Researching and Writing Dissertations

A Complete Guide for Business and Management Students

Author: Roy Horn

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 840

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.
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Dissertation Skills

For Business and Management Students

Author: Brian White

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780826467881

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 1092

The dissertation is often a crucial part of a business and management degree and can heavily influence the final mark. This book provides practical help to approach the dissertation in a positive and successful way. The tried and tested techniques will help to: choose and develop a subject to investigate, select an appropriate methodology, effectively carry out qualitative and quantitative research, make the best use of relevant literature, evaluate and analyse the data collected, write and present findings and get the most out of the dissertation advisor. An essential guide for all students carrying out a dissertation.
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Researching and Writing Dissertations in Business and Management

Author: Michael Riley

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861526083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 4848

Essential reading for diploma, degree and postgraduate taught-course students, this is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the process of completing projects, extended reports, dissertations and theses on business and management topics. Combining an extensive review of basic research methods and techniques with guidelines on the management of the dissertation writing process, the authors cover issues from the selection of topics to the research, preparation, structuring and presentation of a dissertation.
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Research Methods for Business and Management

A Guide to Writing Your Dissertation

Author: Kevin D O'Gorman,Robert Macintosh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910158500

Category:

Page: 272

View: 1322

This updated and revised edition offers a comprehensive overview of key research methods and the main choices available when undertaking research in business and management. New to this edition is a comprehensive, practical guide on how to write your dissertation – invaluable to all. It is a clear, concise and practical guide containing wealth of outstanding examples for each method covered.Central to this edition is the 'methods map' (chapter 4), which sets out a logical process for researchers to articulate their position in relation to five key aspects of their research philosophy. In addition, the editors have developed a free app to accompany the book and this enables novice researchers to quickly develop a comprehensive justification of their particular research design in an interactive way. Taking you through the entire life cycle of a dissertation, the text covers everything from the purposes of research through to chapters on gathering primary and secondary data; using literature; quantitative and qualitative research; managing your research; using data and research ethics. Individual chapters are allied to a powerful critical commentary showing how some of the world’s leading scholars have used particular methods in their own research. Carefully constructed to achieve the greatest clarity for the student the text gives the reader: * In-text exercises * End of chapter’ review questions with solutions* Exemplar papers identified and discussed for each of the main methods *Directed further reading for developing understanding in key areas It is an essential learning aid for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates across a wide range of business and management courses and it comes with a range of supported learning materials including tutorials, lecture slides and tutor notes.Kevin O’Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History and Head of Business Management in the School of Languages and Management in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He trained in Glasgow, Salamanca and Rome as a philosopher, theologian and historian. His research interests have a dual focus: Origins, history and cultural practices of hospitality, and philosophical, ethical and cultural underpinnings of contemporary management practices. Using a wide range of methodological approaches he has published over 80 journal articles, books, chapters, and conference papers in business and management studies.Robert MacIntosh is Professor of Strategy and Head of the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University. He trained as an engineer and has worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. His research on the ways in which top teams develop strategy and on organizational change has been published in a wide range of outlets. He has a long-standing interest in research methods for business and management studies and has published on the relevance of management research using methods that include ethnography and action research. He has consulted extensively with public and private sector organizations and sits on the board of the charity Turning Point Scotland.
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Completing a Professional Practice Dissertation

A Guide for Doctoral Students and Faculty

Author: Jerry W. Willis,Ron Valenti,Deborah Inman

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607524414

Category: Education

Page: 419

View: 6363

A growing number of both established and newly developed doctoral programs are focusing on the preparation of practitioners rather than career researchers. Professional doctorates such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf or DPS), and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) are, in fact, just a few of the professional doctorates being offered today. Professional doctorates are the fastest growing segment of doctoral education. The nature of the dissertation and the process of completing a dissertation can be quite different in a professional practice doctoral program but there are few resources for both students and faculty involved in completing and mentoring such dissertations. This book was written specifically for students and faculty involved in professional practice dissertation work. It addresses both the tasks and procedures that professional practice dissertations have in common with dissertations in "research" doctoral programs as well as the tasks and issues that are more common in professional practice doctoral programs. For example, negotiating entry into applied settings and securing the cooperation of practicing professionals is covered, as are alternative models for the dissertation (e.g., the "three article dissertation" or "TAD"). The book also covers tasks such as getting IRB approval for applied dissertation research conducted in the field and how to propose and carry out studies based on applied and professional models of research. This book, written by three experienced mentors of professional practice dissertation students, is the comprehensive guide for both students and faculty.
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Successful Dissertations

