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Undergraduate Research Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0230520979

ISBN-13: 9780230520974

Edition: 2009

Authors: Gina Wisker

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 8/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Gina has worked in educational development for over 25 years, and in 2005 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her work in teaching and learning. She is the author ofnbsp; The Undergraduate Research Handbook,nbsp;The Postgraduate Research Handbook and The Good Supervisor .

Introduction: How to Use This Book
Getting Started
The Enquiring Mind in Action
Starting Research
Good Research: The Essentials
Carrying Out Research for a Project or Dissertation
Research Paradigms, Theorising and Conceptual Frameworks
Writing a Research Proposal
Carrying Out a Literature Review: Engaging with the Literature
Research Methodology and Methods
Finding and Using Sources
Using the Internet for Research
Quantitative Methods in Action: Questionnaires, Observation
Qualitative Methods in Action
Varieties of Research: Practitioner-Based and Action Research, Phenomenography and Ethnography, and other Real-World Research
Managing People and Processes
Collecting, Selecting, Organising and Analysing Data, Interpretation
Managing Your Tutor or Supervisor
Managing Your Time, Life, Paid Work and Research
Putting Ethics into Practice
Difference, Writing and Moving On
International Students
Researching and Writing in Different Disciplines
Developing Good Writing Habits
Writing Well, in the Right Shapes and Forms: the Authority of Your Research and Your Writing
Maintaining Momentum: Overcoming Difficulties with Time, Writing, the Project and the Research Processes
what Do Examiners Look For? What Do Employers Look For? And How to Ensure Your Work Matches Their Expectations