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Doing Your Masters Dissertation
Realizing Your Potential as a Social Scientist



© 2005 | 496 pages | SAGE Vistaar
If you are about to embark on your Masters dissertation but don`t quite know where to begin, then this is just the book for you. For, it will show you just how to write an excellent dissertation. A clear and comprehensive guide to the practicalities of researching, preparing and writing a Masters dissertation, the book also includes materials and comments aimed at engendering higher-level scholarship based on reflection, contemplation and critical thinking.

Providing clarity by covering the essential `nuts and bolts` of research, this immensely practical text:

- gives clear definitions of the nature and scope of the three main types of Masters dissertation—the traditional, the work-based, and the literature review-based.

- contains numerous examples and illustrations on how to tackle both the technical and the intellectual aspects of constructing a dissertation.

- demonstrates the techniques that can be used to identify a topic and formulate a clear research problem capable of resulting in a dissertation.

- shows how to identify a topic, formulate a research question and hypothesise.

- suggests ways of dealing with ethical issues and sensitive situations, including working with your supervisor.

- provides succinct guidance on how to write the many different sections of your dissertation.

- lists texts and Internet sources for data collection techniques and data analysis.

Preface  
 
I. ESSENTIAL PREPARATION FOR YOUR DISSERTATION
What is a Masters?  
Managing Your Transition to Masters  
Finding and Formulating Your Topic  
Imagining Your Dissertation  
Choosing Which Type of Dissertation to Do  
Searching and Reviewing the Literature  
 
II. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
Methodological Assumptions and Beliefs  
Methodological Choices and Consequences  
Research Ethics and Standards  
Research Design  
 
III. DOING THE WRITING
Writing Your Research Proposal  
Writing Your Dissertation  
References  
Index  

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Chris Hart

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