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.
Exploring the Background to the Topic
As noted in the last section, if you can establish a clear introduction to your work, explaining why your dissertation is of importance, then you have made a good start. Section 3 thus develops your work further by providing guidance on how to ensure that both you and the reader are fully informed of the important issues in the area and whether any gaps in knowledge need to be addressed (specifically through effectively searching for and utilising literature), culminating in how to write your literature review chapter.