ISBN 9788178295060,Doing Your Masters Dissertation : Realizing Your Potential As A Social Scientist

Doing Your Masters Dissertation : Realizing Your Potential As A Social Scientist

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Chris Hart

Publisher:

Sage Publications

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ISBN 9788178295060
Publisher

Sage Publications

Publication Year 2005
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788178295060

ISBN-10 8178295067
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 496 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Medicine & Health Sciences

If you are about to embark on your Masters dissertation but don`t quite know where to begin, then this is just the book for you. For, it will show you just how to write an excellent dissertation. A clear and comprehensive guide to the practicalities of researching, preparing and writing a Masters dissertation, the book also includes materials and comments aimed at engendering higher-level scholarship based on reflection, contemplation and critical thinking.
Providing clarity by covering the essential `nuts and bolts` of research, this immensely practical text:
- gives clear definitions of the nature and scope of the three main types of Masters dissertation??the traditional, the work-based, and the literature review-based.
- contains numerous examples and illustrations on how to tackle both the technical and the intellectual aspects of constructing a dissertation.
- demonstrates the techniques that can be used to identify a topic and formulate a clear research problem capable of resulting in a dissertation.
- shows how to identify a topic, formulate a research question and hypothesise.
- suggests ways of dealing with ethical issues and sensitive situations, including working with your supervisor.
- provides succinct guidance on how to write the many different sections of your dissertation.
- lists texts and Internet sources for data collection techniques and data analysis.

Table of Contents
Preface
I. ESSENTIAL PREPARATION FOR YOUR DISSERTATION: What is a Masters?
Managing Your Transition to Masters
Finding and Formulating Your Topic
Imagining Your Dissertation
Choosing Which Type of Dissertation to Do
Searching and Reviewing the Literature
II. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY: Methodological Assumptions and Beliefs
Methodological Choices and Consequences
Research Ethics and Standards
Research Design
III. DOING THE WRITING: Writing Your Research Proposal
Writing Your Dissertation
References
Index
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