Organizing and Managing Your Research: A Practical Guide for Postgraduates

Organizing and Managing Your Research: A Practical Guide for Postgraduates

By: Kath Fisher (author), Renata Phelps (author), Allan H. Ellis (author)Hardback

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'As research guides go, this is probably the best, most readable and encouraging books for nurses that I have come across...I recommend this volume to students and researchers at all levels, and at all stages of their professional careers. It is an excellent read' - Nursing Standard Organizing and Managing Your Research: A Practical Guide for Postgraduates deals with the practical, day-to-day aspects of managing and organizing research. Its focus is on strategies, skills, and systems that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of research practice across all research disciplines. Written in an accessible, non-technical style that speaks directly to the reader in a personal and collegial voice, this text gives practical advice and offers many tips and strategies gleaned from experienced researchers. The written text is accompanied by a website that provides downloadable templates and live links to appropriate sites. Key Features include: - Tips boxes to outline useful strategies and shortcuts based on day-to-day practice of experienced researchers. - Feature examples illustrate the practical application of some of the concepts covered - 'Want to know more about !?' boxes offer pointers to further sources of information - 'Over to you' questions at the end of each chapter prompt the student to reflect on how the strategies and concepts can be applied to their own research project

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About Author

Renata is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University (http://www.ccyp.scu.edu.au/). She has also been a Senior Lecturer with the School of Education. Allan is currently Director of Research and Research Training for the School of Commerce and Management. He currently teaches and supervises post graduate students in the field of learning, training, technology implementation and change management. His research interests are in the areas of adult learning and educational technology with a particular focus on electronic networks such as the Internet and the World Wide Web. Allan is the organiser of the AusWeb Conference series and the Chair of the International World Wide Web Conference Committee Allan supervises post graduate research students enrolled in Masters, PhD and Professional Docorates programs. He is a member of the International Centre for Change, Innovation and Organisational Research and the Centre for Curriculum, Innovation and Learning Technologies. He chairs the AusWeb conference series http://ausweb.scu.edu.au and is member of the International World Wide Web conference Committee http://www.iw3c2.org

Contents

Introduction Establishing Technical Fundamentals Managing Yourself, Your Ideas and Your Support Structures Organizing Your Work Environment Planning and Overseeing Progress of Your Project Communicating and Networking Electronically Effective Literature Searching Strategic Web Searching Managing and Organizing Your Literature Designing Data Collection Systems Managing Data Analysis Improving Your Writing Efficiency Presenting and Publishing Your Research

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/02/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412920636
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781412920636
  • weight: 676
  • ISBN10: 1412920639

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