Doing Your Masters Dissertation
- Chris Hart - University of Chester, UK
SAGE Study Skills Series
Key features of the book include:
· Step-by-step coverage - sections on choosing a topic, research design, methodology and presenting data and writing up.
· An up-to-date list of key reference materials, both printed and electronic
· Advice on ethical guidelines
· Information on assessment criteria
· Student-focused throughout with a broad range of worked examples and guidelines for further reading
Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this textbook is an essential resource for postgraduate students across the social sciences required to complete a Masters dissertation.
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Good additional text book that assists students in a structured and achievable way through their dissertation.
Very informative text.
Ideal for this module
This book is essential reading for masters students doing their dissertation. It is clearly laid out, and gives students a good idea of what a masters level dissertation involves. However, it is also good at making that level of work appear very accessible. For many of our students this is their first piece of independent research, and this book is an excellent resource to accompany them on that journey.
The text takes the student from the very beginning of the project (thinking about where a masters dissertation might fit in their life, and what topic to choose) right through to the end where it helps to think through what the narrative argument will be, and how to shape the whole piece into a coherent whole. The diagrams are helpful, and very useful in teaching.
The book has been particularly useful when accompanied by an engaged teaching practice. For many of our students, who are engaging in politicised research, this text holds words of caution, but alongside the encouragement and support of their tutors, it does not put them off engaging in important political enquiry.
A very comprehensive and yet accessible guide for students. It is a practical book that helps to break the enormous task into achievable chunks.
Good overview of all areas, easy to read and follow. Highly recommend as additional text.
I will reccomend this as a resource for Masters student about to embark upon their dissertations to enable them to get a good organised start.
An excellent book for students to understand the basics of what is required of their Masters Dissertation. Very useful and clear.
Essential read for those doing their Masters dissertation
It does the job and does it well!