Written out of the author’s awareness of the problems many students and young researchers encounter when writing their research papers, this book is a simplified presentation of the fundamentals of research. Its technically simple style is aimed at making the book accessible to people of all academic persuasions. Most research studies or projects begin with a written proposal. For this reason, the book starts with a section on how to write a good standard research proposal. In the second section, the book discusses in detail the way in which a research project, dissertation or thesis must be outlined once the research proposal has been accepted. Chapter three looks specifically at a journal paper/article as another very important type of research paper. It gives a brief survey of important points to bear in mind when writing a journal article as well as the structure such a paper is expected to follow. Chapter four is a brief presentation of some of the methods of citation and reference styles commonly used in research.
Writing and submitting an acceptance research proposal is not a simple task and can be exasperating experience even for the most accomplished and experienced researchers. For most graduate students pursuing masters and PhD,the time for producing a research proposal and final dissertation is considered as a period of agony and utmost suffering.In most cases out rightly detest the whole idea of writing and submitting a proposal because the whole business seems to be too complex to accomplish.Arguably,in most Universities in Africa the time for producing a dissertation/thesis proposal and its final report is probably the most frustrating moment.However,despite all these challenges associated in writing a dissertation/thesis,there are still some students who write and submit acceptable dissertation proposals within the shortest time possible or within recommended time period.Students even produce their own proposals and final dissertations well before the officially stipulated time.The purpose of this book is to guide how students can successfully write their proposals.
This handbook serves as a practical guide for students in institutions of higher learning with particular reference to their thesis and/or dissertation writing requirements. The simplistic approach in treating fundamental concepts and issues involved in a typical thesis and/or dissertation writing exercise, as adopted in the handbook, recommends it for not only students at different levels of higher institutions pursuits, but also their advising/supervising lecturers and indeed, the generality of knowledge seekers, especially in the area of research.
One of the major components of the Postgraduate curriculum is writing thesis. Work for writing the Thesis is aimed at contributing to the development of a spirit of enquiry, besides exposing the candidate to the techniques of research, critical analysis, acquaintance with the latest advances in medical science and the manner of identifying and consulting available literature. Every candidate shall have to carry out work on an assigned research project under the guidance of a recognised Post Graduate Teacher, the result of which shall be written up and submitted in the form of a Thesis. Thesis shall have to be be submitted at least six months before the Theory and Clinical / Practical examination. Acknowledgement: Dr Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib; Dr Quazi Syed Zahiruddin
The main objective of writing this book is to demystify research proposal and thesis/report writing. Readers will find useful information about undertaking the process of writing research proposal and tenets of writing thesis as well as report/dissertation. The book presents this information in simple and informative manner to make readers appreciate and understand it. The target audiences of this book are under-graduates and post graduates researchers. The major features of this book include; definition of research and basic terms in research process, types of research ,how to select a topic, formulation of research problem and hypothesis and research questions, research design, research instruments, data analysis and report writing techniques. In each section of this book, there are technical and methodological competences that guide students through the process of; planning and designing a viable research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing report/thesis. The research principles contained in this book are applicable to both qualitative and quantitative research. A list of references is provided at the end of the book for further reading to extend the knowledge
This book is for doctoral students in the fields of computing, engineering, health care, business and social sciences. A doctoral project proposal consists of elements such as a suitable doctoral project title, project background, literature review, research question, aim, objectives, possible outcomes, methodology, ethical considerations, project timescale, and reflection. All these elements are put in practice in a comprehensive example in this book.
Many graduating students find it difficulty writing proposals and projects due to the fact that they have little knowledge on the how to go about it. Most of them are always found complaining of not getting the needed attention. More so, they find it difficult defending their project work via presentation. Sequel to this difficulty, most of them end up giving out their projects to others to be written for them for a fee while the problem of defense still becomes an albatross around their necks. This observation is not really helping students and therefore the need to make available a comprehensive guide to help them write their own projects work and proposal with ease.This manual thus provides self explanatory information and steps for the students engaged in research. Students who use this manual would be capable of producing an excellent theses/project work without stress, and ease the tension during the defense of their works. The book covers student research and business proposal writings, student project and theses write ups, and preparation for defense. The manual is therefore recommended for all who are engaged in endeavours aforementioned.
Writing a good research proposal is a big challenge to post graduate scholars as well as researchers in the academic world. This book is aimed at helping such scholars to write a good research proposal. It is intended also to help them to think about their proposed research in a clear, structured and meaningful way. As discussed in the book, a good research proposal needs to present a researchable topic, statement of the problem, justification of the research project, sources of literature review, formulate research objectives, research questions and hypotheses, frame a theoretical background, some consideration of the methods, sampling, data collection tools and data gathering, data analysis procedures, outline of project activities, and finally present the list all references utilized to develop the research proposal. Thus, the present book guides social researchers with all those essential steps in research proposal writing with valuable examples. Hopefully, the scholars in the disciplines of social sciences, urban and urban planning will find this book as an important guide to their research work.
