Effective Literature Searching For Research

Author by : Sarah Gash
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Publisher by : Aldershot, Hampshire, England : Gower
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Description : This practical guide explains, in a straightforward manner, the techniques, procedures and methods of organization that will enable the reader to understand the environment within which they are working and thereby exploit it more effectively.


Research For Development

Author by : Sophie Laws
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : `[Research for Development] is well-written and, at every stage, is well-documented with practical examples. The simplicity with which it is written adds to its value in that non-professional persons get well-aquainted with the research process. Every chapter in the book ends with highlighting of the main points made in that chapter... A further strength of the book is the inclusion of an appendix with a list of websites that deal with issues in the area of development research... the simplicity of its organization and message should appeal to people/researchers across disciplines' - Pakistan Development Review `Research for Development achieves the near impossible: it provides vast quantities of useful guidance for almost anyone involved in research for development regardless of the size of your research project or your role within that project' - Arvac Bulletin `Written by professional researchers, this immensely practical book provides development workers with a more research-oriented point of view, so that they can avoid mistakes in the design of programmes. It will also help them to understand people's needs and respond accordingly' - The Asian Age `It is a beautiful and comprehensive compilation giving scores of instances that prove the essentiality if carrying out a survey of a particular locality for bringing about a change there' - Rafique Jalal, DAWN This book provides a comprehensive introduction and handbook for undertaking and managing research in development. It is designed to provide both a quick reference manual and an indispensable learning tool for all students, researchers and practitioners engaged in development work. The text is divided into two parts: Managing research for development, and Doing research for development. Together the two parts review the complete research process from outlining the essential role and purpose of research, highlighting specific issues to development research, to demonstrating how to evaluate and secure the best results from subsequent research projects. The book includes: an overview of different types of research in development work; practical steps to writing a brief and managing research; practical steps to evaluating and promoting research findings; step by step guides to getting started and choosing a research method; detailed guidelines to seven key research techniques; examples, exercises, summaries and checklists; and glossary and guides to additional resources and packages Drawing on considerable hands-on experience, Research for Development will be an essential companion and invaluable tool for anyone engaged in contemporary development research, development work and development studies.


Research Training For Social Scientists

Author by : Dawn Burton
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : With indispensable advice for students from all social science backgrounds, this handbook provides the core conceptual and practical skills to embark on succesful research. The organization of the book reflects the knowledge that is required in order to become a competent and effective researcher. It follows the life-cycle of the research project: it begins with a discussion of ethical and philosphical issues; presents guides to both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; provides help on using computers in research; and includes advice on how to write up and present a research project. Based on the UK Economic and Social Research Council advice on the training which students should undertake in preparation for postgraduate research, this book will be invaluable for all beginning researchers.


The Research Process In Nursing

Author by : Kate Gerrish
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : ‘The perfect text for any health care professional who wishes to gain a sound understanding of research...This text succeeds where others fail in terms of the thoroughness of the research process and the accessible style in which the material is presented. In an age when nursing and health care research is going from strength to strength this book offers those in the world of academia and practice an excellent and essential 'bible' that is a must on any bookshelf’ Dr Aisha Holloway, Lecturer Adult Health, Division of Nursing, The University of Nottingham ‘a book that helps you each step of the way. A very understandable and enjoyable publication’ Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal ‘key reference resource that students of research can use at various levels of study. It is comprehensive, user friendly and very easy to read and make sense of’ Gillian E Lang, Amazon reviewer The sixth edition of this book reflects significant developments in nursing research in recent years, ensuring the reader is provided with the very latest information on research processes and methods. It continues to explore how to undertake research as well as evaluating and using research findings in clinical practice, in a way that is suitable for both novice researchers and those with more experience. Divided into six sections, the chapters are ordered in a logical fashion that also allows the reader to dip in and out. The first two sections of the book provide a comprehensive background to research in nursing. The third section presents a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches, both new and well-established. The final three sections then look at collecting and making sense of the resulting data and putting the research findings into clinical practice. Summarises key points at the start of each chapter to guide you through Includes contributions from a wide range of experts in the field Accessible but doesn’t shrink away from complex debates and technical issues New to this edition: Accompanying website (www.wiley.com/go/gerrish) Ten completely new chapters including Narrative Research, Mixed Methods and Using Research in Clinical Practice ‘Research Example’ boxes from a wide variety of research types


