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Plan Your Dissertation

Plan Your Dissertation

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December 2021 | 124 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Planning your dissertation is made simple with this quick, step-by-step guide. Your instant pocket supervisor, this book will help you to:

·       Choose a topic you are excited about
·       Manage your time and beat procrastination
·       Create a step-by-step plan to keep you on track. 

Super Quick Skills provides the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  1. Learn core skills quickly
  2. Apply them right away and see results
  3. Succeed in your studies and in life

Super Quick Skills gives you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

What is a dissertation?
Is a dissertation for me?
How do I pick my research topic?
What is the role of the supervisor in the dissertation?
How do I manage my time effectively?
What do I need to read before I start?
How do I produce an ethically sensitive piece of research?
What methods should I use?


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Dissertation Planning Webinar
Watch the recording of Planning Your Social Science Dissertation with Charlotte Brookfield and Jamie Lewis.  This webinar, hosted by JS Group, explores practical strategies to help you effectively plan your dissertation.

A really easy read that gives you all the information to start thinking about writing a dissertation. The format and structure is perfect for students. I have already shared this text with my Year 2 undergraduate students in preparation for their Independent Project module in Year 3.

Dr Cheryl Anthony
Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
March 21, 2024

Fantastic little book for students, it is clear, concise, easy to read, easy to follow and inexpensive! I have recommended the range of Dissertation related books to my students. Highly recommended.

Mr Daniel Martin Clarke Hagan
Education, Atlantic Technological University
March 30, 2023

Charlotte Brookfield

Charlotte Brookfield is a senior lecturer of social sciences at Cardiff University. Charlotte is based in the Cardiff Q-Step Centre of Excellence in Quantitative Methods Teaching and Learning. The Centre is one of eighteen across the UK which aim to enhance the quantitative research methods training experience for social science students. The pedagogic activities of the Centre have influenced Charlotte’s research interests and in particular, she is interested in exploring the extent to which British sociology engages with quantitative approaches and the possible factors that may contribute toward sociology students’ resistance to study and... More About Author

Jamie Lewis

Jamie Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. His research is mainly situated in the Sociology of Science and Technology Studies (STS), but also extends to the public understanding of science (PUS) and medical sociology. He is presently working on a Expert Citizen Science project on air pollution. He is one of the authors of Psychiatric Genetics: from hereditary madness to big biology and is writing a book examining the development and stabilisation of Bigfootology. His area of research interests include:·        ... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781529790825