This book gives a complete guide to carrying out and completing a project or dissertation which has a leadership or management focus. It is written in accessible, jargon-free language and provides practical advice in all the relevant areas of research and its reporting.
The authors provide case examples of students' work from a range of contexts. They give guidance on what pitfalls to avoid, and show clearly how to structure the project, write a literature review, present personal research findings, as well as how to understand different kinds of research, assessment, and maximizing tutorial support.
The book is essential for graduate students in fields such as education or business studies, giving a clear step-by-step approach to doing the fieldwork and writing up the outcomes, including how to make conclusions and recommendations. It provides a comprehensive resource to ensure success in leadership and management projects and dissertations.
- Chapter 1: Setting the Scene
- Chapter 2: Choosing Your Topic and Designing the Research
- Chapter 3: The Literature Review
- Chapter 4: Research Methodology
- Chapter 5: Applying Research Methods
- Chapter 6: Practitioner Research
- Chapter 7: Presenting and Analysing Data
- Chapter 8: Making the Most of Available Support
- Chapter 9: Writing Up
- Chapter 10: Understanding Assessment
- Chapter 11: Next Steps