Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.
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.
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.
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
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ALKEM RESEARCH CENTER, NAVI MUMBAI Since 21st December 2009 Research Associate • Responsible for all analytical method validation (Assay and Dissolution test) and new analytical method development by HPLC, UV spectrophotometer, AAS. • Analyze, summarize and present results for all research projects. Regularly review ongoing research for trends. Provides insight on these findings and ensures key findings are shared with appropriate internal audiences. • Developed new profitable business partners while analyzing latest market trends and tracking competitor’s activities while providing valuable inputs for fine tuning sales & marketing strategies. • Building cordial relationship through regular interactions & apprising them with company’s value propositions.
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.
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
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.
This book contains scientific research from the doctoral thesis “Contributions to the scientific approach of quality and quality management” written by Assoc. Prof. PhD Amelia Bucur, thesis that was realized under the scientific coordination of Prof. PhD Eng. DHC Constantin Oprean. Moreover, the book contains new unique aspects and aspects published by the authors in papers or works presented at conferences. The book also presents a result of the research activity done within the project of post-doctoral research “Contributions to the scientific approach of quality and quality management by modeling and simulation”, however, it may also be bibliographic material for courses of “Operational research”.
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.
This comprehensive and easy to read thesis clearly describes the phases of action research. This is an excellent guide to help educators and teacher educators develop in curriculum implementors the knowledge, confidence and positive attitudes required for successful curriculum implementation. Research students will find this thesis very useful in providing a wide span of research studies in the field of science and technology education, teacher education and curriculum implementation. The suggested Contextual Needs Implementation Model (CNIM) is intended for adaptation to be applied in any context.
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.
This text's main target is to create the knowledge about the contemporaneous methods used in practical research of health sciences. Acquisition of knowledge necessary for the use of modern methods of documentary, assimilation of some theoretical definitions applicable in research and some standards of rules necessary to highlight research results used in undergraduate thesis. It is not a simple matter to conduct rigorous research, but it can be interesting, enlightening and rewarding. I hope that this book will help and encourage health care providers to become more active, productive researchers. Moreover, this book may provide guidelines to all interested in research studies who need to conduct research and publish.
The thesis focuses on student written plagiarism as a research problem. From prior research on plagiarism and scientific knowledge three hypotheses are developed: intentional plagiarism as an easy way to perform an assignment, unintentional plagiarism caused by misleading flow of digital texts, unawareness of instructions, and lack of feedback, and different identity of students, as opposed to scholars.
This thesis highlights the language teaching controversies in Finland and Iceland, applying a critical eye on the outcome of the mandatory language teaching of Swedish in Finland and Danish in Iceland. But its aim is also secondly to describe and test criteria which are thought to underpin good language testing. Discussing the importance of the interface and different perspectives between Language Testing (LT) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research, the thesis interconnects these two main research areas in order to explore learners' test-taking scoring and assess the validity and reliability of the language test exclusively carried out. It is well needed research, since excellent testing of how much the students know and do not yet know helps the learning process immensely. Poor testing may however result in negative backwash for the test taker. This thesis suggests that it is essential to examine not only final linguistic products of tests but also that language tests be more communicatively relevant for the second language learning-process. The future of SLA requires proper student evaluation in order to illuminate the issues hindering second language advancement.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of writing your thesis? Are you concerned that your PhD will take over your life? This much-needed text will help you to develop the writing skills you need to succeed at every stage of your research. It covers core topics such as: • developing a research topic through writing• exploring key concepts through writing• building a structured chapter framework• completing a first draft• writing clearly, coherently and in an appropriate academic style Each chapter features insights from researchers along with tasks and self-evaluation exercises to help you develop your own strategies for success. Invaluable to thesis writers from a range of disciplines, The PhD Writing Handbook will help you to think more clearly and communicate more effectively with your readers.
The objective of this Master’s thesis project was to provide comprehensive managerial implications that need to be thought over when constructing and distributing web surveys to collect international customer satisfaction information in a B2B environment. This project was conducted by means of qualitative research. Secondary research of academic- and other articles, was conducted on a particular set of topics pertaining to the research questions. From the knowledge and insight drawn from the secondary sources of research, primary research was initiated. This segment of the research was conducted with three open-ended interviews, where the literature review provided crucial elements to be discussed with the interviewees.
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.
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.
This book has been written as a reference book covering different units and their sub-units of Research Methodology in Language Education. It has four units written in simple language so that the readers of the book can take advantage of it. Unit one deals with the basic concepts of research or theoretical concept of research. This unit primarily covers meaning, definition, characteristics of research, its purposes, variables, sampling procedure, sources and tools of data collection and different ways of analyzing the data. Second unit of this book deals with different types of research designs based on the various criteria. Third unit covers with different phases of research activities. It also deals with different operational levels in research. Lastly, last unit discusses the practical ideas/guidelines for preparing a research proposal and thesis writing. Beside these four units, it also has chapter wise subjective and objective questions along. This book will be beneficial for any persons who are interested to build up confidence in research methodology.
