Your Undergraduate Dissertation in Health and Social Care provides a practical step-by-step guide to both the theoretical and practical aspects of the process of doing an undergraduate dissertation, equipping the reader with all the skills necessary to plan, conduct and write up a research project successfully.
This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, which has been specially tailored to the needs of those studying health, social care and related subjects. All the central topics are covered, with comprehensive information and guidance on crucial issues such as ethics, research governance and appraising the quality of the evidence. Relevant ‘real life’ examples are also included, drawn from a wide range of settings.
This guide offers a genuinely accessible and supportive source of advice that will be welcomed by undergraduates working towards their final year dissertation in health and social care.
- Chapter 1: What is a Dissertation?
- Chapter 2: What Types of Dissertation are There?
- Chapter 3: What Will it be about?
- Chapter 4: How do I Get Started?
- Chapter 5: What's All this about Philosophy?
- Chapter 6: How do I Write a Proposal?
- Chapter 7: What about Working and Planning my Time?
- Chapter 8: Where do I Get Hold of All the Necessary Background Information?
- Chapter 9: How can I Manage All the Notes?
- Chapter 10: How do I Make an Effective Argument?
- Chapter 11: What Sorts of Data Will I Find?
- Chapter 12: How do I Critically Appraise Research Evidence?
- Chapter 13: What about Research Ethics and Research Governance?
- Chapter 14: How do I Collect Primary Data?
- Chapter 15: How do I Analyse Quantitative Data?
- Chapter 16: How do I Analyse Qualitative Data?
- Chapter 17: What about Referencing?
- Chapter 18: How can I Manage a Long Piece of Writing?
- Chapter 19: How can I Make My Work Look Interesting and Easy to Read?
- Chapter 20: Who Else might be Interested in My Writing?