Research Project Success

The Essential Guide for Science and Engineering Students

Author: Cliodhna McCormac,James Davis,Pagona Papakonstantinou,Neil I Ward

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 178262564X

Category: Education

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The undergraduate research project is almost universally treated as the culmination of all previous lecture, lab and tutorial work. The project allows for the development of individuality and confers ownership of a challenge possessing an originality that goes far beyond the communal legacy presented by age old lab scenarios. Central to this is the magical transition of the student from a consumer of knowledge to a producer, yet the journey is often both daunting and perplexing when considering where to start and how to reach the destination using the resources provided and in the allotted time. There are numerous books within the social sciences which provide students with guidance on how to conduct a "successful" project but few can be found in relation to the physical sciences. This can be ascribed to the fact that the former has a very similar structure and procedural methodology whereas the latter can possess a near fractal differentiation into a myriad of sub disciplines and specialisms thereby preventing the provision of a single, expansive catchall text. This book adapts some of the components and ethos of the Projects in Controlled Environments (PRinCE2) project management approach to physical science projects. This is the industry and government standard and was introduced to address the common causes of project failure ie. not delivering projects on time, within budget, within scope or to the right quality. It has rapidly emerged as an international standard and most graduates will doubtless encounter it upon moving outside academia and into the wider world. It is a concise, multilevel resource that provides guidance on the core components common to almost every project within the physical, engineering and life sciences (problem assessment and contextualisation, literature review practices, sources and citation, data presentation, reporting styles, data analysis and error etc). It standardises the delivery of the material but, more importantly, links the components together by outlining a coherent procedural road map that can highlight to the student "what to do", "when to do it" and "how to solve it" procedures. The content of the book is presented through case studies so as to enhance the relevance of the processes, presents examples of good practice and, in keeping with the toolbox approach, can be readily adapted and applied by the students. The book is an accessible reference guide for students, written in a light style, suitable for dipping in and out of as required and the "how to/when to/what if" examples are presented in an often humorous light. It includes flow charts to emphasize the project planning, dissertation components etc and charts to highlight presentation of data, analysis, interpretation and error.

Planning and Implementing your Final Year Project — with Success!

A Guide for Students in Computer Science and Information Systems

Author: Mikael Berndtsson,Jorgen Hansson,B. Olsson,B. Lundell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852333324

Category: Computers

Page: 152

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This book will serve as an ideal resource for advanced students undertaking a research project in computer science or information systems. Step-by-step, it guides students through all the important steps of the process, from initial planning to completion. 10 illustrations.

Project Management for Research

A guide for engineering and science

Author: A.B. Badiru

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401105731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Graduate research is a complicated process which many engineering and science students aspire to undertake. The complexity of the process can lead to failures for even the most brilliant students. Success with graduate level research requires not only a high level of intellectual ability, but also a high level of program management skills. After many years of supervising several graduate students, I have found that most of them have the same basic problems of planning and implementing their research programs. Even the advanced graduate students need the same 'mentoring and management' guidance that has little to do with actual classroom performance. It is my conjecture that graduate students could make a better job of their research programs if a self-paced guide were available to them. The guide provided in this book covers topics ranging from how to select an appropriate research problem to how to schedule and execute research tasks. The book takes a project management approach to planning and implementing graduate research in engineering, science and manufacturing disciplines. It is a self paced guide that will help graduate students and advisors answer most of the basic questions about 'how to do this and how to do that'. There is a need for such a guide book. The book will alleviate frustration on the part of the student and the research advisor.

Postgraduate Study in the UK

The International Student's Guide

Author: Nick Foskett,Rosalind Foskett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847878091

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 8020

'This is an exemplary book... I would recommend it to anyone involved in giving advice to UK students intending to undertake postgraduate study' - ESCalate This accessible book provides essential guidance for all students who are thinking of studying for a postgraduate qualification in Britain. Alongside detailed information about the British university system (from the application process to the viva) Nicholas and Rosalind Foskett provide readers with an introduction to other essential pastoral and practical aspects to study in Britain: Immigration regulations; living and working in Britain; cultural mores and expectations of student life; finance and support systems. Postgraduate Study in the UK: The International Student's Guide is easily accessible and is essential reading for anyone thinking about, or already enrolled on, a postgraduate course in the UK who is less familiar with the unique character of the British HE system and unfamiliar with British culture in general.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens

200 Programs That Prepare You for College Success

Author: Sandra L. Berger


ISBN: 1593632355

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 309

View: 8042

Presents advice on using summer opportunities to help gain entrance into selective universities and provides guidance on researching, choosing, and applying for summer programs.