Finding Out In Education

Author by : Peter Baxter Clarke
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Study Skills For Nursing And Midwifery Students

Author by : Philip Scullion
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "...this is the only book I have come across that gives consideration to student midwives. There are many study skills books available for nursing students, and although this book is aimed at both, it does take into account the differences between the two professions. ...this is a useful book which delves deeper than its cover would suggest." MIDIRS Midwifery Digest This book is an essential course companion for nursing and midwifery students at degree and diploma level, as well as those returning to study. It covers key skills and knowledge needed, such as: Study strategies Reflective practice Critical thinking Evidence-based research Exam techniques Literature searching How to succeed in assessments Lively and accessible, the book includes bullet points and exercises that will enhance reader efficiency in learning. The book also has an accompanying website, www.openup.co.uk/nursingsuccess, that is written specifically for this market, and includes tips on: Writing CVs and covering letters Finding a good job Interview skills Continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses and midwives Career progression Study Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Studentshas been carefully structured to be used throughout a nursing career: It is key reading for new students in midwifery and all fields of nursing, as well as qualified staff who aim to enhance their professional development.


Students Must Write

Author by : Robert Barrass
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : The definitive guide to help you write essays, reports and notes with clarity and style. Contents cover word choice, the use of tables and illustrations, computers as writing tools, and many other key skills.


Libraries And Google

Author by : William Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Discover the benefits—and drawbacks—of Google® Google® has become a nearly omnipresent tool of the Internet, with its potential only now beginning to be realized. How can librarians effectively integrate this powerful search engine to provide service to their patrons? Libraries and Google® presents leading authorities discussing the many possibilities of using Google® products as effective, user-friendly tools in libraries. Google Scholar and Print are extensively explored with an eye toward offering an expanded view of what is and may be possible for the future, with practical insights on how to make the most of the product’s capabilities. It seems certain that Google® is here to stay. Libraries and Google® comprehensively examines this “disruptive technology” that is seen as both a threat and an opportunity by both librarians and publishers. Both perspectives are explored in depth, along with practical applications of this and other Google® technology that may be new to librarians. Google® products and other more familiar research tools are compared for effectiveness and ease of use. The various unique needs of users and scholars are detailed and considered as a springboard for insightful discussion of the future role of librarians in today’s world. Potential problems are closely examined, such as copyright issues of digitization, and privacy concerns sparked by its collection of personal information about its users. The book comprehensively explores the path libraries need to travel to benefit from the search tool, rather than being overwhelmed and destroyed by it. Topics in Libraries and Google® include: the viewpoint that Google® may make libraries obsolete new opportunities for libraries through using Google® products technical aspects of purchasing and implementing Google® search products with proprietary vendor databases testing the performance of Google Scholar and Print practical use of Google®’s products personal privacy issues making digitized library resources more accessible digitization of copyrighted materials much, much more! Libraries and Google® is horizon-expanding reading for all librarians, library science educators and students, library administrators, publishers, and university presses. Volume 2 of Libraries and Google® is in preparation. Google® is a Registered Service Mark of Google, Inc., Mountain View, California. Libraries and Google® is an independent publication offered by The Haworth Press, Inc., Binghamton, New York, and is not affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, endorsed, licensed, or otherwise approved by, Google, Inc.


Doing A Literature Search

Author by : Dr Christopher Hart, 195
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Doing a Literature Search provides a practical and comprehensive guide to searching the literature on any topic within the social sciences. The book will enable the reader to search the literature effectively, identifying useful books, articles, statistics and many other sources of information. The text will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences.


