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The Postgraduate Research Handbook

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Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
List of Figures and Tables
x
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction
1(8)
What the book does not do
3(1)
What the book does and how it is structured
4(5)
PART ONE STARTING RESEARCH
Starting Your Postgraduate Research
9(14)
Why do an MA, MPhil, PhD or other Doctorate?
9(3)
Planning, key issues and suggestions
12(2)
Starting to think about developing a hypothesis and/or research questions
14(9)
Choosing the Right Research Degree
23(9)
Types of degree
23(2)
Varieties of research degree
25(2)
Choosing your university and supervisor
27(5)
Choosing Your Supervisor(s)
32(16)
Introduction
32(1)
Choosing your supervisor, and internal regulations
33(1)
Working with your supervisors: initial contracts and contacts
34(1)
Managing your supervisor
35(3)
Things to ask/not to ask your supervisor(s)
38(1)
Planning to get the most from your supervisor
39(1)
What research students can expect of supervisors - a brief summary
39(3)
Stages of supervisions - what you might expect at different stages
42(2)
Planning work and supervisions
44(4)
Research Questions and Hypotheses
48(17)
Developing research questions or hypotheses for research proposals and the research
49(2)
The research process
51(1)
Stating your title
52(2)
Research questions
54(1)
Key stages - developing a hypothesis or research questions
54(1)
`Operationalising` a concept
55(3)
Boundaries and gaps
58(3)
What kind of research is yours going to be?
61(1)
Stages of asking the research question
62(3)
Research Methodologies
65(13)
Choosing research methodologies
65(1)
Methodology
66(4)
Research approaches
70(4)
Methodology, worldview, methods, data and research
74(1)
Using qualitative and quantitative research methods together
75(3)
Conceptual Frameworks
78(8)
Research paradigms and perspectives
78(2)
Some examples of areas
80(6)
Ethics and Confidentiality
86(9)
Typical procedures and their history
86(9)
Writing a Research Proposal
95(12)
What do you want to research? How you can draw up a good proposal
97(10)
PART TWO GETTING GOING -- SUPERVISORS, TIME AND COMMUNITY
Managing Your Supervisor(s)
107(16)
Planning work and supervisions
107(2)
Learning contracts
109(14)
Managing the Balancing Act
123(7)
Balancing what?
124(1)
Varieties of roles and activities -- an audit
125(1)
What kind of balancing act suits you?
126(4)
Managing Your Time and Tasks
130(10)
Good planning: long-, medium- and short-term management of time
131(1)
Overall planning and the cycle of research
131(9)
Learning as a Research Student -- Learning Approaches, Styles and Pitfalls
140(17)
Learning styles: deep, surface and strategic learning
141(1)
Disciplines
142(2)
What kind of learner are you?
144(13)
Developing a Supportive Research Culture Locally and at a Distance
157(12)
Group/project team supervisions
158(1)
Self-managed groups and networks
159(1)
Peer pairing
160(1)
Peer support systems over a distance
161(1)
Using electronic and video links to support research students in their work
162(1)
Different modes of contact explored
163(1)
Other peer-support systems -- establishing a research culture
164(5)
PART THREE CARRYING OUT THE RESEARCH AND STARTING TO WRITE
Carrying out a Literature Review -- Developing the Theoretical Perspectives Chapter
169(17)
A literature review/theoretical perspectives chapter
170(2)
International students -- some particular issues
172(2)
Carrying out the literature review
174(6)
Writing the theoretical perspectives chapter
180(6)
Methods in Brief
186(27)
Quantitative research methods - designing and using questionnaires
187(4)
Qualitative research methods - interviews, focus groups and observation
191(19)
Case study 1
210(1)
Case study 2
211(2)
Using Grounded Theory, Case Studies, Journals and Synectics
213(14)
Grounded theory
213(3)
Case studies
216(2)
Case study 1
218(1)
Case study 2
219(2)
Journals
221(1)
Synectics
222(5)
Action Research and Practitioner-based Research
227(15)
Benefits of practitioner-based research
227(1)
Possible pitfalls or problems
228(1)
Action research
229(9)
Phenomenography
238(4)
Problem-based or Enquiry-based Research and Problem Solving
242(9)
Stages of problem-based or enquiry-based research
243(2)
Case study
245(6)
Research Methods for the Arts and Humanities
251(20)
The documenting, critiquing and creative continuum
252(10)
The form and shape of arts and humanities theses
262(2)
Case study 1
264(1)
Case study 2
264(1)
Researching your own creative work/using the creative in your research work
265(6)
PART FOUR SUPPORT, PROGRESS, ANALYSIS, WRITING UP, THE VIVA, PRESENTATIONS AND AFTERWARDS
Being Organised, Keeping Records, Writing Up, Stage-by-Stage
271(7)
Time and task plan -- key stages and obvious potentially difficult moments
272(6)
Writing the Thesis or Dissertation
278(14)
Developing the framework of different chapters
278(2)
The shape of the thesis as it develops
280(1)
Models
281(2)
Elements of the structure of the thesis explained -- and variants discussed
283(9)
Overcoming Writing Blocks and Learning from Feedback
292(21)
Writing
292(2)
Analysis of narratives, interviews, interactions, cases
294(5)
Some ideas about the writing habit
299(6)
Developing writing
305(8)
Analysing Data and Thinking about Findings
313(13)
Making sense of your data - interpretation and findings
314(1)
Managing data, both quantitative and qualitative
315(1)
Annotating
316(1)
Summarising and generalising
316(3)
Qualitative data activity
319(1)
Documentary analysis
320(1)
Findings
321(5)
Learning from Feedback
326(10)
Working with supervisor and other feedback
326(10)
Writing Transfer Documents and Progress Reports for MPhil, EdD and PhD Theses
336(13)
Open University (OU) EdD
336(2)
Transfer to a PhD
338(6)
MPhil, PhD and EdD -- scope and differences
344(3)
Presentation issues to bear in mind as you carry on with your work
347(2)
Writing Up: Definitions and Qualities of a Good MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD Thesis
349(21)
The Master`s dissertation or thesis
349(1)
The EdD
350(1)
Definitions of a good dissertation or thesis
351(1)
Positive features in a successful MPhil and PhD
352(5)
Writing up
357(13)
Preparing Your Thesis and Dissertation -- Coherence, Conclusions and Conceptual Level Work
370(6)
The proposal -- revisited
371(5)
Preparing for and Undertaking Your Viva
376(12)
Being prepared
377(2)
Postgraduate viva
379(2)
Generic questions
381(3)
Stress management
384(1)
The viva voce -- a brief outline
384(4)
Dealing with Corrections -- life after the Viva...
388(4)
What next?
389(2)
Celebrate
391(1)
Presentations, Conferences and Publishing
392(18)
Plan
394(1)
Prepare
395(5)
Practise
400(1)
Presentation
400(3)
Publications
403(7)
Life After the Research
410(4)
`Is there life after the research?`
410(4)
Bibliography 414(11)
Index 425
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