Research Methods for Engineers

Author: David V. Thiel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107034884

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 1073

Plan for maximum impact with this hands-on guide to conducting high-quality engineering research.

Strategies for Winning Science Fair Projects

Author: Joyce Henderson,Heather Tomasello

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471419570

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5583

Discover the Secrets of Science Fair Success with This EssentialGuide . . . Written by a science fair judge and an international science fairwinner, this must-have resource is packed with strategies andpointers for putting together a winning science fair project. Hereyou'll get the nitty-gritty on a wide variety of topics, from thefundamentals of the science fair process to the last-minute detailsof polishing your presentation, including: * Choosing the right project for you * Doing research and taking notes * Using the scientific method * Writing up procedures, data, and conclusions * Creating eye-catching backboards * Handling pre-contest jitters * Dealing with difficult judges * and much more With insider tips, checklists, and solid advice from people who'vebeen there, Strategies for Winning Science Fair Projects is the oneguide you'll need for science fair season and beyond.

Operations Research and Management Science Handbook

Author: A. Ravi Ravindran

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420009712

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 904

View: 5427

Operations Research (OR) began as an interdisciplinary activity to solve complex military problems during World War II. Utilizing principles from mathematics, engineering, business, computer science, economics, and statistics, OR has developed into a full fledged academic discipline with practical application in business, industry, government and military. Currently regarded as a body of established mathematical models and methods essential to solving complicated management issues, OR provides quantitative analysis of problems from which managers can make objective decisions. Operations Research and Management Science (OR/MS) methodologies continue to flourish in numerous decision making fields. Featuring a mix of international authors, Operations Research and Management Science Handbook combines OR/MS models, methods, and applications into one comprehensive, yet concise volume. The first resource to reach for when confronting OR/MS difficulties, this text – Provides a single source guide in OR/MS Bridges theory and practice Covers all topics relevant to OR/MS Offers a quick reference guide for students, researchers and practitioners Contains unified and up-to-date coverage designed and edited with non-experts in mind Discusses software availability for all OR/MS techniques Includes contributions from a mix of domestic and international experts The 26 chapters in the handbook are divided into two parts. Part I contains 14 chapters that cover the fundamental OR/MS models and methods. Each chapter gives an overview of a particular OR/MS model, its solution methods and illustrates successful applications. Part II of the handbook contains 11 chapters discussing the OR/MS applications in specific areas. They include airlines, e-commerce, energy systems, finance, military, production systems, project management, quality control, reliability, supply chain management and water resources. Part II ends with a chapter on the future of OR/MS applications.

Researching Social Life

Author: Nigel Gilbert

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446259633

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 7316

`This new edition of this excellent guide maintains the standard of the original whilst taking full account of developments in both methodological discussion and the techniques of social research. The organization of the text around the research process is a great strength of the text' - David Byrne, University of Durham Preview the Third Edition's opening chapter and guide to its teaching and learning features designed to stimulate student engagement with the content here The Third Edition of Nigel Gilbert's hugely successful Researching Social Life covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner. Gilbert's text offers the best coverage of the full scope of research methods of any of the leading textbooks in the field, making this an essential text for any student starting a research methods course or doing a research project. This thoroughly revised text is driven by the expertise of a writing team comprised of internationally-renowned experts in the field. New to the Third Edition are chapters on: - Searching and Reviewing the Literature - Refining the Question - Grounded Theory and Inductive Research - Mixed Methods - Participatory Action Research - Virtual Methods - Narrative Analysis A number of useful features, such as worked examples, case studies, discussion questions, project ideas and checklists are included throughout the book to help those new to research to engage with the material. Researching Social Life follows the 'life cycle' of a typical research project, from initial conception through to eventual publication. Its breadth and depth of coverage make this an indispensable must-have textbook for students on social research methods courses in any discipline.

The College Buzz Book

Author: Carolyn C. Wise,Stephanie Hauser

Publisher: Vault Inc.

ISBN: 158131437X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 982

View: 6234

A guide to the nation's colleges publishes extensive surveys--all written by current or past students--from over three hundred educational institutions, covering admission, academics, quality of life, social life, and employment prospects.

