• Summary
  • Contents
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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.

Practitioner Research
Practitioner research

At the present time research into some element of your own work or aspects of your own organisation is increasing in popularity as many students want to make their work relevant to their own circumstances. There is a growing pressure to ensure that research is seen to have practical applications which will lead to improvement. Practitioner research provides you with the opportunity to relate your Masters Level programme to issues that directly impact on your own practice. This is an attractive option for many students who relish the opportunity to make a difference to their own performance or to their organisation, in both the public and private sectors. There is a need to ensure that this type of research is rigorous and ...

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