Doing Postgraduate Research

The text offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to better research practice and is fully compliant with research training requirements, including the Joint Research Councils' Skills Statement.

Author: Stephen Potter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848604810

Category: Education

Page: 320

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'Offers a practical and helpful guidebook both for students and supervisors. It is recommended for research students at the early stages of their research studies, because it provides a thought-provoking account of the different aspects of post-graduate research. Additionally, it can be a useful tool and resource pack for advanced research students who want to think about viva and career options after the completion of the PhD...a useful addition to the growing literature of books on post-graduate research. It provides not only a helpful reading but also a complete multimedia resource pack for new and more-advanced students and supervisors.' - Educate Journal The prospect of undertaking postgraduate research can seem daunting. This thoroughly revised Second Edition of Doing Postgraduate Research will show you how to undertake your research better, quicker, and with as little hassle as possible. The text offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to better research practice and is fully compliant with research training requirements, including the Joint Research Councils' Skills Statement. Doing Postgraduate Research will enable you to acquire research methods skills as you proceed through your Masters or PhD programme. Key topics include: Designing and organizing a research project Understanding alternative research perspectives Doing a literature review Academic writing IPR and Ethics in research Research presentations Preparing for a viva Career development. Activities are used throughout the book to link the material to student's own research projects, encouraging practical `training by doing'. The book comes with a DVD and website which illustrate key features of the research process, and provide further reading and a guide to additional resources. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/potter Doing Postgraduate Research is an invaluable tool for students, supervisors, and all with research training responsibilities. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Doing Postgraduate Research

This practical text will enable the student to develop their abilities to draw upon a range of research training materials and to select those that are best suited to their own research training needs.

Author: Stephen Potter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761947450

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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`A good introductory text for prospective PhD students and a useful resource for research trainers who wish to provide an initial overview to a varied audience' - The Research Training Initiative at Birmingham Insitute of Art and Design This invaluable resource will help both full and part-time postgraduate students from all subjects to do research better, quicker and with as little hassle as possible. Doing Postgraduate Research is pioneering a new generation of research training materials. It recognises the greater importance formal research training now occupies in research degrees. This practical text will enable the student to develop their abilities to draw upon a range of research training materials and to select those that are best suited to their own research training needs. The book concentrates on tasks that all postgraduate research projects face and include: - designing and organising a research project - doing a topic review - writing skills - using computers - considering rights and ethics in research the process of the thesis examination and (where held) the oral examination The book encourages student `training by doing' , and is designed to be used by students while they are doing their own research work. The text includes numerous activities for students to apply what they are learning to their own projects. Doing Postgraduate Research has been developed from an Open University training pack for research students, and is compliant with UK Research Council training requirements. It will be invaluable to all students, supervisors and all with research training responsibilities.

Doing Postgraduate Research in Australia

This book will appeal both to supervisors and to research students who want to make the most of their postgraduate study in Australia and to plan for the future.

Author: Kate Stevens

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 052284880X

Category: Education

Page: 117

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Doing Postgraduate Research covers: negotiating the University system at postgraduate level, getting scholarships and travel funds, choosing a supervisor - finding a mentor, managing time and staying motivated, traditional and electronic research - using e-mail and internet, learning to teach, making an impact at local and overseas conferences, getting the thesis finished, getting published, and finding post-degree opportunities. This book will appeal both to supervisors and to research students who want to make the most of their postgraduate study in Australia and to plan for the future.

Postgraduate Research in Business

Postgraduate Research in Business provides: " A student-friendly guide to thinking critically about Business and Management research " Guidance on the best way to approach research " A clear focus on finding research topics and developing ...

Author: Sarah Quinton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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In Postgraduate Research in Business, Sarah Quinton and Teresa Smallbone provide a vital introduction to the research process and the thinking and learning skills needed to successfully complete postgraduate research. In step-by-step terms, the authors detail the `tools of the trade' - the practical and the intellectual skills - that underpin the study of Business and Management, from research skills and project planning to strategies for reading, writing and presentation. Postgraduate Research in Business provides: " A student-friendly guide to thinking critically about Business and Management research " Guidance on the best way to approach research " A clear focus on finding research topics and developing them in to dissertations " Essential help in forging critical reading skills " Helpful advice on making your research project manageable " An inside view on the assumptions and requirements of post graduate research in business " Structured support for writing up your research This is essential reading for any student doing an MBA, an MA, or starting a PhD in Business or Management Studies. It will provide a vital supplement to the plethora of textbooks in Business and Research Methods.

