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.

How do I write an introduction?

How do I write an introduction?

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

  • Why do I need to write an introduction?
  • What do I need to include in the chapter?
  • How do I define the focus of the research?
  • What are the environmental issues of the research?
  • What do I intend to research and how will I do this?
  • Why do I need to signpost the research?
  • What should I do now?

Why do I need to write an introduction?

Although the shortest chapter in your dissertation, the introductory chapter is at the same time perhaps the most important as it sets out the rest of your work. If you can write a solid introduction, one that engages with the reader, ...

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