The Complete Guide for Education, Childhood and Early Childhood Studies Students

Author: Caron Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135000488X

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 661

Whether looking for guidance on the whole process, needing help with conducting a literature review or interpreting your quantitative and qualitative data, this accessible and empowering guide will take you through the dissertation process and provide all the information you need to make the most of your research project. This edition includes: - new discussions on critical analysis and the use of internet and social media research data - an expanded chapter on quantitative method and a new section on mixed methods research - case studies from a broader range of education and early childhood settings, both formal and informal - an extended range of types of data analysis discussed - updated references and recommended reading suggestions throughout, reflecting changes in legislation - a glossary of key terms - new end-of-chapter reflective tasks - a new companion website providing all checklists and templates in the book as downloadable resources as well as new mind mapping templates, a supervisor record form, sample ethics form, sample letters to research settings, a pre-submission final checklist, research proposal examples and guidance on setting out tables, figures, appendices and managing your endnotes and reference list Successful Dissertations is the essential guide for all undergraduate researchers starting a dissertation project in an Education department.
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Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation

A Handbook For Students And Faculty, Fifth Edition

Author: James Mauch,Namgi Park

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824742881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

View: 6217

Augmented with a new bibliography and streamlined appendices, the Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation, Fifth Edition views the valuable addition of references to university research libraries and advanced information on websites, online searches, electronic literature, and other modern computer methods as crucial for the successful completion of any T/D. This popular text guide features new references and computer-oriented resources for every stage in the creation of honors and master's theses and dissertations and refers to current T/D statistics, federal regulations, ethical codes, and copyright issues and legalities involved in information gathering and study conduct.
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Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802087

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 774

Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.
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Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students

Author: Shamil Naoum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136409912

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 224

View: 7345

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students is the only how-to guide for BSc and MSc students. Covering topic selection, research planning and methodology to structuring and writing the dissertation, this book includes everything needed for a successful write-up. A new chapter on Supervision and Assessment as well as updates to references and case studies ensures students know what is expected of them and how they will be assessed. The clear, concise, step-by-step text illustrated with examples of best case practice makes this an ideal resource for anyone involved in research in this field.
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Doing Your Business Research Project

Author: John Beech

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473906296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 1473

Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Taking the fear out of writing your business project, this book helps you understand and carry out each step of the research process. With detailed, friendly and engaging support it takes you from the very beginning to the very end. Key features: Chapters are structured around FAQs such as ‘How to choose a research question?’, ‘How do I go about a literature review?’ guiding you towards a full understanding of the research process Workbook tasks help you shape your thoughts on each topic, enabling you to decide your own research question and how you will research it The importance of various ideas is clearly signposted, helping you prioritise your time according to your needs and goals. Templates and checklists from the book are also available for download at the Doing Your Business Research Project companion website at study.sagepub.com/beech This interactive guide is ideal for all Business and Management students about to complete a research project or dissertation.
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Your Undergraduate Dissertation

The Essential Guide for Success

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446287076

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 535

'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation.
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Surviving Your Dissertation

A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Rae R. Newton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

View: 9994

Aimed at graduate students, this edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks.
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The Action Research Dissertation

A Guide for Students and Faculty

Author: Kathryn Herr,Gary L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483358127

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 9714

The first edition of The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty was a first-of-its-kind reference, distilling the authors’ decades of action research experience into a handy guide for graduate students. The Second Edition continues to provide an accessible roadmap that honors the complexity of action research, while providing an overview of how action research is defined, its traditions and history, and the rationale for using it. Authors Kathryn Herr and Gary L. Anderson demonstrate that action research is not only appropriate for a dissertation, but also is a deeply rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This practical book demonstrates how action research dissertations are different from more traditional dissertations and prepares students and their committees for the unique dilemmas they may face, such as validity, positionality, design, write-up, ethics, and dissertation defense.
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Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation

Guidelines and Examples

Author: Steven R. Terrell

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462523021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 6971

This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis. Of special utility, end-of-chapter exercises serve as building blocks for developing a full draft of an original proposal. Numerous case study examples are drawn from across the social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Appendices present an exemplary proposal written three ways to encompass quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs. User-Friendly Features *"Let's Start Writing" exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft. *"Do You Understand?" checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary. *End-of-chapter quizzes with answers. *Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems. *Sample proposal with three variants of the methods chapter: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
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Complete Your Dissertation Or Thesis in Two Semesters Or Less

Author: Evelyn Hunt Ogden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742552890

Category: Education

Page: 121

View: 364

With the average length of time to complete a doctorate approaching 7.6 years, there is no better time for this comprehensive guide. A dissertation or thesis need not be a lengthy, tedious process; but a relatively short, tolerable, and most importantly, rewarding experience. Written for doctoral and master's degree students enrolled in on-campus programs and thousands of other students pursuing accelerated and online-based degree programs, this book demystifies the seemingly daunting process. From choosing a topic and advisor, to efficient researching, writing, and defense, Complete Your Dissertation or Thesis in Two Semesters or Less provides students with the information they need to conquer this academic experience.
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Researching and Writing a Dissertation

