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Researching and Writing a Dissertation By Colin Fisher

Researching and Writing a Dissertation

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Taking a step-by-step approach, this book guides the student through choosing, planning, researching and writing a dissertation. Readers are encouraged to develop relevant skills and each step is illustrated by an example of what to do (and sometimes of what not to do).

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Researching and Writing a Dissertation: for Business Students by Colin Fisher

Taking a step-by-step approach, this book will guide the student through choosing, planning, researching and writing a dissertation. Readers are 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 is explained so that students fully understand the objectives of their work. Acknowledging that project work is often not sequential, but demands consideration of several stages at once, it advises how to juggle these challenges.

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About Colin Fisher


Colin Fisher is Professor of Managerial Ethics and Values at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University and has helped hundreds of students through their master's projects. He and Alan Lovell have recently published a second edition of Business Ethics & Values with Pearson Education.

Table of Contents


Preface I. INTRODUCTION 1. Researching and Writing a Dissertation: for business students, Colin Fisher 2. Who is this guide for? 3. What does doing a dissertation involve? 4. The Assessment Criteria 5. Jargon, 'isms' and 'ologies' 6. How to use this guide II. CHOOSING A TOPIC AND DESIGNING THE PROJECT 1. Choosing a topic 2. Designing your project 3. Writing the research proposal III. WRITING A CRITICAL LITERATURE REVIEW 1. The sources 2. Mapping and describing the literature 3. Forensic critique 4. Radical critique IV CONCEPTS, CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS AND THEORIES 1. The roles of theory and conceptual frameworks 2. Developing conceptual frameworks 3. Examples of the use of conceptual frameworks V. COLLECTING AND ANALYSING RESEARCH MATERIAL 1. The range of research methods 2. Expoloratory research methods 3. Survey research: pre-coded and structured research methods 4. Software for analysing research VI. INTERPRETING THE RESEARCH MATERIAL 1. Saying what you mean Interpreting your research material 2. Framing conclusions and recommendations VII. FRAMING ARGUMENTS AND WRITING UP 1. Structuring your dissertation 2. Writing a thesis, not just a dissertation 3. Style guide VIII SUMMARY

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GOR002689932
Researching and Writing a Dissertation: for Business Students by Colin Fisher
Colin Fisher
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
2004-02-25
288
0273683349
9780273683346
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