Postgraduate Research Engagement in Low Resource Settings

Covering a range of topics such as intellectual property, mental health, and quality assurance, this book is ideal for research supervisors, higher education faculty, librarians, educators, administrators, researchers, academicians, and ...

Author: Atibuni, Dennis Zami

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799802662

Category: Education

Page: 353

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The general academic progression, and particularly research engagement, of postgraduate students is characterized by various problems such as high dropout rates, longer completion times, low graduation rates, and high repetition or retake rates. This means that there are far fewer students pursuing postgraduate studies at tertiary institutions and universities than there are at the lower levels of education. Yet, there is growing demand for postgraduate education given its strong projected association with socioeconomic transformation at national and international levels among developed and developing countries alike. Postgraduate Research Engagement in Low Resource Settings sets out to garner strategies for fostering efficiency of research conduct among the students and faculty so as to enhance high quality output for the envisaged personal, societal, national, and international socioeconomic transformation. Covering a range of topics such as intellectual property, mental health, and quality assurance, this book is ideal for research supervisors, higher education faculty, librarians, educators, administrators, researchers, academicians, and students.

Planning Your Postgraduate Research

This book provides researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully accomplish milestones during the early stages of research activity.

Author: Margaret Walshaw

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137427359

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This book provides researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully accomplish milestones during the early stages of research activity. Specifically, it assists researchers in developing a skill set that includes developing a research question, writing the literature review, choosing a methodology, and creating a research proposal.

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition.

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230364950

Category: Education

Page: 440

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The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.

Getting Your PhD

The book is organised into four parts covering the research process; writing, publishing and networking; shifting identities and institutions and relationships of support.

Author: Harriet Churchill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848607583

Category: Education

Page: 240

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`Getting your PhD will no doubt establish itself as a firm favourite' - ESCalate `Packed with practical advice on all aspects of the PhD process, new and continuing research students should find this book of great help' - Professor Malcolm Tight, Lancaster University, UK How to get your Ph.D is an original study guide aimed at prospective and current postgraduate students, covering the process of accessing, undertaking and completing doctoral research in the social sciences and the humanities. The content is unique in incorporating discussion of the less recognised personal, emotional and organisational demands of independent study. Drawing on a variety of student experiences, the authors apply a case study approach to examine the dilemmas and complexities of postgraduate study. The book is organised into four parts covering the research process; writing, publishing and networking; shifting identities and institutions and relationships of support. Each chapter includes an easy to use format including real-life accounts, tips and strategies for problem solving and guidance for additional resources. The guide includes accessible advice and guidance across a spectrum of methodological, personal, emotional, practical and institutional issues.

Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond.

Author: Ray Cooksey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811377471

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1170

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This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond. It is written in an accessible and example-rich style, offering practical and concrete advice in virtually all areas. It also includes references to additional resources and websites, and each chapter features key recommendations for improving the postgraduate research experience. The book addresses not only research-related aspects (e.g. supervisors; selecting your guiding assumptions; contextualising, framing and configuring research; reviewing literature; sampling; writing proposals; ethics and academic integrity; selecting a data gathering strategy; surviving your thesis/dissertation/portfolio examination; and publishing), but also questions concerning how to integrate, manage, and balance the research journey in the context of the postgraduate student’s broader life-world (e.g. skill development and supervisor relations; effective time and project management; a healthy work–life balance; maintaining motivation; and dealing with criticism). The book adopts an explicitly pluralist perspective on postgraduate research, moving beyond mixed methods thinking, and offers concrete examples from postgraduate students’ real-world experiences.

Supervising Postgraduate Research

This title describes and theorises postgraduate research activities that aim to explore aspects of professional practice.

