Your Dissertation in Education

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SAGE, Mar 13, 2008 - Education - 328 pages
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Your Dissertation in Education provides a systematic, practical approach to dissertation and project writing for students in education.

This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, specifically developed for students from a range of educational disciplines, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. This book is unique in being the first devoted to providing a complete overview of the dissertation process for education students.

Throughout the book use of practical examples, summary sections and additional references provide the reader with a comprehensive yet easy-to-read guide to ensure successful completion.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
SECTION 1
5
1 What Is a Dissertation?
7
2 What Is Educational Research?
22
3 Whats All This About Ethics?
30
SECTION 2
45
4 What Will It Be About?
47
5 How Do I Get Started?
56
14 Whats All This About Philosophy?
158
15 How Do I Conduct Effective Interviews?
172
16 How Do I Structure Effective Questionnaires?
183
17 How Do I Undertake Effective Observations?
194
18 How Do I Write a Methodology Chapter?
203
SECTION 5
211
19 How Do I Analyse Quantitative Data?
213
20 How Do I Analyse Qualitative Data?
223

6 How Do I Write a Proposal?
70
7 How Do I Write an Introduction?
78
SECTION 3
85
8 Where Do I Get Hold of All the Necessary Background Information?
87
9 How Can I Manage All the Notes?
97
10 What About Referencing?
107
11 How Do I Argue My Point Effectively?
114
12 How Do I Write a Literature Review?
133
SECTION 4
139
13 What Sorts of Data Will I Find and How Much Do I Need?
141
21 How Do I Write a Discussion Chapter?
235
SECTION 6
243
22 How Can I Work Effectively with My Supervisor?
245
23 What About Working and Planning My Time?
255
24 How Can I Manage a Long Piece of Writing?
270
25 How Can I Make My Work Look Interesting and Easy to Read?
280
26 Who Else Might Be Interested in My Writing?
296
References
305
Index
306
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Nicholas Walliman is a qualified architect and Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University and a researcher associate in the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. After many years of practice in architecture in the UK and abroad, he returned to academic life to do his PhD. This experience raised his interest in research theory and methods, and he was subsequently asked by the university to write a distance learning course to guide postgraduate students embarking on research degrees. This course provided the raw material and incentive for writing this book. He has subsequently published several other books on research theory and methods for students and practitioners at various levels of expertise. He is currently conducting research with a team of architects and environmental scientists as part of the Oxford Brookes Institute for Sustainable Development. They are engaged in nationally and internationally funded projects on a range of aspects of building technology, such as energy saving building envelope design, mitigation of the effects of floods on buildings and advanced construction methods. He has published numerous research papers on aspects of architectural technology. He is also supervising several PhD and Masters students. Despite this emphasis on science and technology, his work with research students covers many other aspects of architecture and its relationship to society, such as vernacular architecture, the effects of westernisation, architectural education, conservation, administration and sustainable design.

Scott Buckler originally worked as primary teacher in London and Birmingham before his employment as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester. He was originally appointed for his work in Special Educational Needs although he has diversified over the years to pursue how psychology can be applied to education. He has a particular interest in redefining the context of transpersonal education, which he believed, unites the various domains of human experience.

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