How to Complete a Successful Research Project
A practical, step-by-step guide to planning, researching and writing a research project for undergraduate students approaching a research project for the first time. Undertaking a large-scale, original research project can be extremely daunting and challenging to any student. Using the tried-and-tested Smarter Student series approach, style and pedagogy to deliver timely, practical, hands-on guidance based on real-life experience from students and lecturers alike, this book will be an invaluable tutorial and reference for any student approaching an undergraduate or masters research project for the first time.
This book will guide the student through all of the key areas that they will need to deliver a successful research project, providing practical guidance, examples and hints and tips for success on areas such as: * Choosing a theme and topic for your research * Writing the proposal * Working with your supervisor * Planning and managing your time and activity * Analysing and evaluating data * Successful academic writing styles and conventions * Correct citing, referencing and avoiding plagiarism * Ethics in research * Researching and compiling the literature survey * Methods of collecting and analysing data * Writing-up and presenting your findings An essential guide to academic success!