Engineering Innovative Products

A Practical Experience

Author: Roger Woods,Karen Rafferty,Julian Murphy,Paul Hermon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118757696

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 6246

"The book provides vital insights into commercial development forengineering students in a highly practical and applied manner. Overthe past 3 years, application of the book’s material hasallowed the students to develop their commercial literacy andambition in the University." —Steve Orr, Director, Northern Ireland Science ParkCONNECT program which looks to accelerate the growth ofknowledge-based companies in Northern Ireland Engineering Innovative Products: A Practical Experienceis a pioneering book that will be of key use to seniorundergraduate and graduate engineering students who are beingencouraged to explore innovation and commercialization as part oftheir courses. The book will teach the essential skills ofentrepreneurship and address the fundamental requirements needed toestablish a successful technology company. As well as providing the crucial background and insightsenabling students to identify a key market, it also offers a highlypractical guide to undertaking genuine product validation andproducing a feasibility study, as well as providing vital insightsinto the challenges and demands in forming a technology basedcompany. Key features: Outlines how to develop and grow an engineering solution whichhas market potential and covers key business aspects of giving theperfect pitch, sales and marketing, protection of ideas andfinance, to offer a complete and practical guide to commercializingideas. Provides vital insight into the design and innovation processeswithin engineering and the challenges and pitfalls in translatinggood ideas into great products. Features contributions from leading experts in marketing,finance, company formation, sales and intellectual protection whichprovides details of the challenges faced by innovators whencommercializing ideas. Includes Ccase studies from engineering students who giveinsights into how they have successfully developed their own ideasinto companies.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 5053

Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

Bekenntnisse eines Redners - Oder die Kunst, gehört zu werden

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897219948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3267

Vor Publikum zu sprechen, ist für die wenigsten von uns eine behagliche Vorstellung. Dennoch steht fast jeder eines Tages vor der Herausforderung, einen Vortrag halten zu müssen – sei es im Kreis einiger Kollegen, auf einem Vertriebsmeeting oder auch vor Hunderten von Zuhörern in einem Auditorium. Dieses unterhaltsam geschriebene Buch zielt darauf ab, Ihnen die Angst vor der öffentlichen Rede zu nehmen. Bestseller-Autor Scott Berkun hat dafür seine 15-jährigen Erfahrungen als Redner auf Konferenzen kondensiert und lässt Sie an seinen größten Erfolgen, aber auch an den schlimmsten Pannen teilhaben. Anhand vieler Beispiele erfahren Sie, wie Sie - die Angst vor Fehlern verlieren - mit Nervosität umgehen - die ungeteilte Aufmerksamkeit des Publikum erlangen - aufrichtiges Feedback einholen und - unvorhergesehene Situationen meistern. "Ich habe dieses Buch verschlungen! Jeder, der seinen Lebensunterhalt damit verdient zu reden - einschließlich Lehrer -, wird von diesem Buch profitieren."



Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783826614477

Category: Project management

Page: 533

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Inside UVA.

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Improving Urban Schools

Equity and Access in K16 STEM Education

Author: Chance W. Lewis,Mary Margaret Capraro,Robert M. Capraro

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623962323

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 931

Although STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has been diversely defined by various researchers (e.g. Buck Institute, 2003; Capraro & Slough, 2009; Scott, 2009; Wolf, 2008), during the last decade, STEM education has gained an increasing presence on the national agenda through initiatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute for Educational Sciences (IES). The rate of technological innovation and change has been tremendous over the past ten years, and this rapid increase will only continue. STEM literacy is the power to “identify, apply, and integrate concepts from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to understand complex problems and to innovate to solve them” (Washington State STEM, 2011, Internet). In order for U.S. students to be on the forefront of this revolution, ALL of our schools need to be part of the STEM vision and guide students in acquiring STEM literacy. Understanding and addressing the challenge of achieving STEM literacy for ALL students begins with an understanding of its element and the connections between them. In order to remain competitive, the Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy has recommended that the US optimize “its knowledgebased resources, particularly in science and technology” (National Academies, 2007, p. 4). Optimizing knowledgebased resources needs to be the goal but is also a challenge for ALL educators (Scheurich & Huggins, 2009). Regardless, there is little disagreement that contemporary society is increasingly dependent on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and thus comprehensive understandings are essential for those pursuing STEM careers. It is also generally agreed that PK12 students do not do well in STEM areas, both in terms of national standards and in terms of international comparisons (Kuenzi, Matthews, & Mangan, 2006; Capraro, Capraro, Yetkiner, Corlu, Ozel, Ye, & Kim, 2011). The question then becomes what might PK12 schools do to improve teachers’ and students’ STEM knowledge and skills? This book will look at equity and access issues in STEM education from PK12, university, and administrative and policy lenses.