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.