Author: Pam Green

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064978078

Category: Electronic books

Page: 204

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This title describes and theorises postgraduate research activities that aim to explore aspects of professional practice. This type of research is characterised by its focus on developing knowledge that is useful to practitioners and is often undertaken by people who can be described as being scholar-practitioners rather than more traditional academics.

Postgraduate Study in the UK

This book provides essential guidance for all students who are thinking of studying for a postgraduate qualification in Britain.

Author: Nick Foskett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878090

Category: Education

Page: 224

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'This is an exemplary book... I would recommend it to anyone involved in giving advice to UK students intending to undertake postgraduate study' - ESCalate This accessible book provides essential guidance for all students who are thinking of studying for a postgraduate qualification in Britain. Alongside detailed information about the British university system (from the application process to the viva) Nicholas and Rosalind Foskett provide readers with an introduction to other essential pastoral and practical aspects to study in Britain: Immigration regulations; living and working in Britain; cultural mores and expectations of student life; finance and support systems. Postgraduate Study in the UK: The International Student's Guide is easily accessible and is essential reading for anyone thinking about, or already enrolled on, a postgraduate course in the UK who is less familiar with the unique character of the British HE system and unfamiliar with British culture in general.

Doing a Literature Review

New researchers, in particular, wonder: Where do I start? What do I do? How do I do it? This text offers students across the social sciences and humanities a practical and comprehensive guide to writing a literature review.

Author: Chris Hart

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446229453

Category: Education

Page: 230

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′This book can provide an excellent framework for bolstering what is often an experiential process - doing a literature review. It is best seen alongside the supervisor, as a guide, through the multidimensional sea of academic literature′ - British Educational Research Journal Reviewing the literature for a research project can seem a daunting, even overwhelming task. New researchers, in particular, wonder: Where do I start? What do I do? How do I do it? This text offers students across the social sciences and humanities a practical and comprehensive guide to writing a literature review. Chris Hart offers invaluable advice on how to: search out existing knowledge on a topic; analyse arguments and ideas; map ideas, arguments and perspectives; produce a literature review; and construct a case for investigating a topic. Doing a Literature Review contains examples of how to cite references, structure a research proposal and present a Master′s thesis. It is published as a Set Book for The Open University Postgraduate Foundation Module (D820) The Challenge of the Social Sciences. `I have been waiting for this book for five years. It sets out a number of important dimensions involved in the process of literature review and by clear signposting, diagrams, and examples will help the student to carry out her or his review more systematically. Learning how to carry out a literature review has always entailed the experiential. While this is a the best way of learning, it is only so providing that learning actually takes place during the experience (or by reflection afterwards). This book makes explicit those dimensions which could remain implicit or even missed by the student as they wade through all those books, papers, articles, and print-outs′ - Kevin Maguire, Nottingham Trent University SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Postgraduate Research Supervision

This enterprising anthology proposes creative and productive alternatives to the prevailing models. It is a generous and engaging text, vital reading for candidates, supervisors, researchers, mentors, and tertiary educators.

Author: Alison Bartlett

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015053388982

Category: Education

Page: 284

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This highly accessible anthology concerns itself with the relationships between postgraduate research candidates and their supervisors. It is a collection of immense depth and diversity including nearly fifty contributors, candidates and supervisors (many writing collaboratively), reflecting upon the pleasures and perplexing dynamics of supervisory relations. Their lucid understandings emerge through personal anecdote, critical reflection, and pedagogical theorizing. As candidates and supervisors, they recognize the impact of personal, cultural, and institutional histories and desires. This enterprising anthology proposes creative and productive alternatives to the prevailing models. It is a generous and engaging text, vital reading for candidates, supervisors, researchers, mentors, and tertiary educators.

Key Factors in Postgraduate Research

In this 3rd edition, new sections have been added on university rankings and their impact on research pressures within the institutions, as well as a detailed guide for postgraduate researchers undertaking their work in an external partner ...

