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Succeeding with your Master's Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Handbook A Step-by-Step Handbook by John Biggam

Succeeding with your Master's Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Handbook A Step-by-Step Handbook


Succeeding with your Master's Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Handbook A Step-by-Step Handbook by John Biggam

***** Amazon reviews for the 2nd edition: Best book ever. Bought this for a friend because, even though I finished my masters over a year ago, I'm not parting with mine. This book got me my first. I bought the book, stuck to the steps... and my dissertation scored among the top five in class! This book helped me so much, you have no idea. Every time I was lost - the book knew what to do. Loved it and I'm giving it 5 stars. It honestly kept me from going insane during that difficult time. Saved me. Fantastic book full of extremely useful things, really easy to read yet very detailed, love the collection of useful verbs! It's my dissertation bible! What should I put in my introduction? What do I need to do to write a literature or systematic review? How do I explain my research methods and write up my findings? > How should I conclude my dissertation? > Help! How do I prepare for a viva? Succeeding with your Master's Dissertation, Third Edition, does what few other books do: it carefully guides the student through the entire dissertation process from start to finish, speaking directly to the reader and offering clear, straightforward and practical advice. The author uses clear illustrations of what students should do- or not do - to reach their full potential, helping them to succeed with their dissertation and avoid common pitfalls along the way. Thoroughly revised and updated, this essential handbook takes the student from research proposal, through literature reviews, research methods, and writing up, through to submission and marking, featuring: Essential material on the benefits of using university library databases and social media in research A chapter on good referencing and avoiding plagiarism, plus coverage of research ethics Expanded material on submitting a research proposal, including sample proposal forms for guidance Advice on the emotional journey and where to find assistance and support Information on further reading. This is key reading for any social science, business, humanities or healthcare student required to complete a dissertation as part of their studies. This book will also prove useful for undergraduate students considering postgraduate studies and for supervisors facilitating dissertation supervision.

About the Author

Dr. John Biggam has published extensively in academia, presented at prestigious global academic fora and enjoyed membership of numerous reviewer and conference committees. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Publication date

16th December 2014


John Biggam

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Open University Press


344 pages


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