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Doing Postgraduate Research [Paperback]

Stephen Potter
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24 Jan 2002 0761947450 978-0761947455
`A good introductory text for prospective PhD students and a useful resource for research trainers who wish to provide an initial overview to a varied audience' - The Research Training Initiative at Birmingham Insitute of Art and Design

This invaluable resource will help both full and part-time postgraduate students from all subjects to do research better, quicker and with as little hassle as possible.

Doing Postgraduate Research is pioneering a new generation of research training materials. It recognises the greater importance formal research training now occupies in research degrees. This practical text will enable the student to develop their abilities to draw upon a range of research training materials and to select those that are best suited to their own research training needs. The book concentrates on tasks that all postgraduate research projects face and include:

- designing and organising a research project

- doing a topic review

- writing skills

- using computers

- considering rights and ethics in research

the process of the thesis examination and (where held) the oral examination

The book encourages student `training by doing' , and is designed to be used by students while they are doing their own research work. The text includes numerous activities for students to apply what they are learning to their own projects.

Doing Postgraduate Research has been developed from an Open University training pack for research students, and is compliant with UK Research Council training requirements. It will be invaluable to all students, supervisors and all with research training responsibilities.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (24 Jan 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761947450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761947455
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is edited by Professor Stephen Potter at the Open University with contributions from himself and a team with a wealth of multidisciplinary research training experience including Martin Le Voi, Chris High, Jane Montague, Wendy Stainton-Rogers, Theresa Lillis, Sarah North, John Oates, Trevor Collins, Ann Jones and Verina Waights.

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5.0 out of 5 stars satisfied 4 Dec 2012
By Norizah
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It came in very good condition. Very useful for a postgraduate researcher who just started like me to use this as guidelines and pointers of the dos and donts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Research projects 9 Sep 2011
Doing homework is always sensible before visiting a country, attending a concert, taking part in a discussion, going to the theatre and so on; the same applies to postgraduate research. No matter how experienced, if there has been a break, it is always good to "get the brain in gear" about the process itself. The content is another matter altogether.

This book is excellent for setting the scene: Getting Started, Planning and Organising a Research Project, The Writing Process, Examinations and the Viva; this short selection of chapter headings provides an insight into the very practical nature of the text.

Even before meetings with supervisors, etc, this book presents issues, the answers to which are always handy to have considered before initial discussions.

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