A Guidebook for Business Students

Author: Colin Fisher

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273710073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

View: 8651

This book takes an extremely practical, skills-based approach and covers both the research methods themselves and the process of choosing, planning, researching and writing the dissertation.
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The Elements of Inquiry

Research and Methods for a Quality Dissertation

Author: Peter J. Burke,Sara Jimenez Soffa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351111051

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

View: 6832

The Elements of Inquiry covers the basic guidelines for graduate students doing an investigation or inquiry project. It distils the rubrics necessary for teaching research methods and completing research projects, and gives the student researcher a list of steps to follow to complete any type of inquiry project – including formal research projects such as doctoral dissertations. It was written to support the work of students in an educational leadership doctoral program, but it will also assist the research efforts of college students at any level in any discipline. The book begins by establishing the underlying philosophical concepts upon which all good research is based, preparing students to get down to the "nuts and bolts" of conducting their own research and evaluating the research of others. Fundamental concepts and rules of research are explained both for producers and consumers of social science and educational research. Numerous practical examples illustrate the steps in the research process presented in the text. There are end-of-chapter exercises for students to apply the concepts discussed in the chapter. Templates for organizing and presenting research provide students with a game plan for success with their research. The book ends with an up-to-date annotated bibliography of beginning and advanced research texts allowing students easy access to books that detail the more specialized research topics. While most research books detail one or more method in depth, this text provides a broad introduction to many techniques and models used in doctoral dissertations, and will be of particular value to those who are consumers of inquiry studies and research reports. Key to the overview provided is the annotated bibliography that leads the reader to the next stage of understanding or doing research.
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Management and Business Research

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Paul R. Jackson,Lena J. Jaspersen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526450976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 1797

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback* The Sixth Edition continues to give students a comprehensive overview of what is needed to carry-out successful and effective research, with practical hands-on guidance on how to conduct a dissertation project or research thesis, in business and management. New to This Edition: Complimentary fully integrated interactive eBook version. Coverage of online data collection, netnography, big data and data visualization. Research philosophy in chapter 3 is further supported and enhanced by an author video overview available online and a pull out at the back of the book that gives a useful visual representation of each key component of the research process using a tree as a metaphor. Annotated further reading recommendations. An important new feature is the “Research in Action” textboxes, which consist of engaging accounts of real-world research experiences from academics, practitioners and students. Examples include measuring the impact of development programmes on Chinese rural communities, and qualitative data being used to measure the experiences of UK taxi drivers. Each contributor has also given a practical ‘top tip’ for doing research successfully. The book is complemented by a FREE Interactive eBook and online resources including PowerPoint slides, datasets, multiple-choice questions, e-flashcards and links to additional online material. Suitable reading for any student carrying out a research project, dissertation or thesis in business and management. *Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781526446954). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).
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Law Dissertations

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Laura Lammasniemi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315282836

Category: Law

Page: 195

View: 1340

Law Dissertations: A Step-by-Step Guide provides you with all the guidance and information you need to complete and succeed in your LLB, LLM or law-related dissertation. Written in a simple, clear format and with plenty of tools to help you to put the theory into practice, Laura Lammasniemi will show you how to make writing your law dissertation easy, without compromising intellectual rigour. As well as explaining the process of research and outlining the various legal methodologies, the book also provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to formulate a proposal, research plan, and literature review. Unlike other law research skills books, it includes a section on empirical research methodology and ethics for the benefit of students who are studying for a law-related degree. Packed full of exercises, worked examples and tools for self-evaluation, this book is sure to become your essential guide, supporting you on every step of your journey in writing your law dissertation.
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Researching and Writing a Dissertation for Business Students

Author: Colin M. Fisher,John Buglear

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273683346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 6942

Success in your dissertation is crucial to your overall success in your masterAs qualification. Taking a step by step approach this book guides you through choosing, planning, researching and writing your dissertation. You will be encouraged to develop relevant skills and each step is illustrated by an example of what to do (and sometimes of what not to do). Crucially the assessment criteria are explained so that your work is focussed around the relevant academic objectives. Acknowledging that project work is often not sequential, but demands consideration of several stages at once, it advises how to juggle these challenges. Key features of this book Focuses on how to survive and excel in your dissertation, aligning your work with academic assessment criteria. Takes a step by step, skills based approach guiding you through all aspects of your dissertation. Helps develop arguing and writing skills, useful in academia and the world of work beyond your dissertation. DoesnAt forget its sense of humour (and encourages you not to forget yours!) Colin Fisher is a principal lecturer in Human Resource Management at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. He and Alan Lovell have recently published Business Ethics & Values with Pearson Education. Colin has also helped hundreds of Nottingham Trent University students through their masterAs projects.
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