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3.0 out of 5 stars a recipe book approach, 26 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: Writing a Dissertation For Dummies (Paperback)
One of the problems with writing a book on this subject is that different institutions and, within them, different programmes, each have their own, often slightly different, dissertation requirements. Furthermore, the individualistic nature of each student's dissertation is such that the recipe book approach adopted by this book is of limited value.

Before you buy this book check the contents page and see how this compares with the format and content requirements that apply to your dissertation. Some of the sections e.g. Literature Review - will be the same but look at the detail and you might see significance differences.

You're unlikely to find a single book that has all the answers to your questions - they're all too general. My advice would be to buy/borrow separate books. One on Methodology, another on writing a literature review etc. and, above all, study your programme's handbook.
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Initial post: 1 Jul 2012, 12:48:48 BST
Dr Caz says:
Hi - I think you dispense good advice! It's impossible to write a dissertation guide that covers all bases and I hope you'll see that in my book I constantly refer readers to their own institutional regulations and suggestions. I am glad that some aspects have been useful, though and agree that it's worth carefully looking through any book of this kind before purchase.
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