The Postgraduate Research Handbook

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Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230364943

Category: Study Aids

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This lively and rigorous book provides guidance on planning and conducting postgraduate research. Divided into four parts, each of which looks at a different stage of the process, it covers everything from choosing a research area and selecting appropriate methodologies to analysing data and learning from feedback. Chapters contain both active and reflective tasks to help readers develop the skills needed to produce a high-quality dissertation or thesis and offer supportive advice on establishing successful working relationships with supervisors and peers. Clear and accessible in its approach, this book is an indispensable introduction to successful research for postgraduates of all disciplines. New to this Edition: - Fully revised and improved sections on methodology, theorising, engaging with the literature and life after research - Additional guidance on developing soft skills, such as communication and time management, and becoming an active member of the academic community
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The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study

Wisker , G. ( 2001 ) The postgraduate research handbook : succeed with your MA , MPhil , EdD and PhD . Palgrave , London . £ 14.99 A useful and , in places , detailed text providing guidance for those embarking on a postgraduate journey ...

Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412900638

Category: Study Aids

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Presents advice and guidance for postgraduate students in Great Britain, covering such topics as the application process, research proposals, academic writing, networking, and teaching opportunities.
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The Undergraduate Research Handbook

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Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137341495

Category: Study Aids

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This is a comprehensive guide to planning and producing high-quality dissertations, written assignments and project reports at undergraduate level. It supports students of all disciplines through each stage of the research process, from drafting questions and reviewing the literature through to collecting data and presenting their work. It provides practical guidance on common problems, including writer's block and managing deadlines, and contextualises this with examples of real students' experience of research. This text will be invaluable to undergraduate students undertaking academic research in all subject areas. New to this Edition: - Features new and updated content on the internet and critical thinking, and analytical skills in relation to developing and following through with a research agenda
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Planning Your Postgraduate Research

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Author: Margaret Walshaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137427359

Category: Education

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This comprehensive and easy-to-use book supports postgraduate researchers in the early stages of their project. Written in an engaging and accessible style, it helps readers to clarify what they want to research and how to conduct that research. Each chapter covers a key stage in the process, from selecting an appropriate research topic and developing a working research question through to assimilating and evaluating relevant literature. It then guides researchers through the process of writing a literature review, selecting a research methodology and creating a research proposal. This invaluable guide is ideal for PhD and Masters students alike and will equip them with the skills needed to get their research project underway
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The Postgraduate s Guide to Research Ethics

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Author: Alice Temple

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137595188

Category: Education

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Drawing together the philosophical principles of research and the application of ethical theories to real-life case studies, this text provides a complete start-to-finish guide to research ethics for postgraduate researchers of all subject areas. It begins with a brief survey of ethical theories, before showing readers how to construct an ethics proposal. It then goes on to examine ethical issues as they relate to various methodologies, including interviews, participant observation, focus groups and questionnaires. Key themes such as online research, privacy and confidentiality and the involvement of children and vulnerable populations in research are also covered. The book concludes with a chapter addressing ethical issues which may arise once the research has been completed. Chapters are enriched and enlivened with case studies, 'ethical perspectives' boxes and 'ask yourself' questions for readers to consider. This text will be an invaluable source of guidance on the ethics application process and ethical issues in research for all postgraduate researchers.
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Getting Published

This comprehensive handbook will guide readers through the process of publishing their research.

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230392113

Category: Education

Page: 360

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This comprehensive handbook will guide readers through the process of publishing their research. It helps readers to establish successful writing practices and habits which will enable them to write well, complete their work to a high standard and have their work published. Drawing on her experience as a writer, editor and supervisor, Gina Wisker covers the practicalities of writing and provides tried-and-tested techniques for managing time, overcoming writer's block and developing a confident academic voice. This book is ideal for postgraduates, academics, researchers and professionals wishing to write effectively and share their work with others through academic publication.
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Postgraduate Study in the UK

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Author: Nick Foskett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878090

Category: Education

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'This is an exemplary book... I would recommend it to anyone involved in giving advice to UK students intending to undertake postgraduate study' - ESCalate This accessible book provides essential guidance for all students who are thinking of studying for a postgraduate qualification in Britain. Alongside detailed information about the British university system (from the application process to the viva) Nicholas and Rosalind Foskett provide readers with an introduction to other essential pastoral and practical aspects to study in Britain: Immigration regulations; living and working in Britain; cultural mores and expectations of student life; finance and support systems. Postgraduate Study in the UK: The International Student's Guide is easily accessible and is essential reading for anyone thinking about, or already enrolled on, a postgraduate course in the UK who is less familiar with the unique character of the British HE system and unfamiliar with British culture in general.
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The Good Supervisor

Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations Gina Wisker ... Wisker, G. (2001b) The Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), ...

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350315310

Category: Education

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This engaging book outlines effective strategies for supervising students on a wide variety of research projects, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It covers each stage of the research journey and provides guidance on working with students to define research topics, select appropriate methodologies, write up theses and prepare for the viva. It also supports supervisors in establishing and maintaining good supervisory practices, and shows how supervisors can help students to help themselves. This will be essential reading for supervisors of undergraduate or postgraduate research projects, dissertations and theses. It is also an ideal resource for student researchers looking to get the most out of their relationship with their supervisor. New to this Edition: - New content on cross-cultural supervision, online distance supervision and sustaining research communities and networks
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Professional Writing

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Author: Sky Marsen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781352008043

Category: Study Aids

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Now in its fourth edition, this is a comprehensive yet concise introduction to professional writing for different media, which synthesises methods and ideas developed in journalism, public relations, management and marketing. Based on research in the field, it equips students with the ability to convey their ideas in a wealth of print and digital formats, in a variety of professional contexts internationally. It begins by examining the different aspects of the writing process before showing students how to adjust their style, tone and approach for different documents, including short memos, feature articles, press releases and reports. This new edition will continue to be an essential companion for undergraduates on professional writing and business communication modules. It will also be a valuable source of guidance for new professionals and entrepreneurs needing to get to grips with writing formal written documents. New to this Edition: - Fully revised throughout with coverage of a wider variety of journalistic writing - New content on mission and vision statements, annual reports and newsletters, alongside an overview of how organisations use social media and respond to crises - Includes more analysed examples of business documents
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