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Palgrave Macmillan

The Undergraduate Research Handbook

ISBN 9780230520974
Publication Date October 2009
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Study Skills

This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.

GINA WISKER is the Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Brighton, UK moving from Anglia Ruskin University. She has worked in educational development for over 25 years, and in 2005 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her work in learning support. She is the author of The Postgraduate Research Handbook and The Good Supervisor.

Introduction
PART I: STARTING RESEARCH
Getting Started
Kinds, Forms, Skills and Techniques of Research
Research for Longer and Larger Outcomes - Essays, Projects, Dissertations
Research Methodology and Methods
PART II: MANAGING YOUR RESEARCH, YOUR PROGRESS AND INTERACTIONS WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR AND OTHER PEOPLE
Good Practical Activities and Habits
Carrying out the Research Processes
Developing Good Writing Habits
Making the Most of Yourself
Managing and Making the Most of Your Tutor, Lecturer or Supervisor
PART III: DEVELOPING THE RESEARCH AND MAINTAINING MOMENTUM
Collecting, Selecting, Organising and Analysing Data, Interpretation
Presenting, Interpreting, Articulating and Discussing Findings
Overcoming Difficulties and Managing Differences with Situations and People
Writing
Expressing the Findings and the Final Version
Editing, Articulation in Different Forms for Different Disciplines, Aims and Outcomes
What Do Examiners Look For?
PART IV: RESEARCH CONTINUES
Research Approaches and Techniques for Different Purposes
Presenting and Publishing your Work
Your Research Successes, Skills, Your CV and Getting a Job
Glossary of Research Terms
Bibliography
Index

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'I would recommend students to purchase this book because I think it would provide them with everything they needed for undertaking a project or dissertation. I particularly welcome the fact that it encourages them to approach their research in a reflective way and seeks to develop skills such as time management which are relevant to future employability.' - Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK
'There are a great deal of texts on the market that attempt toappeal to a whole range of cohorts, including undergraduates, postgraduates and professional researchers. This text has the advantage of being addressed primarily to undergraduate study and is linked to a book on postgraduate study.' Dr Jonathan Grix, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
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