"This book takes a clear approach to the challenges of university life, offers realistic advice, and demonstrates how to acquire transferable skills for future employment. Issues examined include how to maximize your academic performance, develop powers of expression, analyze data, write a dissertation, and identify what employers want."—ABSTRACTS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND ENVIRONMENTThis book takes a clear-eyed approach to the challenges of University life, offers realistic advice and demonstrates how to acquire transferable skills with a view to future employability. Topics covered include: " What employers want;" How educational performance can be maximized;" How to maximise powers of expression;" How to analyze data; " What to do and avoid doing in writing a dissertation.Written in an engaging and non-nonsense style, by experienced teachers, the book offers students the perfect one stop guide to making their university study experience count.

Data Analysis and Writing up a Dissertation

Data analysis and writing up a dissertation

Chapter Overview

  • Describing and presenting quantitative data.
  • Analysing qualitative data.
  • Writing up a dissertation.

This chapter completes our discussion of the research process and writing up. We pick up where the last chapter ended, and concentrate on data analysis and how to write up the dissertation. Following our earlier advice to take advantage of whatever help your dissertation tutor provides, we strongly recommend that you register for any short courses or specialist tuition in data analysis software that many universities and colleges offer. There is also much useful material online such as the large site maintained by Dr Arsham on http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/Business-stat/opre504.htm. As well as learning about techniques for dealing with data, the skills learned will stand ...

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