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Work Placements, Internships & Applied Social Research

Work Placements, Internships & Applied Social Research

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Research Methods | Study Skills

April 2021 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Showcasing how you can use a work placement to develop your research and professional skills, this warm and personable book demonstrates how you can transfer and grow skills from your academic training to the workplace and maximise the benefits of learning by doing. 

The book also:

·       Helps you confidently navigate the entire internship process, providing reassuring guidance about key steps such as applying and interviewing for placements

·       Highlights the importance of practicing reflective learning and encourages you to become a reflective researcher

·       Empowers you to make an internship work for you, giving you key employability and workplace skills.

Drawing on a range of real student voices, this pragmatic guide helps you make the most of the opportunities offered by a work placement and shows how the skills you learn will help you thrive in academia and beyond.

Chapter 1: Experiential learning and applied research
Chapter 2: The benefits of experiential learning in applied social research
Chapter 3: How to apply for a work placement or internship
Chapter 4: How to prepare for, do and reflect on an interview
Chapter 5: How to get through your first day
Chapter 6: How to use a framework for reflection
Chapter 7: How to develop your analytical and research skills
Chapter 8: How to develop your professional skills
Chapter 9: Using the work placement experience to inform continuing study

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Jackie Carter

Jackie Carter is a professor of statistical literacy at The University of Manchester. She co-directs the Q-Step Centre at The University of Manchester and leads the programme of paid internships which she established in 2013. In 2020 she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by Advance HE, the UK professional body that oversees teaching and learning in Higher Education, for her work on making an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in Higher education.She is also a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. She sits on the University of Glasgow’s Urban Big Data Centre’s Advisory Committee, the ESRC’s Strategic Advisory... More About Author

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