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I especially liked the introductory chapters - so clearly laying out how to design and create a proposal ready for research.
Good for third year students embarking on dissertations, covers theoretical and practical issues
I did not find the chapter on expectations all that useful, and I did not like the chapter on research design. By contrast the chapter on literature reviews is very good. So, we will be dipping in and out of this book.
A good clear book appropriate to undergraduates, and helpful for them in doing dissertations, so it's on the supplemental list for our undergraduate methods course. But it's relatively entry-level and it could push students a bit further - certainly I wouldn't put this as key reading for the MA research methods courses I convene.
This text will be useful for nurse researchers adopting a social science stance.
This will be a useful text for nursing research students adopting a social science research approach.
This is a really useful book for students undertaking their research during their final year. The section on the literature review was really useful.
An excellent guide for students on approaching their dissertations
an excellent resource for students studying research
This is a wonderful book for graduate students who are struggling with the wide variety of conundrums, pitfalls, and uncertainties of qualitative research. It does seem to be aimed primarily at graduate students - for a PhD candidate like myself it seems a bit too generic at times. A lot of time is spent on the transition from life as a student to becoming a PhD candidate. That's fine, but that does mean the book is aimed at a particular audience at a particular time in their academic trajectories.
I really liked the layout of this book. It is very clear and straight foreward and helps students doing each stage of the dissertation.
I think it is a good additional book guiding the students in how to plan and carry out their dissertation.
A good starting point for students who are at the initial stages of planning their dissertation. Covers key areas, and would make an excellent reference handbook. Students would then need to refer to other texts for further depth, but this is a good introductory text.
A well-laid out and accessible book, ideal for undergraduates as a starting point for their dissertation. Recommended for early reading to get them started.
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