PDF Postgraduate Research Handbook 1998 Download
- Category : Universities and colleges
- Languages : en
- Pages : 51
This lively and rigorous book provides guidance on planning and conducting postgraduate research. Divided into four parts, each of which looks at a different stage of the process, it covers everything from choosing a research area and selecting appropriate methodologies to analysing data and learning from feedback. Chapters contain both active and reflective tasks to help readers develop the skills needed to produce a high-quality dissertation or thesis and offer supportive advice on establishing successful working relationships with supervisors and peers. Clear and accessible in its approach, this book is an indispensable introduction to successful research for postgraduates of all disciplines. New to this Edition: - Fully revised and improved sections on methodology, theorising, engaging with the literature and life after research - Additional guidance on developing soft skills, such as communication and time management, and becoming an active member of the academic community
As higher education becomes a key determinant for economic competitiveness, institutions face increasing pressure to demonstrate their fitness to meet the needs of society and individuals. Blending innovative research with richly contextualised examples this unique Research Handbook provides authoritative insights from around the globe on how best to understand, assess and improve quality, performance and accountability in higher education.
This book provides essential guidance for all students who are thinking of studying for a postgraduate qualification in Britain. Alongside detailed information about the British university system (from the application process to the viva) Nicholas and Rosalind Foskett provide readers with an introduction to other essential pastoral and practical aspects to study in Britain: Immigration regulations; living and working in Britain; cultural mores and expectations of student life; finance and support systems. Postgraduate Study in the UK: The International Student′s Guide is easily accessible and is essential reading for anyone thinking about, or already enrolled on, a postgraduate course in the UK who is less familiar with the unique character of the British HE system and unfamiliar with British culture in general. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
Help both qualified and trainee counsellors understand and engage with past and current research in the field. This book both explains why research is relevant to practical counselling skills and addresses the common difficulties your students are likely to encounter when putting research into practice. As an invaluable resource for outlining key theoretical approaches to practitioner-based research, it has potential for transforming practice and service delivery.
Presents advice and guidance for postgraduate students in Great Britain, covering such topics as the application process, research proposals, academic writing, networking, and teaching opportunities.
It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.
This is a comprehensive guide to planning and producing high-quality dissertations, written assignments and project reports at undergraduate level. It supports students of all disciplines through each stage of the research process, from drafting questions and reviewing the literature through to collecting data and presenting their work. It provides practical guidance on common problems, including writer's block and managing deadlines, and contextualises this with examples of real students' experience of research. This text will be invaluable to undergraduate students undertaking academic research in all subject areas. New to this Edition: - Features new and updated content on the internet and critical thinking, and analytical skills in relation to developing and following through with a research agenda
The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.
Aimed at final year undergraduates and masters students undertaking research projects in information systems, this text offers a blend of practical guidelines and conceptual insight that will help students to complete high quality projects. Covering the whole range of processes in project work, from choosing a project, through project management, the collecting and analyzing of research data and on to writing the project report, the book provides an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the subject.