From finding a topic to writing and reviewing your work, Researching and Writing Dissertations is an essential tool for anyone working on a dissertation or business report. This new edition is now suitable for students studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced units Investigating a Business Issue and Using Information in HR but is equally relevant for all non-CIPD students too. Covering everything from strategies for finding and developing a dissertation topic and how to develop a research proposal through to what methodology to use and how to analyse your data, this is the only book you need to write clear, effective and compelling dissertations and reports.
In addition to practical guidance on the researching and writing up of projects, this book includes essential guidance on effective time management and how to ensure that projects are completed and submitted on time as well as invaluable insights through real-life student and supervisor comments. Fully supported by online resources including an instructor's manual and lecturer slides as well as templates, checklists and quizzes for students, Researching and Writing Dissertations is a book that anyone working on dissertations, research projects or business reports can't afford to be without.
Roy Horn is an academic and researcher in the School of Business and Management at Buckinghamshire New University, UK.
00: Preface and Introduction; 01: Strategies for Finding and Developing a Dissertation Topic; 02: The Key Skills Tested in the Dissertation; 03: The Research Proposal; 04: How Can I Manage My Time and Complete on Time?; 05: Theory and Literature; 06: Methodology; 07: Data, and How to Analyse It; 08: Data Analysis and Representation; 09: The Craft of Writing, and Introductions and Conclusions; 10: Reviewing and Evaluating Your Dissertation