Your Undergraduate Dissertation
The Essential Guide for Success
- Nicholas Walliman - Oxford Brookes University, UK
This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including:
- How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation?
- How do I write a research proposal?
- What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up?
- How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher?
- What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question?
- Once I have collected my data, what do I do?
- What's the best structure for my dissertation?
Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation.
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'This book is one of the most helpful I have seen in terms of helping undergraduate students understand the methods and principles involved in carrying out research for the final dissertation which many degree courses require. In essence it is a complete guide, covering every aspect of the process, outlining each step from selecting a theme to final writing and submission' - ESCalate
'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student'
Your Undergraduate Dissertation: The Essential Guide for Success under the series of SAGE Study Skills is a really successful tool specifically designed to guide students in writing their dissertations...Overall, this is a comprehensive book that achieves its aims of guiding students in writing their dissertations successfully. It is 'full of lucid explanations, practical tips' and gives students the opportunity to implement what they have learnt. It is true that SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Thank you, Nicholas, for this special gift. It is indeed a great book!
An excellent resource for any research project
Very useful for students undertaking their disseratation. A good section on the literature review and process of putting a disseertation together.
Solid text, well suited to help our undergraduation students in construction.
An excellent companion for final year undergraduates.
Recommended read which outlines both the practice and context of undergraduate dissertation projects.
an ideal guide for students completing their dissertation.
I highly recommend this book to other researchers. It gives you an opportunity to show how well informed you are, how well organised you can be and how you can make a clear presentation of your work for effective communication.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Your Undergraduate Dissertation: What's It All For?