Doing Your Master′s Dissertation

1st Edition

From Start to Finish

Inger Furseth; Euris Larry Everett
eISBN-13: 9781446290613

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′From finding a research topic through to the final write up, this clear guide takes the mystery out of graduate-level research. This book will help your project succeed′ - James V. Spickard, Professor of Sociology, University of Redlands, US


Just starting your Master′s? Worried about your dissertation? This book is an indispensible guide to writing a successful Master′s dissertation. The book begins by addressing issues you′ll face in the early stages of writing a dissertation, such as deciding on what to research, planning your project and searching for literature online. It then guides you through different aspects of carrying out your research and writing up, helping you to:

Write a research proposal
Choose one or more methods
Write the introduction and conclusion
Discuss the literature
Analyse your findings
Edit and reference
Formulate research questions
Build your argument

The book offers guidance that other books often miss, from dealing with emotional blocks, to ways of identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and improving your writing. It addresses the social aspects of the writing process, such as choosing and working with an advisor, using social media and forming student work groups for added help and inspiration. Each chapter ends with an action plan, which is a resource section that features exercises and reflection questions designed to help you apply what you′ve read to your own work.

Student Success is a series of essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to boosting your employability and managing your wellbeing, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. 

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ISBNs 9781446290613, 9781446263990, 9781446263990, 9781446263990, 9781446263983, 9781446280959, 1446290611
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Edition 1st