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.

Writing Up

Writing up


When all the research has been completed and recorded, the assessment of your work and the award of your Masters Degree depends ultimately on what you submit. The form in which your report is made is therefore crucial. This chapter deals with the subject of how that report is written, in terms of style and format. Whether you write up each section as it is completed, or save all the writing up until the end, the issues are the same. This chapter considers the following:

  • The order in which the project is written
  • What overall style should be used
  • Writing in a language other than your native one
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Using references correctly and compiling the bibliography
  • Formatting
  • The use of appendices
  • Checking your work
  • Writing acknowledgements
  • Writing the abstract.

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