Doing Postgraduate Research, Volume 13

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Stephen Potter
SAGE, Aug 7, 2006 - Education - 308 pages
The prospect of undertaking postgraduate research can seem daunting. This thoroughly revised Second Edition of Doing Postgraduate Research shows students how to undertake their research in a manner that is better, quicker, and hassle-free 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.
 

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Contents

Contents List of Figures vi
8
Notes on Contributors viii
9
Getting going
20
Scoping your research
53
Logics of enquiry
73
Planning and organizing your research
92
Academic writing
114
Undertaking a literature review
152
Doing the right thing
180
Ethical frameworks for research with human participants
200
Research presentations
228
The examination process and the viva
251
Developing your career
276
Index
303
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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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