Doing Postgraduate Research
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Doing Postgraduate Research

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The prospect of undertaking postgraduate research can seem daunting. This thoroughly revised Second Edition of Doing Postgraduate Research will show you how to undertake your research better, quicker, and with as little hassle as possible. The text offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to better research practice and is fully compliant with research training requirements, including the Joint Research Councils' Skills Statement.


Doing Postgraduate Research will enable you to acquire research methods skills as you proceed through your Masters or PhD programme. Key topics include:




Designing and organizing a research project
Understanding alternative research perspectives
Doing a literature review
Academic writing
IPR and Ethics in research
Research presentations
Preparing for a viva
Career development.


Activities are used throughout the book to link the material to student's own research projects, encouraging practical `training by doing'. The book comes with a DVD and website which illustrate key features of the research process, and provide further reading and a guide to additional resources. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/potter








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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 17.53mm | 580g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1412924057
  • 9781412924054
  • 480,726

Table of contents

Introduction
Getting Going
Scoping Your Research
Logics of Enquiry
Planning and Organizing Your Research
Academic Writing
Undertaking a Literature Review
Doing the Right Thing
Ethical Frameworks for Research with Human Participants
Research Presentations
The Examination Process and the Viva
Developing Your Career
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`Students planning on graduate research in the UK (and those who advise them) will find this book a good resource to anticipate the differences in the UK educational system and how those will affect their graduate studies.' - NACADA Journal "Students planning on graduate research in the UK (and those who advise them) will find this book a good resource to anticipate the differences in the UK educational system and how those differences wil affect their graduate studies" -Cheryl Blake Price, Florida State University -- Cheryl Blake Price Offers a practical and helpful guidebook both for students and supervisors. It is recommended for research students at the early stages of their research studies, because it provides a thought-provoking account of the different aspects of post-graduate research. Additionally, it can be a useful tool and resource pack for advanced research students who want to think about viva and career options after the completion of the PhD...a useful addition to the growing literature of books on post-graduate research. It provides not only a helpful reading but also a complete multimedia resource pack for new and more-advanced students and supervisors. -- Educate Journal * Educate Journal *
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About Stephen Potter

The book is edited by Professor Stephen Potter at the Open University with contributions from himself and a team with a wealth of multidisciplinary research training experience including Martin Le Voi, Chris High, Jane Montague, Wendy Stainton-Rogers, Theresa Lillis, Sarah North, John Oates, Trevor Collins, Ann Jones and Verina Waights.
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