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.

Understanding Assessment

Understanding assessment


Before you embark on your Masters Level project you will need to have a detailed understanding of the assessment process. This will enable you to structure your completed project to meet particular requirements and give you the best possible chance of success. Each HE institution will have specific assessment guidelines and you need to spend some time familiarising yourself with them. The assessment criteria for your project will be similar but not necessarily the same as the assessment criteria for your other assignments, so make sure you take the time to carefully read the assessment guidance for your project that you have been given in your course documentation. In this chapter we will look in general at assessment strategies and criteria that ...

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