This business writing book is for everyday use in the business environment. This book consists of twelve standalone sections, where each section explains its material in steps with figures, images, and diagrams and examples to enhance its understandability. This book covers the concepts of business communication and technical writing, the different type of business letters,creating a brochure, creating user guide or instructional manual, project documentation, writing online, writing business proposal, writing progress reports, writing laboratory reports, writing educational thesis and dissertation, and employment documentation concepts.
This book is meant to help fine artists to get inspired into conducting research and research writing because the primary initiative should be to use your education to communicate to others what you have learned while simultaneously advancing your own knowledge. This research book gives a brief, clear and easy guide on how one can carry out research in the field of fine art and design. Mwesiga shows how art can be lifted to the higher level, through publishing the book that gives a self-guide on how to carry out a research in fine art and design. He aims at making fine art become a simple and easy unit to all in that he has published an art history book entitled A Short Hoard on History of Art & Appreciation, which gives brief approaches of art history. With this research book it gives a brief, clear and easy guide on how one can carry out research in the field of fine art and design.
Introduction to Research Methods and Proposal Writing-1 is designed in response to numerous calls from students in universities and colleges, beginner research scientists, consultants and research assistants to grasp basic concepts, methods and techniques in social science research procedures. The book introduces readers to the evolution of social science research and gives a general overview of what social science research is and what it is not. Forms and types of social science research, research proposal design, methods and data collection techniques are discussed in details to enable students and beginner researchers explore innovative and goal oriented ways of writing excellent research reports, thesis and dissertations. Introduction to Research Methods and Proposal Writing-volume 1, however, does not discuss basic statistics and presentation of graphical data aspects of social science research methods. These are treated separately in ‘Introduction to Research Methods and Proposal Writing-volume 2’ by the same author. Readers are advised to get both volumes in order to maximise their research methods and report writing acumen.
Many books have been written to guide writing of proposals. However, the concentration of most of these books has been guides on either writing of research or grant proposals. This book concentrates on writing of both research and grant proposals. In particular, this text book is intended to serve as a text book for students and a reference for teachers in the fields of Project Management and Research Methodology. It is hoped that the book will also be of use to planning agents and all those people engaged in development endeavours. The book’s greatest claim to fame is that it has come out timely; and therefore its timely production should be taken advantage of by practitioners and members of the academia who are entrusted with the responsibility of guiding students in proposal writing.
This thesis analyses the current situation in the company on the field of project management in handling of a solar power station construction. The thesis is divided into two main parts – theoretical and practical. The first part describes the company ZTC Holding, SE and deals with the theoretical bases of project management, where management and its functions, project management, project description, description of activities of the project manager and his team are defined. In this section, the theory of temporal analysis of the project, including methods of Critical Path Method (CPM) and Gantt diagrams are included as well. The second section applies an analysis of the external environment by PESTLE analysis and SWOT analysis and analysis of the internal environment 7S. This part also discusses exact definition of the project, project objectives defined by SMART methodology, and points out specific risks that may occur during the project. The conclusion of this master thesis is devoted to an overall evaluation of proposed processes, which should improve performance of ZTC Holding, SE.
Hand Book of Thesis- (Drafting & Writing Thesis) is one of its kinds that provides the applied structure of thesis and dissertation writing for any Social Science and Management scholar to use, refer and apply in thesis writing. Lucid and simplicity with direct appli9ed examples provides this book an edge over the theoretical texts. This is the hand book and hand tool of thesis drafting. The contents cover all technical aspects to cover page to en page of any thesis with right sequencing, technical structure and research jargons for direct referencing and use. International standards and examples are used for making the life of a research scholar easy. Every technical writings are provided with minute details like Table of Content, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Abbreviations, List of Local Names and Places, Chapter wise structure, all technical jargon headings, sourcing, citation, referencing, bibliography, appendices etc. all that is required for a complete thesis writing. This is a complete guide book for research scholars in their thesis drafting in Ph. D., M. Phil. & Master programmes.
Planning your Dissertation is a friendly and essential companion to your dissertation journey. It takes you step-by-step through the planning for each stage from your first idea to the finishing touches. Packed with practical advice and examples of student writing, this guide shows you how to:• find an idea and focus your research question• write a proposal• structure your literature review• choose your methodology• put the crucial finishing touches to your work
Over the course of his academic career, the author of this book has assisted dozens of students with their Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations and found that there were certain conceptual issues and structural challenges that many of these students shared. The author shares his experience and expertise to assist University students in cultivating an ability to conceive, develop, write, and present a research-based dissertation (or thesis). This book provides a blueprint that guides the student to develop and design a dissertation based on a five-chapter format. Each of the five chapters is introduced, dissected, and discussed in a step-by-step fashion. While the book is applicable to a wider audience and deliberately kept broad in purpose and scope, it is primarily written with a social science student in mind.
