Doing Your Masters Dissertation is a practical and comprehensive guide to researching, preparing and writing a dissertation at Masters level. It adopts a well-structured and logical approach, and takes the student through all the stages necessary to complete their research and write a successful dissertation.
Key features of the book include:
Step-by-step coverage - sections on choosing a topic, research design, methodology and presenting data and writing up
An up-to-date list of key reference materials, both printed and electronic
Advice on ethical guidelines
Information on assessment criteria
Student-focused throughout with a broad range of worked examples and guidelines for further reading.
Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this textbook is an essential resource for postgraduate students across the social sciences required to complete a Masters dissertation.
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Chris Hart is Senior Lecturer in Management and Organizational Studies at the University of Central England, Birmingham.
PART ONE: ESSENTIAL PREPARATION FOR YOUR DISSERTATION What Is a Masters? Managing Your Transitition to Masters Finding and Formulating Your Topic Imagining Your Dissertation Choosing Which Type of Dissertation to Do Searching and Reviewing the Literature PART TWO: RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY Methodological Assumptions and Beliefs Methodological Choices And Consequences Research Ethics and Standards Research Design PART THREE: DOING THE WRITING Writing Your Research Proposal Writing Your Dissertation