Your Undergraduate Dissertation in Health and Social Care: The Essential Guide for Success


Nicholas Walliman & Jane V. Appleton

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    To My Wife, Ursula (Nicholas Walliman)

    To Howard and Thomas (Jane Appleton)


    The authors would like to thank the many people who have provided their support in writing this book. In particular our discussions and debates with colleagues and students, past and present, at our respective institutions of Oxford Brookes University and the Open University have encouraged us in the book's development. We have been particularly inspired by the enthusiasm and determination displayed by our students. They have helped clarify for us some of the difficulties that students face as they tackle a major piece of academic work.

    We have also greatly appreciated the guidance and help afforded by the editorial team at SAGE Publications: especially Patrick Brindle, Claire Lipscomb, Ian Antcliff, Anna Coatman and Lucy Do, and for the support and clear thinking of Jeremy Toynbee of Toynbee Editorial Services Ltd.

    We could not have written this book without consulting the expertise of many other authors who are cited in the list of references and further reading sections and for the anonymous artists of the copyright-free illustrations used in this book.

    Finally we would like to acknowledge the support of Ursula Walliman and Howard Appleton, who have provided the much needed impetus and encouragement at crucial times. A big thank you!

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