Systematic Searching

Author by : Paul Levay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Facet Publishing
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Description : In resource poor, cost saving times, this book provides practical advice on new methods and technologies involved in systematic searching and explores the role of information professionals in delivering these changes The editors bring together expert international practitioners and researchers to highlight the latest thinking on systematic searching. Beginning by looking at the methods and techniques underlying systematic searching, the book then examines the current challenges and the potential solutions to more effective searching in detail, before considering the role of the information specialist as an expert searcher. Systematic Searching blends theory and practice and takes into account different approaches to information retrieval with a special focus being given to searching for complex topics in a health-related environment. The book does not presume an in-depth prior knowledge or experience of systematic searching and includes case studies, practical examples and ideas for further research and reading. The book is divided into three parts: Methods covers theoretical approaches to evidence synthesis and the implications that these have for the search process, including searching for complex topics and choosing the right sources. Technology examines new technologies for retrieving evidence and how these are leading to new directions in information retrieval and evidence synthesis. People considers the future of the information specialist as an expert searcher and explores how information professionals can develop their skills in searching, communication and collaboration to ensure that information retrieval practice is, and remains, evidence-based. Systematic Searching will be essential reading for library and information service providers and information specialists, particularly those in a health-related environment. It will also be of interest to students of library and information science, systematic reviewers, researchers and practitioners conducting complex searches in settings including social care, education and criminal justice.


Emerging Issues Ii

Author by : Bettie Higgs
Languange : en
Publisher by : NAIRTL
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Description : This book presents a wide selection of issues currently of interest and concern in higher education institutions in Ireland. The chapters are snapshots of the intersection between theory, practice and research in particular settings; they are not meant to be comprehensive. Nevertheless, they present practice approaches, new theoretical considerations and informal conversations, and include signposts to important literature in the area. The authors contextualise current concerns, and discuss how they have responded strategically to national and international trends in higher education. They also highlight how new roles and identities for staff and students in higher education have emerged in response to changes in institutional, social and technological contexts, among others. This book contains the following: (1) Higher Education in Ireland: Introduction (Bettie Higgs and Marian McCarthy); (2) Writing Identity through the Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN) (Ciara O'Farrell); (3) Mature Cynics and Fledgling Eclectics: Elaborating Instructional Design for the Net Generation (David Jennings and Diane Cashman); (4) Promoting Integrative Learning in First-year Science (Bettie Higgs); (5) The Journey to High Level Performance: Using Knowledge on the Novice-Expert Trajectory to Enhance Higher Education Teaching (Sarah Moore, Geraldine O'Neill and Terry Barrett); (6) Integrating Concepts of Integrative Learning (Bettie Higgs and Brendan Hall); (7) Strategies for Implementing Group Work in Large Classes: Lessons from Enquiry-Based Learning (Geraldine O'Neill and Ivan Moore); (8) Supporting Graduate Teaching Assistants at Trinity College Dublin (Jacqueline Potter and Orla Hanratty); (9) Teaching for Understanding for Lecturers: Towards a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Marian McCarthy); (10) Encouraging Student Creativity in Higher Education (Terry Barrett and Roisin Donnelly); (11) Reflections on Conversations as a Catalyst for Change 2003-2007 (Marion Palmer and Conor Heagney); (12) The Changing Role of the Academic Library in Learning and Teaching (Helen Fallon and Ellen Breen); and (13) The Role of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in the Teaching of an Accredited Module in Information Literacy Skills (Claire McAvinia, Helen Fallon and Mairead McQuaid). Librarians' Reflections are appended. Each section contains tables, figures, and references.


Going To University

Author by : John McIlroy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Writing Your Thesis

Author by : Paul Oliver
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Designed to help postgraduate and research students with the process, preparation, writing and examination of their theses.


