The prospect of undertaking postgraduate research can seem daunting. This thoroughly revised Second Edition of Doing Postgraduate Research will show you how to undertake your research better, quicker, and with as little hassle as possible. The text offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to better research practice and is fully compliant with research training requirements, including the Joint Research Councils' Skills Statement.
Doing Postgraduate Research will enable you to acquire research methods skills as you proceed through your Masters or PhD programme. Key topics include:
Designing and organizing a research project
Understanding alternative research perspectives
Doing a literature review
IPR and Ethics in research
Preparing for a viva
Activities are used throughout the book to link the material to student's own research projects, encouraging practical `training by doing'. The book comes with a DVD and website which illustrate key features of the research process, and provide further reading and a guide to additional resources. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/potter
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The book is edited by Professor Stephen Potter at the Open University with contributions from himself and a team with a wealth of multidisciplinary research training experience including Martin Le Voi, Chris High, Jane Montague, Wendy Stainton-Rogers, Theresa Lillis, Sarah North, John Oates, Trevor Collins, Ann Jones and Verina Waights.
Introduction Getting Going Scoping Your Research Logics of Enquiry Planning and Organizing Your Research Academic Writing Undertaking a Literature Review Doing the Right Thing Ethical Frameworks for Research with Human Participants Research Presentations The Examination Process and the Viva Developing Your Career