A research proposal is a plan that indicates the strategy the researcher intends to use in search of answers to the main research problem and specific research questions.The actual format of the research proposal,as well as its contents can vary from study to study.However,a research proposal should consist of the components in this book.Although reality provides us with innumerable problems, selecting a research problem is a delicate task. Out of the great variety of questions arising from our environment,one has to sort out problems adequate for scientific investigation. Only general guidelines on how to choose and formulate a research problem can be stated.The difficulty of providing students with precise directive for the selection of research problems is due to the diversity of the possible topics and their sources.This book is an expansion of lectures to my students at the Catholic university of Eastern Africa,Egerton University, Laikipia University College, Nakuru Town Campus of Egerton University, Military students studying Military Science in Moi Air base in Kenya, and Maseno University postgraduate Students.The book is good to universities engaged in proposal writing.
Producing a dissertation has become a major requirement of most university courses, both undergraduate and Masters. It's likely to be the largest single piece of work you'll have to submit – and also the hardest! Writing a Dissertation For Dummies walks you through all the practical and theoretical aspects of writing a dissertation to help you produce a first-class work. This guide is ideal for any student in the broad range of the social sciences, from anthropology to law, psychology to media studies. From choosing a topic, to researching the literature, utilising your supervisor, managing your time, and structuring and writing your dissertation, you'll be able to avoid all the common mistakes and stay on top of your workload throughout the process. You'll also find tips on the best way to reference your work, and expert advice on presentation and binding. This is a must if you want to maximise your marks on your university dissertation. Writing a Dissertation For Dummies covers: Part I: What is a Dissertation? Chapter 1: So You Have to Write a Dissertation Chapter 2: Thinking About a Research Question Part II: Getting Set Up for Your Dissertation Chapter 3: The Structure of Your Dissertation Chapter 4: Getting Started Chapter 5: Finalising Your Research Question, Dissertation 'Type' And Considering Ethics Chapter 6: Reading Efficiently and Taking Useful Notes Part III: Getting On With Your Research Chapter 7: Researching in Libraries and the Using the Internet Chapter 8: Creating Your Own Empirical Data Chapter 9: Analysing Data And Drawing Conclusions Chapter 10: Staying on Track Part IV: Writing and Polishing Chapter 11: Managing Your Argument: 'Writing Up' Your Non-Empirical Dissertation Chapter 12: Writing Up Your Empirical Dissertation Chapter 13: Writing Effectively Chapter 14: References, Bibliographies and Appendices Chapter 15: Sorting Out The Presentation of Your Dissertation Part V: Managing The Overall Experience Chapter 16: Your Work Habits Chapter 17: Looking After Yourself Physically and Emotionally Chapter 18: Ten Common Dissertation Pitfalls to Avoid Chapter 19: Ten Essential Tips For Completing Your Dissertation Chapter 20: Ten Items For Your Very Final Checklist
The book focuses on the discussions and explanations of all the basic ideas, concepts and methods of research and thesis writing skills. The author presents the basic ideas, concepts and principles using a simple language which is easy to understand by both graduate and undergraduate students. This book consists of two parts. The first part deals with the basic ideas, concepts and principles of research Methodology. The second part deals with thesis writing from chapter one to chapter five. The methods for presentation, analysis, interpretation of data are explained. The book also provides a guide for evaluation of individual thesis work, research projects, as well as research papers. This book will be a resource to teachers and students of research methodology, research supervisors and those contemplating to do research work eventually writing their research reports.
This book is on the basics of writing differnt reports like PhD thesis, Scientific research Proposals, Practicle training reports submitted to companies and industry, Research papers, The book gives a detailed about the concept of communication, the ways to communicate and how to communicate effectively. The main objective of the book is to provide basic guidelines to the students and faculties in writing a proper project report (summer or winter), Research project proposals, Research Paper and a good M.Tech and PhD. Thesis report. The book contained six different chapters emphasizing different kinds of reports.At the end of the book, it contains samples of differnt reports for the reference of the students and the faculties.
This is a first grounded theory research on career development in China, reflecting contemporary Chinese managers' career changes shaped by the transitioning nature of the society. Through in-depth interviews and analysis, the study derived a theory of managerial voluntary career transition centered on a core category of career authenticity. This research project has received the 2012 Academy of Human Resource Development Dissertation of the Year Award. The proposal of this research has received a second prize of Li Ning Dissertation Proposal Award from International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) in 2010.
