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!

The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study

You can read as much as you like about the art of presenting, but nothing beats
actually doing it. Elaine, PhD student, University of Eastside. Reference list,
useful reading and websites Becker, L. (2004) How to manage your postgraduate
 ...

Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412900638

Category: Study Aids

Page: 330

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Presents advice and guidance for postgraduate students in Great Britain, covering such topics as the application process, research proposals, academic writing, networking, and teaching opportunities.

Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

A young female student shared how her motivation changed; “when I expressed
my goal of doing a PhD with others, an older male colleague who didn't have a
doctorate chided me and questioned whether I was up to it. It was probably only a
 ...

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.

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.

Postgraduate Research in Business

8 Reflection - How to Learn to Be a Better Researcher and Business Manager
from Doing Research How Do I Show My Development as a Researcher and as
an Independent Thinker? The aim of this chapter is to show you that research is ...

Author: Sarah Quinton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412908361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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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.

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.

Demystifying Postgraduate Research

1 The nature of doctoral research Introduction This book is not a compendium of
research methods, methodologies and ... Two qualifications are needed straight
away: first, I do not offer a blueprint for undertaking postgraduate research, but ...

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

Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art Architecture and Design

You could well ask, how does a professional background that does not include
doing creativity but rather knowing about creativity provide a skill-set for
supervising research candidates who are coming to their projects from a creative
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Author: Brent Allpress

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462090194

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design offers insights into supervisory practices in creative and design-based research by academics at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia. The book focuses on practices of supervising candidates who are undertaking postgraduate research in art, architecture, design and creative writing. It addresses a decisive shift in the academy towards an emphasis on applied practice-led research undertaken through project-based investigations. This model articulates an effective means to conduct research on knowledge both embodied in, and discovered through creative and design practices. Such knowledge can be understood in the context of broad socio-cultural changes in which creative and applied practice is defining and leading cultural, scientific, technological and creative economies. The contributors to this book investigate a range of supervisory strategies and wider concerns to do with knowledge and its formations. They focus on diverse pedagogical models and methodologies of supervising practices through applied practice-led research, exhibitions, ethics, writing, theory and practice, language and design. The authors are experienced supervisors of creative and practice-led research who have engaged in scholarly reflections on selective aspects of their supervisory practices with the aim of providing insight to others regarding what they do, and how and why they do it. The overall aim of this collection is to open up dialogue and debate around emerging modes of postgraduate research and supervisory practice in universities of the twenty-first century. This is a very astute and valuable contribution to the literature on supervision in the applied arena with a series of excellent discussions on creative practice-based research, pedagogical practices of supervision, creative writing and the creative work in process, ‘generative praxis’, distance supervision, doctoral exhibitions, supervision of designers, and a range of related issues and concerns. ‘It is a path-breaking, path-finding book that will be of great assistance to all kinds of professionals and students across a wide range of disciplines and with important lessons for all doctoral supervision. It is an exciting and accessible book and a great achievement for a group of colleagues in a leading institution.’ Michael A. Peters Emeritus Professor, University

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.

Your Guide to Successful Postgraduate Study

This book advises you on how to: decide what to read, and how best to read it produce engaging outputs in writing or speaking that are convincing and engaging pursue academic arguments and show evidence of research/reading maximize your ...

Author: Geoffrey C Elliott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526450470

Category:

Page: 144

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here The leap between the undergrad and postgrad can sometimes come as a surprise, especially if you've been out of education for a while. Postgraduate study involves applying skills and knowledge in a more sophisticated and advanced way than was required during your degree. Your Guide to Successful Postgraduate Study demystifies some of the expectations of post-grad study and outlines tools and strategies for developing skills that will improve your work throughout the whole of your post-graduate course. This book advises you on how to: decide what to read, and how best to read it produce engaging outputs in writing or speaking that are convincing and engaging pursue academic arguments and show evidence of research/reading maximize your employability after graduation. Get ahead of the game and equip yourself with the skills needed to supercharge your postgraduate work! 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!

University Wisdom

The work involved in doing postgraduate studies is immense and because you
have to work on a unique topic, you will be creating the research yourself. It's not
like studying for an undergraduate degree where you take classes and study for ...

Author: Vanessa McCallum

Publisher: University Wisdom

ISBN: 9780977508020

Category: College students

Page: 130

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University Wisdom is a practical student guide for planning setting and achieving goals for personal success Discover the Secrets of Getting the Most from Your Experience at University and use them as Stepping-Stones to Launch Your Life and Career ... Publisher description.

