The Foundations of Research

Author: Jonathan Grix
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023036490X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book offers advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students an accessible introduction to the foundations of research in the human sciences. It covers the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete their long essays, dissertations and theses.

The Study Skills Handbook

Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137289260
Format: PDF, Docs
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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

Information Skills

Author: Jonathan Grix
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137152265
Format: PDF
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Skills for finding information are essential for academic study and beyond. This illustrated guide provides practical advice on how to source and use the right resources. It includes guidance on how to carry out a literature review as well as the skills needed for finding and evaluating information.

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Author: Dorothy Bedford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415525896
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Study Skills for Foundation Degrees is a much needed resource for anyone thinking about or currently studying at foundation degree level. If you are unsure whether you have the academic skills to handle it, this book will prepare and guide you, in a clear accessible way, through the broad range of study-related issues you may encounter. By helping you to develop a broad range of study skills essential for success on any foundation degree course, you will soon have the confidence to rise to any challenge that comes your way. This new edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on effective academic writing for other types of assignments such as reports, project work, diary entries, seminar papers and reviews and e-learning. Highly accessible with a wide range of activities and useful tips to help you through the course of your studies, this new edition covers all the essential skills you will need including: • How to take good notes and read effectively • Developing successful academic writing • Research skills • E-learning • Producing a professional development portfolio • Presentation techniques • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism Also offering help with managing your time, boosting your morale and keeping motivated, this essential text will be an invaluable resource for Foundation Degree students that want to get the most out of their course as well as mature students and those with limited or no experience of academic study.

Digital Storytelling in Higher Education

Author: Grete Jamissen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319510584
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book broadens the scope and impact of digital storytelling in higher education. It outlines how to teach, research and build communities in tertiary institutions through the particular form of audio-visual communication known as digital storytelling by developing relationships across professions, workplaces and civil society. The book is framed within the context of ‘The Four Scholarships’ developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement and redefining of teaching, including the scholarships of discovery, integration, application, and teaching and learning. Across four sections, this volume considers the potential of digital storytelling to improve, enhance and expand teaching, learning, research, and interactions with society. Written by an international range of academics, researchers and practitioners, from disciplines spanning medicine, anthropology, education, social work, film and media studies, rhetoric and the humanities, the book demonstrates the variety of ways in which digital storytelling offers solutions to key challenges within higher education for students, academics and citizens. It will be compelling reading for students and researchers working in education and sociology.

Planning Your PhD

Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013745
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A compact book offering students specific, succinct guidance to the core process and major hurdles involved in undertaking a PhD. As well as offering practical advice, such as how to shape initial ideas, the book also encourages students to find and value their own pathways and approaches within academia.

Reading Writing and Reasoning

Author: Gavin Fairbairn
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238890
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new edition will be completely revised and re-worked to present a thoroughly modern and essential handbook to reading, writing & reasoning.

Success with Your Education Research Project

Author: John Sharp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857259474
Format: PDF, Docs
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Research projects are carried out in schools and non-school settings by virtually all undergraduates in the areas of teacher training, Education Studies and other educational disciplines. This text, written for this specific target audience, makes clear references to these courses and contexts throughout. Hot topics such as using the net and plagiarism are covered with up-to-date information, while key content on literature searches, critical thinking and the development of argument provide clear guidance and ensure academic rigor. This new edition has been updated throughout to provide greater depth on many topics, FAQs and a glossary of key terms.

Referencing and Understanding Plagiarism

Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137530723
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This guide explains why referencing is an essential part of good writing, and shows how to do it. It explains what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. With clear explanations and examples, this handy easy-to-read guide has engaging illustrations and an informal style.