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‘Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.’- Professor Goeffrey Elliott, University of Worcester‘Paul’s book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.’- Dr Scott Buckler, University of WorcesterBased on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished thesis or dissertation.Fully up-to-date ...

The Data Analysis Chapters
The Data Analysis Chapters

In this chapter we explore different strategies for the presentation of your data analysis. We discuss how to subdivide the data into chapters and also how to present both qualitative and quantitative data. We explore the issue of how you need to report the selection and rejection of data, in order that your account is open and transparent. In addition there is a discussion of the extent to which examples of raw data need to be included within the thesis.

Study Strategies
  • Look at articles in a range of different academic journals, and note the different forms of tabular presentations and figures. Think about your own data, and the different methods you could use to present it. Qualitative ...
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