Postgraduate Study in the UK

RESEARCH. THESIS. • How do I plan a good research project? • What's involved
in writing a thesis? • Can I publish my work? First thoughts Whatever your
postgraduate programme, you will have to plan, undertake and write up a
substantial ...

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 Business Research

Well, if you are doing any kind of postgraduate research in the social sciences, I
think this book is going to be very useful to you. I also think this book is well-
suited to final year undergraduate dissertations as well. Nonetheless, I didn't
write this ...

Author: Nick Lee

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446204436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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`It's not often that you'll find an article or book that explains what you need to know in such plain, simple terms. Treasure it' - Andrew Farrell, Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University `Entertaining and authoritative without being patronising' - Professor Chris Hackley, Royal Holloway, University of London `This is a gem of a book from two of the outstanding management researchers of their generation. Easy to read and entertaining, yet rigorous and comprehensive in its approach, this book will be adopted as an essential aid for students undertaking final year projects, masters dissertations, and as a primer for doctoral researchers' - Professor Graham Hooley, Aston University `This book will fill a vital gap for post graduate research' - Professor Rod Brodie, University of Auckland Business School For anyone involved in developing a research project, this textbook provides an integrated, accessible and humorous account that explains why research methods are the way they are and how they do what they do. Unrivalled in its nature Doing Business Research addresses the research project as a whole and provides: - essential detail of philosophical and theoretical matters that are crucial to conceptualising the nature of methodology - a pragmatic guide to why things are important and how they are important - a huge range of things to consider that the reader can use to develop their research project further - a resource book, providing extensive suggested reading to help the researcher do their research.

Practitioner based Enquiry

" ... 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 ... also useful to ...

Author: Louis Murray

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0750707720

Category: Education

Page: 241

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" ... 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 ... also useful to teachers, tutors, lecturers and trainers who want to use the concept of practitioner-based enquiry to enquire into their own educational practices ..."--Back cover.

Fluorine Chemistry at the Millennium

... out in London I started my research career like many other English chemists at
the tender age of 21 when, without any particular planning or thought, I found
myself doing postgraduate research at Kings College, University of London.

Author: R.E. Banks

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080531792

Category: Science

Page: 660

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This volume brings together contributions by leading researchers covering a wide scope so characteristic of fluorine chemistry. It is a monograph of historical character comprising personalized accounts of progress and events in areas of particular interest. There is also much to interest and instruct chemists from other disciplines as a good proportion of the chapters contain a considerable amount of 'hard' referenced information relating to modern organic, organoelemental and inorganic chemistry. Historians of chemistry and technology will no doubt be tempted to dip into this book, and surely whoever addresses the task of commemorating Moissan's achievement at the 150-years stage will bless us all in some measure for its existence.

Doing Real World Research in Sports Studies

The intellectual origins of this book, as we point out in the introductory essay, are
to be found partly in our (largely unsatisfactory) experiences as students on
undergraduate and postgraduate research methods courses at various times
from ...

Author: Andy Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136464966

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining how they actually carried out their real life research projects, highlighting the practical day-to-day problems, false starts and setbacks that are a normal part of the research process. This book focuses on ten pieces of research that have made a distinctive and valuable contribution to the study of sport. For each one the author of that research explains how the project was conducted and the issues that they faced. In addition, each piece of research has a commentary from a leading sport scholar outlining why it is regarded as being an important contribution to the discipline of sport studies and how that research can inform studies being carried out today. Contributors to the book describe how in their own real life research projects, they initially conceptualized and defined their research projects secured funding and/or sponsorship from relevant bodies handled enforced changes to the research plans confronted/overcame obstacles presented by outside bodies managed inter-personal/emotional relationships in the research encounter managed possible threats to their personal safety or physical integrity managed good luck, bad luck and serendipitous findings dealt with favourable and hostile media reaction to research findings. Doing Real World Research in Sport Studies enables students and researchers to develop a more realistic understanding of what the research process actually involves. It charts the development of key research projects in sport and should be essential reading for any sport research methods course.

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: 9781473914049

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.

Doing Ethnographies

We hope that this book will be of use to any researcher considering the use of
qualitative methods in their undergraduate or postgraduate research. It brings
together a variety of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary influences from
anthropology, ...

Author: Mike Crang

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848607477

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Doing Ethnographies is an introductory and applied guide to ethnographic methods. It focuses on those methods - participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, and video/photographic work - that allow us to understand the lived, everyday world. Informed by the authors' fieldwork experience, the book covers the relation between theory, practice and writing, and demonstrates how methods work in the field, so preparing the first-time ethnographer for the loss of control and direction often experienced.