Doing Your Undergraduate Project

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SAGE, Aug 30, 2006 - Education - 244 pages
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Doing Your Undergraduate Project is a practical step-by-step guide to managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. The book covers all aspects of project management, explaining in a clear and structured way how to undertake a project and helping readers to identify and acquire the necessary skills to plan and carry out the research and writing.

This practical and concise book provides:

  • Advice for preparing a project and choosing a topic
  • Guidelines for writing a project proposal
  • A checklist for planning
  • A guide to producing a literature review
  • Advice on choosing and implementing appropriate methodology
  • An awareness of ethical issues
  • Information for writing-up the report.

Written in a lively and engaging manner, this detailed and accessible manual is an invaluable resource for students across the social sciences working on their undergraduate project.


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Contents

The Value of a Project
1
Preparing to Do Your Project
11
Choosing a Topic
39
Writing the Project Proposal
64
Planning the Project
85
Risk Assessment and Management
105
Methodology
126
The Literature Review
149
Sample Work Schedules
220
Literature Item Review Record Form
222
Literature Item Location Record Form
223
Steps to Making a Written Proposal
224
Relationship of the Project Proposal to the Project Report
225
Checklist for Determining Confidence in Your Methodology
228
A Method of Working on the Literature Review
229
Databases
232

Using Results
179
Writing the Project Report
189
Sample Project Record Forms
219

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About the author (2006)

Denis Reardon currently works as a freelance researcher and writer, and was formerly a principal lecturer in the School of Information Studies, and more recently a visiting lecturer in Knowledge Management and Project Management, at UCE.

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