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 about referencing?

What about referencing?

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

  • Why should I bother about references?
  • How do I keep track of the references?
  • What is the correct way of referencing?
  • How many references do I need?
  • What should I do now?

Why should I bother about references?

Writing a dissertation is not an exercise in creative writing; you will not be relying on your imagination as a source of your text. Almost everything you write will need to be based on the work of others and on your own research. While the demands of a doctoral thesis require a student to produce ‘an original contribution to knowledge’, for a dissertation at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you are illuminating an issue which ...

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