- Fisher, C. M.
- Buglear, John.
- Fisher, C. M.
- Dissertations, Academic
- Business -- Research
- Report writing
- Financial Times Prentice Hall,
- 0273710079 (pbk.) :
- 9780273710073 (pbk.) :
- 1408212056 (e-book)
- 9781408212059 (e-book)
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- Previous ed.: published as Researching and writing a dissertation for business students. 2004.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Full Table of ContentsPreface 1. Introduction*Who is this guide for? *What does doing a dissertation involve? *The assessment criteria *Jargon, 'isms' and 'ologies' *How to use this guide2. Choosing a Topic and Designing the Project*Choosing a topic *Designing your project *Writing the research proposal3. Writing a Critical Literature Review*The sources *Mapping and describing the literature *Forensic critique *Radical critique4. Concepts, Conceptual Frameworks and theories*The roles of theory and conceptual frameworks *Developing conceptual frameworks *Examples of the use of conceptual frameworks5. Collecting and Analysing Research Material*The range of research methods *Expoloratory research methods *Survey research: pre-coded and structured research methods *Software for analysing research6. Interpreting the Research Material*Saying what you mean - Interpreting your research material *Framing conclusions and recommendations7. Framing Arguments and Writing Up*Structuring your dissertation *Writing a thesis, not just a dissertation *Style guide *Summary
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