Research and Writing Skills for Dissertations and Projects: An Introduction
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This module introduces some of the key points in getting started on the dissertation or project, and working with a supervisor. This includes generating ideas, choosing the research area and understanding the expectations and role of the supervisor.
This module introduces qualitative and quantitative research methods. It looks at the difference between methodology and methods, choosing the right approach and the relationship between the question or hypothesis and the methodology.
This module introduces some main points related to quantitative and qualitative data analysis and suggests how data can be presented. It looks at data types and statistical tests, as well as data reduction, conclusion drawing and the limitations of qualitative and quantitative approaches.
This module introduces some key elements in building an argument and structuring the work. It includes analysis and discussion, the basic components of an argument, and how to structure the argument and chapters. It also looks at the key components of a dissertation.
This module introduces some key points in writing, refining and disseminating the work. It offers suggestions on writing and refining the first draft, and dealing with writer’s block. It also covers analysis and synthesis, and ideas on how and where to disseminate the work.