Author: Dario John Toncich, Dr, PhD

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1493503952

Category: Education

Page: 298

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"Key Factors in Postgraduate Research" is a comprehensive guide to university-based postgraduate research at Doctoral or Master's levels. It provides a complete treatment of the postgraduate research process - including the university and research performance issues; fundamentals of postgraduate research; methods; thesis structuring, development and assessment. It also includes chapters on interactions between postgraduate researchers and supervisors, as well as problem resolution. Since it's initial release in 1999, many thousands of copies of Key Factors have made their way to universities around the world, and the book regularly appears on various university websites. In this 3rd edition, new sections have been added on university rankings and their impact on research pressures within the institutions, as well as a detailed guide for postgraduate researchers undertaking their work in an external partner organization - such as a medical research institute; industry or business, or government department.

Succeeding with Your Doctorate

Combining general discussion with practical advice, this book is an essential companion to your research.

Author: Jerry J Wellington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848600706

Category: Education

Page: 240

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'From page one the appeal of the book is evident in the jargon free, user friendly text. I would not hesitate to recommend it to other students whatever stage of their doctorate they have reached.' - Educate Journal Whether you undertaking a taught doctorate, or a course of study leading to a PhD, Succeeding with Your Doctorate offers complete, up-to-date guidance and discussion on all aspects of successful doctoral work. The five experienced authors give advice on every stage in the process of completing a doctorate, from helping you to engage in critical reflection to better understand your own research biases, to useful guidelines on preparing for, and surviving, the viva. Combining general discussion with practical advice, this book is an essential companion to your research. Topics include: Preparing for a doctorate Embarking on your Research Adapting to life as a student Working with a supervisor Reading critically Conceptualising your research Thinking about methodologies and approaches Producing a thesis Preparing for and taking the viva Disseminating your research. ? SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Practitioner Based Enquiry

This book has been written specifically for postgraduate students carrying out small-scale research projects in and around their work environments and for those undertaking research projects as part of their higher education courses.

Author: Brenda Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135710651

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This book has been written specifically for postgraduate students carrying out small-scale research projects in and around their work environments and for those undertaking research projects as part of their higher education courses. The book will also be useful to teachers, tutors, lecturers and trainers who want to use the concept of practitioner-based enquiry to enquire into their own institutional practices, and produce reports which can be submitted for academic credits leading to the award of certificates and degrees from universities and other professional bodies.

Doing Research in Business and Management

′[T]here is, as with all the chapters, an excellent set of suggested further reading...′ - Management Learning `Postgraduate students should find this a useful book, since it focuses on issues specific to their requirements.

Author: Dan Remenyi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446235386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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'[T]here is, as with all the chapters, an excellent set of suggested further reading...' - Management Learning `Postgraduate students should find this a useful book, since it focuses on issues specific to their requirements. The philosophical underpinnings, methodology and practicalities of research are all discussed within the context of postgraduate research' - International Small Business Journal This wide-ranging text comprehensively overviews management research and research methodology. The authors take the reader through all the major stages of the research process and introduce the key methods. After highlighting the different contexts and purposes, strategies and tactics, programmes and processes of management research, the authors provide detailed coverage of the relevant research approaches and methods. They discuss the interrelationship of theoretical and empirical research, and how these apply to practice. The implications of using quantitative and qualitative methods are examined, and practical advice is given on the available analysis techniques and software packages.

Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

This book has been designed specifically for Australian and New Zealand students as well as international students studying in those countries. -- back cover.

Author: Ray Cooksey

Publisher:

ISBN: 073461070X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 628

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"Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research focuses on the effective planning and management of a postgraduate research project, from the inception and commencement of a relationship with supervisors through to the submission and examination of the thesis... This book has been designed specifically for Australian and New Zealand students as well as international students studying in those countries"--Back cover.

Demystifying Postgraduate Research

The first complete introduction to the new model of social science and humanities postgraduate research.

Author: Jonathan Grix

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567271051

Category: Education

Page: 168

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The first complete introduction to the new model of social science and humanities postgraduate research. Based on the leading current course of postgraduate research training, a programme that will become the norm for postgraduate research over the next two or three years. Designed as a set text for '3 plus 1' and similar programmes. * The key tools and terminology of research * What to do before beginning the project * Funding * All about the student-supervisor relationship * The viva examination * The process of writing a thesis * Ethics and plagiarism in research, especially the use of the internet * How to get published