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.
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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens

200 Programs That Prepare You for College Success

Author: Sandra L. Berger

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593632355

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 309

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

The International Student's Guide

Author: Nick Foskett,Rosalind Foskett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847878091

Category: Education

Page: 224

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'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.
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The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student

Author: Dave Ellis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285080998

Category: Education

Page: 160

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, 3nd Edition, was written with you in mind. Beginning with an introduction to higher education, you will learn about Master Student Qualities--the attitudes and behaviors that lead to success in the classroom and beyond. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) guide you through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. Each page of this brief, 160-page text, invites you to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as you plan for your future. A new chapter on Using Technology to Succeed provides the essentials of information literacy, using technology to capture ideas and get organized, joining virtual teams, and using social networking responsibly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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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.
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Research Methods for Engineers

Author: David V. Thiel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316061051

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Learn how to plan for success with this hands-on guide to conducting high-quality engineering research. Plan and implement your next project for maximum impact: step-by-step instructions cover every stage in engineering research, from the identification of an appropriate research topic through to the successful presentation of results. Improve your research outcomes: discover essential tools and methods for producing high-quality, rigorous research, including statistical analysis, survey design, and optimisation techniques. Research with purpose and direction: clear explanations, real-world examples, and over 50 customisable end-of-chapter exercises, all written with the practical and ethical considerations of engineering in mind. A unique engineering perspective: written especially for engineers, and relevant across all engineering disciplines, this is the ideal book for graduate students, undergraduates, and new academics looking to launch their research careers.
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Software Project Effort Estimation

Foundations and Best Practice Guidelines for Success

Author: Adam Trendowicz,Ross Jeffery

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319036297

Category: Computers

Page: 469

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Software effort estimation is one of the oldest and most important problems in software project management, and thus today there are a large number of models, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses in general, and even more importantly, in relation to the environment and context in which it is to be applied. Trendowicz and Jeffery present a comprehensive look at the principles of software effort estimation and support software practitioners in systematically selecting and applying the most suitable effort estimation approach. Their book not only presents what approach to take and how to apply and improve it, but also explains why certain approaches should be used in specific project situations. Moreover, it explains popular estimation methods, summarizes estimation best-practices, and provides guidelines for continuously improving estimation capability. Additionally, the book offers invaluable insights into project management in general, discussing issues including project trade-offs, risk assessment, and organizational learning. Overall, the authors deliver an essential reference work for software practitioners responsible for software effort estimation and planning in their daily work and who want to improve their estimation skills. At the same time, for lecturers and students the book can serve as the basis of a course in software processes, software estimation, or project management.
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The College Buzz Book

Author: Carolyn C. Wise,Stephanie Hauser

Publisher: Vault Inc.

ISBN: 158131437X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 982

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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.
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