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Your Undergraduate Dissertation in Health and Social Care

by Nicholas S R Walliman and Jane Appleton SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
07/2009
ISBN:
9781847870704
Format:
Pbk 288 pages
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Your Undergraduate Dissertation in Health and Social Care provides a practical step-by-step guide to both the theoretical and practical aspects of the process of doing an undergraduate dissertation, equipping the reader with all the skills necessary to plan, conduct and write up a research project successfully.

This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, which has been specially tailored to the needs of those studying health, social care and related subjects. All the central topics are covered, with comprehensive information and guidance on crucial issues such as ethics, research governance and appraising the quality of the evidence. Relevant 'real life' examples are also included, drawn from a wide range of settings.

This guide offers a genuinely accessible and supportive source of advice that will be welcomed by undergraduates in working towards their final year dissertation in health and social care.

Audience: All undergraduate students on health and social care courses.

What's It All For?
What Types of Dissertations Are There?
What Will It Be About?
How Do I Get Started?
What's All This About Philosophy?
How Do I Write A Proposal?
What About Working and Planning My Time?
Where and How Do I Get Hold of All the Necessary Background Information?
How Can I Manage All the Notes?
Arguments - Why Do I Need Them?
What Sorts of Data Will I Find?
Appraising the quality of the evidence
What's All This About Ethics?
What's all this about research governance?
How Do I Get Hold of Data?
What Do I Do with the Information When I've Got It?
When Do I Need To Combine Data Collection with Analysis?
How Can I Create a Mini World To Manipulate?
What About Referencing?
Writing It Up
How on Earth Can I Manage such a Long Piece of Writing?
What Can I Do To Make My Work Look Interesting and Easy To Read?
Who Else Might Be Interested in My Writing?

Nicholas Walliman is a qualified architect and Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University and a researcher associate in the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. After many years of practice in architecture in the UK and abroad, he returned to academic life to do his PhD. This experience raised his interest in research theory and methods, and he was subsequently asked by the university to write a distance learning course to guide postgraduate students embarking on research degrees. This course provided the raw material and incentive for writing this book. He has subsequently published several other books on research theory and methods for students and practitioners at various levels of expertise. He is currently conducting research with a team of architects and environmental scientists as part of the Oxford Brookes Institute for Sustainable Development. They are engaged in nationally and internationally funded projects on a range of aspects of building technology, such as energy saving building envelope design, mitigation of the effects of floods on buildings and advanced construction methods. He has published numerous research papers on aspects of architectural technology. He is also supervising several PhD and Masters students. Despite this emphasis on science and technology, his work with research students covers many other aspects of architecture and its relationship to society, such as vernacular architecture, the effects of westernisation, architectural education, conservation, administration and sustainable design.