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Planning Your Postgraduate Research

Handbook / Manual

Series: Palgrave Research Skills

By: Margaret Walshaw (Author)

144 pages, illustrations, tables


Paperback | Apr 2014 | #222898 | ISBN-13: 9781137427342
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About this book

Planning Your Postgraduate Research provides researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully accomplish milestones during the early stages of research activity. Specifically, it assists researchers in developing a skill set that includes developing a research question, writing the literature review, choosing a methodology, and creating a research proposal.



1. Introducing Research
2. Selecting a Topic, Formulating a Research Question, and Developing a Conceptual Framework
3. Gathering and Evaluating Relevant Literature
4. Writing the Literature Review
5. Defining a Research Methodology
6. Creating a Research Proposal
7. Looking Ahead to Next Steps


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Margaret Walshaw is Coordinator of the Professional Doctoral programme and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Mathematics Education at Massey University, New Zealand. She is the author of Getting to Grips with Doctoral Research.

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