Table of contents for The postgraduate research handbook : succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD / Gina Wisker.


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Introduction * FIRST STAGE * Starting Research * Starting Your Own Postgraduate Research * Choosing the Right Research Degree * Choosing Your Supervisor * Writing a Research Proposal * SECOND STAGE * Getting Going: Supervisors, Methods and Time * Managing Your Supervisor * Managing the Balancing Act * Managing Your Time and Tasks * Your Learning As a Research Student * Research Questions and Methods * Carrying Out a Literature Review * Choosing Appropriate Research Methodologies and Methods * THIRD STAGE * More Detailed Research Methods: Maintaining Momentum * Designing and Using Questionnaires * Action Research and Phenomenography * Qualitative Research Methods: Interviews, Focus Groups and Observation * Using Grounded Theory, Case Studies, Journals and Synectics * Research Methods for the Arts and Humanities * Being Organised: Planning to Undertake Your Research * FOURTH STAGE * Support, Progress and Analysis * Developing a Supportive Research Culture Locally and at a Distance * Problem-based Research and Problem Solving * Analysing Data and Thinking About Findings * Writing Transfer Documents and Progress Reports for MPhil and PhD Thesis * FINAL FIFTH STAGE * Writing Up: The Viva, Presentations and Afterwards * Writing Up: Definitions and Qualities of a Good MA, MPhil and PhD Thesis * Preparing Your Thesis * Preparing for and Undertaking Your Viva * Presentations, Conferences and Publishing * Life After the Research * Index
Introduction * FIRST STAGE * Starting Research * Starting Your Own Postgraduate Research * Choosing the Right Research Degree * Choosing Your Supervisor * Writing a Research Proposal * SECOND STAGE * Getting Going: Supervisors, Methods and Time * Managing Your Supervisor * Managing the Balancing Act * Managing Your Time and Tasks * Your Learning As a Research Student * Research Questions and Methods * Carrying Out a Literature Review * Choosing Appropriate Research Methodologies and Methods * THIRD STAGE * More Detailed Research Methods: Maintaining Momentum * Designing and Using Questionnaires * Action Research and Phenomenography * Qualitative Research Methods: Interviews, Focus Groups and Observation * Using Grounded Theory, Case Studies, Journals and Synectics * Research Methods for the Arts and Humanities * Being Organised: Planning to Undertake Your Research * FOURTH STAGE * Support, Progress and Analysis * Developing a Supportive Research Culture Locally and at a Distance * Problem-based Research and Problem Solving * Analysing Data and Thinking About Findings * Writing Transfer Documents and Progress Reports for MPhil and PhD Thesis * FINAL FIFTH STAGE * Writing Up: The Viva, Presentations and Afterwards * Writing Up: Definitions and Qualities of a Good MA, MPhil and PhD Thesis * Preparing Your Thesis * Preparing for and Undertaking Your Viva * Presentations, Conferences and Publishing * Life After the Research * Index



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Universities and colleges -- Graduate work -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Graduate students -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Study skills -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.