Researches in Human Resource Development have gained distinct momentum for the last few decades. The importance of HRD is now being increasingly realized in public, private & cooperative sector milk processing organisations in the light of globalization and new economic policy. Accordingly present research which helps to perceive employees as an important ASSETS in changing technology, is divided into seven chapters Chapter –1:Core Concepts & Research Design highlights research methodology, objectives, level of research, source of data collection, sample design etc 2:HRD: A Review of Relevant Literature covers 86 review of various Books, News Papers, Magazines, articles, M.Phil,Ph.D. Thesis 3: HRD: Conceptual & Theoretical Foundation 4:A Historical Background of 22 Milk Processing Organizations 5: HRD In Dairy Industry:Indian Perspective 6: Data Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of 389 Management and 1920 Employee Respondents by using a ‘5-point Likert-scale''& 7:Conclusions and Recommendations-HRD models. This book is very useful to management scholars persuing research atMasters or M.Phil, PhD level as well as to the executives & Managers of Milk & food processing company
The book accumulates some of my research publications in diverse fields like Electronics, Algorithm, Musical Rhythms, Control and Robotics. The publications are based on various projects which I have experimented during my last five years of study. Some of the projects were acted by my own cogitation and others are from various projects and assignments. The Bangla Clock was my first project which was designed and experimented successfully. The project was amazing and published in ICCIT 2005. Mathematical and Geometrical Analysis of Musical Rhythms was done as my BSc. thesis and published in ICICT 2007. After that I extended the work and proposed a novel classification system based on Multi-Polygonal model and published in ICCCE 2008 and ICCDA 2009. Unicode Searching Algorithm was developed by my own interest where a multilevel binary tree was designed. The other works including Mobile Robot, Wall Climbing Robot, control of Flexible Manipulator and Inverted Pendulum, Power Steering System were experimented as assignments during my course work in Masters. The review paper on Humanoid Systems was published in IJRA 2010 which was a part of my MSc. thesis work.
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.
The main aim of this study was to explore the trends of methodology applied in academic educational research in Bangladesh. Mixed method research approach was used to conduct this study. The institutions and educationist were selected purposively. While the research/thesis reports were selected randomly considering the decades. Document review check list and interview schedule were used as data collection tools. Through mixed methods analyses, it was found that majority researchers used quantitative research approach to conduct their study. They used teachers and students as their research population and used non probability sampling techniques. A large number of researchers used questionnaire and interview as data collection tools. Majority researchers used quantitative analyses methods and they conducted this type of analyses manually and also used table to presents their findings. Finally a representative number of researchers presented their study data to some extend related to methodology. For this reason, to improve our educational research field the mixed method research approach and the action research method might be used.
This is an integral research in business morality encompassing theology, philosophy, strategic management, quantitative finance and accounting. The worldview is from St. Thomas Aquinas, synthesized with Sorokin's paradigm, Lonergan's and Rahner's theories. The author integrates normative and descriptive streams of morality inquiry into one. The Common Good is the basis of business morality but Capitalism veils it partially for two centuries. It regains attention. By applying global banking industry's financial and philanthropic performance in two Nobel Laureates' quantitative theorems, the author demonstrates that practicing The Common Good gives strategic edge when stockholders' and stakeholders' interests are balanced. People with religions engage the counterfeit, not the real conscience, and living separate business lives i.e. The Separation Thesis. Both are evidenced. The Magisterium rejects various philosophies when they contravene faith. Such rejection is supported empirically. This research emulates Scholastic research which, with current knowledge, methodology and technology, is possible again. Truth is unitary and transcends space, boundaries and time. Ad Gloriam Dei.
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the challenges of neuromarketing application in Humanistic Communication and healthcare campaign research. This is based on a personal interest in the development of healthcare campaigns and the adaption of theories. Gadamer''s notion on interdisciplinary linking, builds a(interdisciplinary) bridge between my fascination with technological and theatrical development, and the philosophy of communication research.
This thesis has been written to stimulate and promote the research in the field of hydrocephalus. This monograph contains basic and clinical aspects of infantile hydrocephalus. It will provide foundation for those who are dedicated to provide an ideal care to infants suffering from hydrocephalus. Still there are few unanswered questions in this subject, which should be further explored by more research work.
With deep regards and profound respect, I avail this opportunity to express my deep sense of gratitude and indebtedness to Prof. Japes Bera, Department of Ceramic Engineering, N. I. T. Rourkela, for introducing the present research topic and for inspiring guidance, constructive criticism and valuable suggestion throughout this research work. It would have not been possible for me to bring out this thesis without his help and constant encouragement. I wish that he will keep in touch with me in future and will continue to give his valuable advice.
This book examines gender dynamics and labor division in California's Humboldt County marijuana cultivation industry. The research and findings primarily focus on women's roles from an economic and domestic perspective and the dynamics of families working in this controversial sector. Intersectional feminism and theories of stigma management provide the analytical framework for this paper. This thesis fills a critical research gap regarding women's identities in the cultivation industry in relation to mainstream perspectives of women's economic autonomy.
This book provides a complete course text for Masters Degree thesis research work for computer scientist. The many good reference text on the subject can be too intimidating and off-putting to be useful these students which is needed, and this research book aims to satisfy that need of web-base system, is a research book which assumes a knowledge of computer web- base application and provides students with the knowledge and skills to consult with confidence the advanced text to this topic. The text covers in details the research work carry out at Federal University of Technology Akure. A case study of Kogi State university, Anyigba Nigeria.