The prospect of undertaking postgraduate research can seem daunting. This thoroughly revised Second Edition of Doing Postgraduate Research will show you how to undertake your research better, quicker, and with as little hassle as possible. The text offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to better research practice and is fully compliant with research training requirements, including the Joint Research Councils' Skills Statement.
Doing Postgraduate Research will enable you to acquire research methods skills as you proceed through your Masters or PhD programme. Key topics include:
- Designing and organizing a research project
- Understanding alternative research perspectives
- Doing a literature review
- Academic writing
- IPR and Ethics in research
- Research presentations
- Preparing for a viva
- Career development.
Activities are used throughout the book to link the material to student's own research projects, encouraging practical `training by doing'. The book comes with a DVD and website which illustrate key features of the research process, and provide further reading and a guide to additional resources.
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The Companion Website for Doing Postgraduate Research contains a range of online resources to support the book.
Resources for lecturers:
- Workshop outlines
- PowerPoint slides
Resources for students:
- Downloadable checklists and exercises
- Useful web links.
Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!