Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

Author: Ray Cooksey,Gael McDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811377472

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1170

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This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond. It is written in an accessible and example-rich style, offering practical and concrete advice in virtually all areas. It also includes references to additional resources and websites, and each chapter features key recommendations for improving the postgraduate research experience. The book addresses not only research-related aspects (e.g. supervisors; selecting your guiding assumptions; contextualising, framing and configuring research; reviewing literature; sampling; writing proposals; ethics and academic integrity; selecting a data gathering strategy; surviving your thesis/dissertation/portfolio examination; and publishing), but also questions concerning how to integrate, manage, and balance the research journey in the context of the postgraduate student’s broader life-world (e.g. skill development and supervisor relations; effective time and project management; a healthy work–life balance; maintaining motivation; and dealing with criticism). The book adopts an explicitly pluralist perspective on postgraduate research, moving beyond mixed methods thinking, and offers concrete examples from postgraduate students’ real-world experiences.
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Management Research

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Paul Jackson,Andy Lowe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248534

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1989

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A phenomenal success from its first publication, this new edition of the classic Management Research continues to be the definitive word in management research methods. Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods, underpinned by an understanding of philosophy and, crucially, politics, this book succeeds in tackling complex issues in a clear and accessible way. Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe, and Paul Jackson, three highly-experienced management researchers, give practical guidance to help students to conduct management research as well as truly understand the logic behind it.
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Management and Business Research

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Paul R Jackson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147392765X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Now in its Fifth Edition, this much-loved text offers theoretical and philosophical depth as well as insights into practice. The text covers the entire research process in an accessible way and provides critical, thoughtful treatment of important issues like ethics and politics, making it an invaluable companion for any business and management student New to the Fifth Edition: Expanded to include examples from across business and management including Marketing, International Business and Psychology Up-to-date, international examples and cases from a range of countries Introductory chapter looks at writing proposals in detail Chapter on the literature review now includes how to critically review Move towards new technologies and social media including discussion of wikis and cloud sourcing Improved structure and flow, with three chapters on qualitative methods and three on quantitative methods Additional practical exercises which are linked to key research tasks throughout The companion website (https://edge.sagepub.com/easterbysmith) offers a wealth of resources for both lecturers and students including, for lecturers, an instructor's manual and PowerPoint slides and, for students, author podcasts, journal articles, web links, MCQs, datasets and a glossary.
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Key Concepts in Healthcare Education

Author: Annette McIntosh-Scott,Janice Gidman,Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446243478

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Key Concepts in Healthcare Education is a guide to the key theories, issues and practical considerations involved in healthcare education in the 21st century. It is aimed at those studying to be educators in both academic and practice settings, as well as supporting the continuing professional development of more experienced lecturers and practice educators. The book can be used as a reference source, a platform for further study and an essential text. The book comprises 40 succinct chapters each covering a topic and featuring - a definition of the concept - key points - discussion of the main issues - a case study to illustrate the application to practice, and - suggestions for further reading. For those developing or enhancing their knowledge and skills in education and mentorship in healthcare, Key Concepts in Healthcare Education is the ideal companion to learning.
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