research

Managing Information for Research

by Liz Orna, Graham Stevens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335193974
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/28/1995
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Orna has been an information consultant and writer since 1979, after many years as an information manager. She has lectured to student researchers, in the UK and overseas, about organizing information and writing dissertations over the past 25 years.

Graham Stevens is a practising typographer and information designer. He held senior lecturing posts in higher education institutions in the UK, and retired as Head of Graphic Design at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in London to concentrate on writing, research and part-time teaching.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
First things first

Part 1 The territory
1 Dear Reader ...
2 Mapping the research domain

Part 2 Managing two kinds of information
3 Information to support research - and how to manage it
4 Keeping the record straight: documenting the research
5 Keeping on good terms with Time

Part 3 Planning the end product
6 Thinking ahead: questions and decisions
7 A design brief for your dissertation

Part 4 The final transformation
8 Integrating design and writing
9.1 Design is more than cosmetic: background and observations
9.2 Design is more than cosmetic: a basic toolkit for dissertation design
9.3 Design is more than cosmetic: seeing is perceiving
10 Designing your writing

Index

Elizabeth Orna has been an information consultant and writer since 1979, after many years as an information manager. She has lectured to student researchers, in the UK and overseas, about organizing information and writing dissertations over the past 25 years.

Graham Stevens is a practising typographer and information designer. He held senior lecturing posts in higher education institutions in the UK, and retired as Head of Graphic Design at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in London to concentrate on writing, research and part-time teaching.

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