Your Undergraduate Dissertation in Health and Social Care: The Essential Guide for Success
Publication Year: 2009
Your Undergraduate Dissertation in Health and Social Care provides a practical step-by-step guide to both the theoretical and practical aspects of the process of doing an undergraduate dissertation, equipping the reader with all the skills necessary to plan, conduct and write up a research project successfully.
This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, which has been specially tailored to the needs of those studying health, social care and related subjects. All the central topics are covered, with comprehensive information and guidance on crucial issues such as ethics, research governance and appraising the quality of the evidence. Relevant ‘real life’ examples are also included, drawn from a wide range of settings.
This guide offers a genuinely accessible and supportive source of advice that ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: What is a Dissertation?
- Chapter 2: What Types of Dissertation are There?
- Chapter 3: What Will it be about?
- Chapter 4: How do I Get Started?
- Chapter 5: What's All this about Philosophy?
- Chapter 6: How do I Write a Proposal?
- Chapter 7: What about Working and Planning my Time?
- Chapter 8: Where do I Get Hold of All the Necessary Background Information?
- Chapter 9: How can I Manage All the Notes?
- Chapter 10: How do I Make an Effective Argument?
- Chapter 11: What Sorts of Data Will I Find?
- Chapter 12: How do I Critically Appraise Research Evidence?
- Chapter 13: What about Research Ethics and Research Governance?
- Chapter 14: How do I Collect Primary Data?
- Chapter 15: How do I Analyse Quantitative Data?
- Chapter 16: How do I Analyse Qualitative Data?
- Chapter 17: What about Referencing?
- Chapter 18: How can I Manage a Long Piece of Writing?
- Chapter 19: How can I Make My Work Look Interesting and Easy to Read?
- Chapter 20: Who Else might be Interested in My Writing?
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First published 2009
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The authors would like to thank the many people who have provided their support in writing this book. In particular our discussions and debates with colleagues and students, past and present, at our respective institutions of Oxford Brookes University and the Open University have encouraged us in the book's development. We have been particularly inspired by the enthusiasm and determination displayed by our students. They have helped clarify for us some of the difficulties that students face as they tackle a major piece of academic work.
We have also greatly appreciated the guidance and help afforded by the editorial team at SAGE Publications: especially Patrick Brindle, Claire Lipscomb, Ian Antcliff, Anna Coatman and Lucy Do, and for the support and clear thinking of Jeremy Toynbee of Toynbee Editorial Services Ltd.
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