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Title Succeeding with your master's dissertation [electronic resource] : a step-by-step handbook / John Biggam.
Author Biggam, John.
Publication Info. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England ; New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education/Open University Press, 2015.
Edition 3rd ed.

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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Ebook Central    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Open UP study skills.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Succeeding with your Master's Dissertation; Succeeding with Your Master's Dissertation; Praise Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; A Master's dissertation: what is it?; So, what skills do you need to succeed?; Watch your words!; How to use this book; Summary of key points; Chapter 2: Developing your i-skills; What are i-skills?; Information needs; Organizing skills; Literature search techniques; Select topic; Define terms; Set boundaries; Select sources; Analyse sources; Google it!; University library databases; Using social media in research; Speed reading.
Critiquing skillsCommunication skills and mind-mapping; Further reading; Summary of key points; Chapter 3: Referencing and plagiarism; What is referencing?; Referencing in the body of your dissertation; Using Latin abbreviations and terms; Creating a reference list; Plagiarism; What counts as plagiarism?; What if you are accused of plagiarism?; Further reading; Summary of key points; Chapter 4: Preparing for your dissertation; Putting together your research proposal; Research proposal: working title; Research proposal: background information; Research proposal: overall research aim.
Research proposal: specific research objectivesResearch proposal: research methods; Research proposal: setting a timescale; Research proposal: ethics; Producing a dissertation template; Supervisor meetings; Supervisor and student: roles and responsibilities; An emotional journey; Further reading; Summary of key points; Chapter 5: The dissertation Introduction; The general structure of the Introduction; Background; Research focus (revisited); Overall research aim and individual research objectives; Value of your research; A further suggestion; Summary of key points.
Chapter 6: The Literature ReviewFocus on your research objectives; Structuring your Literature Review; Description vs critical evaluation; Learning theory and your dissertation; Good grammar; Further reading; Summary of key points; Chapter 7: Systematic reviews; What is a systematic review?; The stages of a systematic review; Stage 1: Determine review objective/question; Stage 2: The literature search process; Stage 3: What literature was selected (and why)?; Stage 4: Pool studies; Stage 5: Place findings in context; AMSTAR: a checklist for systematic reviews; Further reading.
Note The general approach.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 17, 2015).
Subject Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Master of arts degree -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: Biggam, John. Succeeding With Your Master'S Dissertation : A Step-By-Step Handbook. Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, ©2015 9780335264483
ISBN 9780335264490 electronic book
0335264492 electronic book
OCLC # EBC1920721
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