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New Forms of Dissertation
New forms of dissertation
RichardAndrews and JudeEngland
Introduction

In 2008, in collaboration with Stephen Boyd Davis (Middlesex University) and Erik Borg (Coventry University) we won a grant from the UK's Economic and Social Research Council for a seminar series entitled ‘New forms of doctorate: the influence of multimodality and e-learning on the nature and format of doctoral theses in Education and the social sciences’. This chapter presents the case for the series, summarises its achievements and discusses in particular its proposed guidance for universities and other degree-awarding institutions. Initially, the focus was on the doctorate in all its forms, but the aperture widened to include all dissertations and theses – from final year undergraduate to Masters and doctorates. Consequently, our attention in the present ...

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