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Useful sources for dissertation writing

This guide will point you towards useful books for when you are conducting your research and writing your dissertation – the Dewey Class number for texts on writing advice is 808.02 shelved on the top floor in the Quiet Zone.

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Study Skills | Critical Thinking | Literature Review | Research Methods | Writing | Referencing | Helpful Websites


Study Skills

Guide to Learning and Study Skills : For Higher Education and at Work

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Book Cover ImageCottrell, S. (2003) The study skills handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

378.170281 COT

 

 

Critical Thinking

Book Cover ImageCottrell, S. (2011) Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument. Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

370.152 COT

 

Literature Review

Book Cover Image​Aveyard, H. (2010) Doing a literature review in health and social care : a practical guide. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.

362.1072 AVE

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Book Cover ImageHart, C. (2001) Doing a literature search: a comprehensive guide for the social sciences. London; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.

025.524 HAR

 

 

Book Cover Image​Jesson, J., Matheson, L. and Lacey, F. M. (2011) Doing your literature review :traditional and systematic techniques. Los Angeles, Calif. ; London: SAGE.

370.152 COT

 

 

Book Cover ImageOliver, P. (2012) Succeeding with your literature review : a handbook for students. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

001.42 OLI

 

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Research Methods

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Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2011) Business research methods. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.

658.0072 BRY

 


Book Cover Image​Gratton, C. and Jones, I. (2010) Research methods for sports studies. London; New York: Routledge.

796.072 GRA

 

 

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Sekaran, U. and Bougie, R. (2010) Research methods for business:skill building approach. Chichester: Wiley.

650.072 SEK

 

 

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Writing

Writing at University : A Guide for Students

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Science Research Writing : A Guide for Non-Native Speakers of English

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Ballenger, B. P. (2009) The curious researcher: a guide to writing research papers. New York: Longman.

808.02 BAL

 

 


Book CoverBerndtsson, M. (2008) Thesis projects : a guide for students in computer science and information systems. London: Springer.

004.072 BER

 

 

Book CoverClark, I. L. (2007) Writing the successful thesis and dissertation: entering the conversation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. 802.02 CLA

 

 

 

Book CoverCreme, P. and Lea, M. R. (2008) Writing at university: a guide for students. Maidenhead: Open University Press

808.042 CRE also available in fulltext on ebrary


 

 

Book CoverGreetham, B. (2001) How to write better essays. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave.

808.042 GRE

 

 


Book Cover​Lunenburg, F. C. and Irby, B. J. (2008) Writing a successful thesis or dissertation : tips and strategies for students in the social and behavioral sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

808.066378 LUN

 

 

Book CoverMurray, R. (2006) How to write a thesis. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

808.066 MUR

 

 

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Referencing

Book CoverPears, R. and Shields, G. J. (2013) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

808.02 PEA

 

 

Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism (2nd Edition)

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Highly recommended websites

University of Manchester. Academic Phrasebank [Online]. (2015). Available: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/ [Accessed 15/04/2015]

 

Purdue University. OWL at Perdue Online Writing Lab [Online]. (2011). Available:
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/ [Accessed 15/04/2015]

 


University of Toronto. Specific types of writing [Online]. Available:
http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing [Accessed 15/04/2015]

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