Are you struggling with your dissertation? Have you started too late and now you’re panicking? Help is here! Your Dissertation in Education is a straight-forward, plain English guide to doing and writing your project. It will take you from start to finish, with practical and friendly advice on every page. This second edition includes: - A new Foundations section with the concepts and tools you need to get started - An expanded guide to methodology and writing about methods - A new chapter on mixed methods An essential companion on your dissertation journey, this book is ideal for students across education, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. Scott Buckler is Principal Lecturer in the School of Education at Newman University (Birmingham). Nicholas Walliman is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Design, Technology and the Environment at Oxford Brookes University.

What will it be about?

What will it be about?

What will it be about?

By the end of this chapter you will be able to answer the following:

  • What really interests you?
  • What is the scope of the subject?
  • Why do I need to obtain background information?
  • What should I do now?

What really interests you?

Generally within education, you will have a choice about the subject of focus for your dissertation. Unfortunately this amounts to so much freedom that it is really difficult to know where to begin. If you are in this situation, or if you do not know how to make a choice between suggested titles or themes, the following thoughts will help.

As previously mentioned, it is always easier to write an extended piece of work if you are interested in the ...

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