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Writing a Dissertation For Dummies, UK Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-74270-9
Paperback
360 pages
January 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Understanding What a Dissertation Is 7

Chapter 1: Sorting Out the Basics of a Dissertation 9

Chapter 2: Thinking About a Research Question 23

Part II: Getting Set Up for Your Dissertation 41

Chapter 3: Structuring Your Dissertation 43

Chapter 4: Getting Started 55

Chapter 5: Finalising Your Research Question and Considering Ethics 75

Chapter 6: Reading and Note-Taking Efficiently 97

Part III: Getting On with Your Research 115

Chapter 7: Collecting Information and Researching 117

Chapter 8: Generating Your Own Empirical Data 135

Chapter 9: Analysing Data and Drawing Conclusions 165

Chapter 10: Staying on Track 187

Part IV: Writing and Polishing Your Work 203

Chapter 11: Managing Your Argument: Writing Up Your Non-Empirical Dissertation 205

Chapter 12: Writing Up Your Empirical Dissertation 217

Chapter 13: Writing Effectively 229

Chapter 14: References, Bibliographies and Appendixes 247

Chapter 15: Presenting Your Dissertation 259

Part V: Managing the Overall Experience 271

Chapter 16: Organising Your Work Habits 273

Chapter 17: Looking After Yourself 285

Part VI: The Part of Tens 303

Chapter 18: Ten Pitfalls to Avoid 305

Chapter 19: Ten Top Tips for Finishing Your Dissertation Successfully 311

Chapter 20: Ten Things to Check Before You Bind Your Dissertation 317

Index 321

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