How to write a better minor thesis /

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Author / Creator:Gruba, Paul, author.
Imprint:Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2014.
Description:1 online resource
Subject:Dissertations, Academic -- Australia.
Report writing.
Dissertations, Academic.
Report writing.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Academic theses.
Academic theses.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Zobel, Justin, author.
Summary:Senior university and college students often find themselves presented with a dramatic new challenge: the task of writing their first thesis. What is expected? What should the thesis consist of? How can the whole process be made a bit easier? How to achieve the best possible result? Working within strict time limits, and under pressure right from the start, what does the student need to do to ensure that the thesis is finished? In How to Write a Better Minor Thesis, experienced advisors Dr Paul Gruba and Professor Justin Zobel lay out step-by-step guidelines for writing a minor thesis. Base.
Other form:0-522-86609-3
Table of Contents:
  • How to Write a Better Minor Thesis; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Two Introductions; How to Use This Book; CHAPTER 1 TRANSITION TO A MINOR THESIS; Defining a Minor Thesis; The Purpose of a Minor Thesis; The Role of the Student; The Role of the Supervisor; The Student-Supervisor Relationship; Research Questions; The Perfect Question?; Expect the Unexpected; Thesis Examination; CHAPTER 2 GETTING ORGANIZED; The Right Attitude; Discipline; Milestones and Schedule; Writing at a Computer; Writing Tools; Thesis Templates; Present Well; Writing Style; Storage and Backups; Health and Wellbeing
  • CHAPTER 3 THE STRUCTURE OF A MINOR THESISThe 'Standard' Thesis Structure; Creating a Non-standard Thesis Structure; Narrative; Initial Efforts; Beginning an Individual Chapter; Study or Case Study?; Observation or Innovation?; Organization; Plagiarism and Research Integrity; CHAPTER 4 A STRONG BEGINNING; Context of the Study; Motivation for the Study; Aim and Scope; Research Questions; Approach and Outcomes; Overview; CHAPTER 5 SITUATING THE STUDY; Structure of the Background; Literature; Developing Critical Thinking; Foundations; Conceptual Framework; Current Debates; Open Issues
  • Methods and ApproachesCHAPTER 6 EXPLAINING THE INVESTIGATION; Methods; Research Methods; Instrumentation Design and Use; Supporting Your Arguments; CHAPTER 7 PRESENTING THE OUTCOME; Data Preparation; Data Analysis Procedure; Quantitative or Qualitative Analysis?; From Data to Results; Presentation; Analysis; Reasoning from Data; Illustrations; CHAPTER 8 WRAPPING IT UP; Summary of Key Findings; Discussion of Results; Implications; Pedagogy; Policy; Professional Development; Practice and Methodology; Products; Limitations of the Study and Critical Reflection; Agenda for Further Research
  • ConclusionAppendices; CHAPTER 9 BEFORE YOU SUBMIT*; From First to Second Draft; Structural Editing; The Main Text; Revising; Checking the Details; Preliminary Pages; The Main Text; Format; Figures and Tables; Notes and References; Appendices; Glossary; And Don't Forget ... ; AFTERWORD; INDEX