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Your Dissertation in Education
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Your Dissertation in Education

Second Edition


March 2016 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Are you struggling with your dissertation? Have you started too late and now you're panicking?

Help is here! Your Dissertation in Education is a straight-forward, plain English guide to doing and writing your project. It will take you from start to finish, with practical and friendly advice on every page. This second edition includes:

  • A new Foundations section with the concepts and tools you need to get started
  • An expanded guide to methodology and writing about methods
  • A new chapter on mixed methods

An essential companion on your dissertation journey, this book is ideal for students across education, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies.

Student Success is a series of essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to boosting your employability and managing your wellbeing, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. 

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
Chapter 2: What is a dissertation?
 
Chapter 3: What is educational research?
 
Chapter 4: What’s all this about ethics?
 
Chapter 5: What will it be about?
 
Chapter 6: How do I get started?
 
Chapter 7: How do I write a proposal?
 
Chapter 8: How do I write an introduction?
 
Chapter 9: Where do I get hold of all the necessary background information
 
Chapter 10: How can I manage all the notes?
 
Chapter 11: What about referencing?
 
Chapter 12: How do I argue my point effectively?
 
Chapter 13: How do I write a literature review?
 
Chapter 14: Methodology and methods: what’s the difference?
 
Chapter 15: What is meant by mixing methodologies?
 
Chapter 16: What sorts of data will I find and how much do I need?
 
Chapter 17: Methods: How do I conduct effective interviews?
 
Chapter 18: Methods: How do I structure effective questionnaires?
 
Chapter 19: Methods: How do I undertake effective observations?
 
Chapter 20: Methods: How do I conduct documentary analysis?
 
Chapter 21: Why is reliability and validity so important?
 
Chapter 22: How do I write a methodology chapter?
 
Chapter 23: How do I analyse qualitative data?
 
Chapter 24: How do I analyse quantitative data?
 
Chapter 25: How do I combine different data sets?
 
Chapter 26: How do I write a discussion chapter?
 
Chapter 27: How can I work effectively with my supervisor?
 
Chapter 28: What about working and planning my time?
 
Chapter 29: How can I manage a long piece of writing?
 
Chapter 30: Who else might be interested in my writing?

For those about to undertake a dissertation at under graduate or post-graduate level this is a great guide which will support you and increase your confidence.

Mrs Diana Mann
Faculty of Education, Leeds Trinity University
April 21, 2016

Extremely useful textbook for students at all levels.

Miss Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi
Department of Health Studies, University of East London
March 7, 2016
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