Making Sense Of Research

Author by : Gill Hek
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Research has become integral to everyday practice in health and social care and it is now essential for professionals in these fields to be able to read and analyze research so that they can apply it in their work. In reality many people find research concepts difficult to grasp, but this book makes it easy by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: the role of research in health and social care; the research process; quantitative and qualitative approaches; how to develop critical skills; and implementing research findings. For this Third Edition, new material has been added on literature searching techniques, meta-analysis, data protection, and critical appraisal tools.


Designing Effective Library Learning Spaces In Higher Education

Author by : Enakshi Sengupta
Languange : en
Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : Traditional roles of higher education are giving way to academic partnership, research and open resources. Libraries play a key role to serve as a gateway to information and to promote intellectual discovery among students. This book explores the relevant issues and strategies library science partnerships initiate with stakeholders in the field.


Brief Guidelines For Methods And Statistics In Medical Research

Author by : Jamalludin Bin Ab Rahman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book serves as a practical guide to methods and statistics in medical research. It includes step-by-step instructions on using SPSS software for statistical analysis, as well as relevant examples to help those readers who are new to research in health and medical fields. Simple texts and diagrams are provided to help explain the concepts covered, and print screens for the statistical steps and the SPSS outputs are provided, together with interpretations and examples of how to report on findings. Brief Guidelines for Methods and Statistics in Medical Research offers a valuable quick reference guide for healthcare students and practitioners conducting research in health related fields, written in an accessible style.


Effective Management Of Student Employment

Author by : David Allen Baldwin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : Building on proven methods of effective supervision, this book offers academic librarians a practical guide for the day-to-day challenges that arise in supervising student employees. Hiring, compensation, orientation and training, and supervision strategies are covered in addition to common problem areas, performance appraisal, employee/employer rights, corrective discipline, and termination procedures.


Writing For Health Professionals

Author by : Philip Burnard
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : I try to leave out the parts that people skip. Elmore Leonard This book is all about writing: it is both a practical and a personal account. When you write a book like this you put yourself on the line: you run the risk of people reading what you have written and saying 'he's saying one thing and doing another'. You stand to break the rules that you set up - quite badly. That is probably not such a terrible thing; besides, that should be part of the process of using this book. As you read it, notice when rules are broken. Check the phrasing, the sentence and paragraph construction, and see whether or not I have stuck to the rules. Then see whether or not the rules would have improved the passage in question. Begin to read books as much for their style, layout and general format as for their con tent. If you are going to write, you need to see plenty of examples of all of these things - good, bad and indifferent. to write for some time but was always This is a book I have wanted nervous of writing, so here it is: an introduction to some of the ways and means of writing. lt is, as I say, personal; I hope it will be useful. A word about sexism and the writing process. I find the use of 'his or her' and its variants clumsy.


Issues In Information Science Research 2013 Edition

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Description : Issues in Information Science Research / 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Web and Grid Services. The editors have built Issues in Information Science Research: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Web and Grid Services in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Information Science Research: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.


Early Childhood Educational Research

Author by : Carol Aubrey
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Provision of education for children under five has recently become a political concern. At the same time, this relatively small field has been attracting increased research attention, with many early years practitioners seeking routes to initial and higher degrees. This book offers essential guidance for researchers and newcomers to the field, outlining opportunities in research as well as useful, sensitive and appropriate methods for researching childhood education.


Making Sense Of Research In Nursing Health And Social Care

Author by : Pam Moule
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 7th edition, this introductory guide provides you with a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology that you will come across when undertaking research in any course related to nursing, health and social care. The book’s easy-to-follow structure takes you from research novice to confident researcher, helping you to make sense of research and understand how it is implemented in healthcare practice. The new edition includes: Updates in line with the 2018 NMC standards, with more information on the impact of GDPR, consent and vulnerable groups, Personal and Public Involvement (PPI), and work-based projects. Improved case examples of real research, with more on group work, poster presentations, research output and dissemination, literature reviews, and dissertations. Upgraded activities that include reflective exercises, critical appraisal tools, a dissemination plan, and a glossary, all in the book. This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students within the health and therapy professions, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and paramedics.


