Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management
The Reality of Researching and Writing
- Reva Berman Brown - Oxford Brookes University, UK
SAGE Study Skills Series
Readers are given guidelines to help them assess the kind of researcher they are and the all important question of how to chose a research project is answered. The book is easy to read and covers:
- An explanation of what lies behind the requirements that need to be met by a research proposal
- What readers should expect from their supervisors and what the researched organisation might expect from readers
- Support for the confused and anxious student.
This book will guide the student through a challenging time, giving quick and realistic support to enable a stress-free completion of their final dissertation and project write up.
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Useful pre-reading for Level 6 and Level 7 students about to embark on dissertation. The advice is better tailored for older students, with some experience of independent living and the professional workplace.
The book is full of small, practical exercises, such as asking what type of researcher are you: doctor, detective or explorer? These exercises can be used by dissertation supervisors while a student is refining their research question, and to keep reminding them of their research question during the process.
The book is particularly good at translating between academics and students, particularly when it comes to research terminologies and expectations. Definitely one to recommend for student pre-reading.
The early chapter headings can be rather off-putting e.g. "Before you being to begin", but the writing is clear, to the point of terseness.
New masters students have questions about their work and this book goes a long way to providing useful and practical answers. As such, it can save a supervisor a lot of time. I would have liked to have seen an index included and think links to further reading would have been useful.
A realistic view of the thesis' process that is refreshing and instructive to students
A really good book adopting a different approach to advices to students. A book to read !