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This practical guide for students focuses on both the city, and the different ways academics research it.

Introduction
Introduction
Kevin Ward
Beginnings

It began in March 1990 and it ended in February 1991. From start to finish, eleven months of my life was spent on my undergraduate dissertation. Towards the end it felt like I had been working on it for years, not months. I could think of nothing else, as the submission date neared. It had begun, as so many do I think, by me speaking to staff, reading in a rather ad hocand unsystematic manner academic papers on the sorts of issues in which I thought I was interested, and generally thinking about what sort of dissertation I wanted to produce. There was so much choice! How was I ever going to find my way through the ...

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