Research Methods In International Relations

Author by : Christopher Lamont
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This book guides you through the entirety of the research process in International Relations, from selecting a research question and reviewing the literature to field research and writing up. Covering both qualitative and quantitative methods in IR, it offers a balanced assessment of the key methodological debates and research methods within the discipline. The book: Is specifically focussed on research methods used in International Relations. Spans the entire research process from choosing a research question to writing up. Provides practical research methods guidance. Introduces you to broader methodological debates and brings together contemporary research from empirical and interpretive traditions. Is packed with examples and suggestions for further reading. Research Methods in International Relations is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Research Methods courses in International Relations, Politics, Security and Strategic Studies.


Creating Online Tutorials

Author by : Hannah Gascho Rempel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Today’s students rely heavily on using electronic resources; they expect to be able to access library resources from any location and at any time of the day. More and more schools, from K-12 through graduate level universities, are offering online education, and libraries must be prepared to guide learners in how to use library resources when and where they are needed. Online tutorials are the library’s answer to providing this immediate instruction, and today’s learners are expecting to have these guides available. Many librarians don’t have the technical expertise needed to create online tutorials. Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide for Librarians will help guide them through the basics of designing and producing an online tutorial. Through practical examples, the book will guide librarians just starting the process of creating an online tutorial from start to finish and will provide tips that will be useful to librarians with more experience in designing online tutorials. This detailed roadmap for designing and producing online tutorials covers: When to consider a tutorial Needs assessment Choosing the right technology Selecting and organizing instructional content Planning—script, images, narration, other design elements Assessment as a primary design element Maintenance and updating Online tutorial resources After reading this book, new tutorial developers will have a practical, customizable blueprint that will enable them confidently address the creation of their first online tutorials, and experienced developers will learn efficient techniques to create and enhance future tutorials that are attractive, effective teaching tools.


Making Sense Of Research

Author by : Pam Moule
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The fourth edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyse and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, Making Sense of Research, fourth edition clarifies the subject by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: - The role of research in health and social care - The nature of knowledge in health and social care - The research process - Ethical issues - Searching and reviewing the literature - Making sense of data analysis. The fourth edition has been updated to include new reference material, websites and practice examples to support the development of essential critical appraisal skills for health and social care professionals.


Surviving And Thriving In Postgraduate Research

Author by : Ray Cooksey
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond. It is written in an accessible and example-rich style, offering practical and concrete advice in virtually all areas. It also includes references to additional resources and websites, and each chapter features key recommendations for improving the postgraduate research experience. The book addresses not only research-related aspects (e.g. supervisors; selecting your guiding assumptions; contextualising, framing and configuring research; reviewing literature; sampling; writing proposals; ethics and academic integrity; selecting a data gathering strategy; surviving your thesis/dissertation/portfolio examination; and publishing), but also questions concerning how to integrate, manage, and balance the research journey in the context of the postgraduate student’s broader life-world (e.g. skill development and supervisor relations; effective time and project management; a healthy work–life balance; maintaining motivation; and dealing with criticism). The book adopts an explicitly pluralist perspective on postgraduate research, moving beyond mixed methods thinking, and offers concrete examples from postgraduate students’ real-world experiences.


Succeeding In Research Project Plans And Literature Reviews For Nursing Students

Author by : Graham R. Williamson
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This book is a practical, user friendly text designed specifically for those undertaking dissertations or research projects in the final year of nursing programmes. Research forms a central part of nursing degrees, and final year dissertations are often based on literature searching and writing research project proposals. This book addresses the need for a clear and practical text to guide students from the initial stage of deciding on a research topic, completing a literature review and designing their research, through to choosing data collection and analysis methods, and finally writing up their project proposal or dissertation.