This article provides practical information to those who have been asked to submit a research proposal/thesis as part of their application for admissions/graduations to a research degree as well as who are applying to external bodies for post graduate research funding.A research degree can be one of the best experiences of your life, what you gain along the way will serve you for the rest of your life, if only to make you a more confident and knowledgeable person in the life. In addition to make friends, meeting eminent researchers and being part of the research community, it will allow you to develop research skills as well as invaluable transferable skills which you can apply to academic life, your current employment or a variety of professions outside the academia.This article is only suggestions. They do not guarantee a successful research application. They may, however, help you prepare a carefully conceptualized and comprehensive proposal. This may not only be important to the members of the board who have to decide on your application, but also to yourself, by giving you a clear structure for your own work.
Technologies are being adopted and incorporated into nearly all organizations, particularly ecommerce which has the potential to radically change the way business is conducted globally. Many opportunities have been made available through the use of ecommerce in organizations in general, and particularly in Small to medium-sized enterprises with the early adopters' successes well publicized. Thus, many organizations not taking advantages of ecommerce are currently examining their options. The book addresses the issue of developing research proposal in information systems. It uses a research proposal developed by the author titled, “examining the factors that influence ecommerce adoption and diffusion in Small to Medium-sized Enterprises: a research proposal and preliminary findings” as a practical guide for developing research proposal in information systems. A book that guides students or practitioners in the development of research proposal has been absent from the research and practice discourses in information systems. The book is essential for researchers, graduate students and practitioners interested in developing a good research proposal for grants or postgraduate studies.
Adopting a structural move analysis, this book argues that native, ESL, and EFL graduate students differ in their writing of the generic structure of their thesis discussions. It is noticed that learners need to be educated to be aware of the importance of the move structure of 'discussions' as an important sub-generic part of any thesis, dissertation, or research paper. The book is useful for EFL/ESL composition teachers, classes, and journal authors.
Research in Environment is a quick guide to students on how to tackle project and thesis writing. The book’s approach is to introduce readers to a concise account of research and link it to everyday activity in science. The book also provides insight to formal research in the pure sciences and those of the environment. This book in a sense is a starting point in defining what research in the environment should be. Students and general readers will find it interesting as it covers social research in addition. The book does not assume that the reader is vast in the subject area. It begins with addressing the fundamentals of research by describing the philosophical roots. The research process follows with descriptions of practical topics like variables, the problem, experimental design, data management and how to organize a thesis.
Children's literature is a rapidly expanding field of research which presents students and researchers with a number of practical and intellectual challenges. This research handbook is the first devoted to the specialist skills and complexities of studying children's literature at university level. Bringing together the expertise of leading international scholars, it combines practical advice with in-depth discussion of critical approaches. Wide- ranging in approach, Children's Literature Studies: A Research Handbook:• considers 'children's literature' in its fullest sense, examining visual texts (such as picturebooks), films, computer games and other 'transformed' texts, as well as more traditional modes of writing for children• offers a step-by-step guide to devising, starting and carrying out a research project (such as a dissertation or thesis), and advice on what kinds of research it is possible and profitable to undertake• surveys the different methodologies and theoretical approaches used by children's literature scholars• includes case studies, questions and exercises to reinforce ideas discussed in each chapter• provides lists of further reading and a specialist glossary that will remain a useful reference resource.This handbook will be an essential companion for those studying children's literature, whether as undergraduates, postgraduates, or beyond.
Self-assessments are an educational tool that provides students with a resource to help them understand their strengths and areas for growth in writing. The purpose of this action research project was to determine if utilizing self-assessments with the use of a co-created rubric improved writing quality and attitude in grade two students. Twenty students participated in the research project, which took place in a grade two classroom within a large metropolitan school division located in southern Alberta. At the end of the action research project the number of students who felt they were poor writers decreased. The majority of the students involved with this research project gained a more positive view of themselves as writers. In regards to improving writing quality, the data showed a positive correlation between the use of rubrics for self-assessment and improvement in both the quality of writing and in students’ attitudes toward writing. The largest growth area was specific to the content of the writing.
There are five project management processes: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project. An effective project management requires knowledge of the characteristics of the project’s environment as well as general management knowledge and skills, and interpersonal relations. This book is about preparation of a development project proposal for a developing country,Fiji.In the project design,risk analysis is one of the basic component.For an effective project management social analysis, stakeholders analysis and sectoral analysis should be conducted during the project designing.A well designed project proposal easily attracts the attention of international donors’ attention as well as the attention of the governmental bodies of the concern country. This book is based on an imaginary project that would be implemented by a Fijian NGO and the Fijian Government and that would be funded by the donor agency AusAID.The project is a community based bio-gas project which would be implemented in a remote and isolated Fijian village. Monitoring & Evaluation (M & E) strategy outline is communicated via various medium.It is a culturally viable project.
Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.