Completing Your Dissertation or Research Project
Are you busy completing your dissertation or research project? Then don’t forget we’ve got a set of specially dedicated pages to help you with tips on evaluating evaluating information and writing critically. You’ll find them on our Dissertation Support area.
Our Finding Information for Your Dissertation blog post brings all of the above together and takes you step-by-step through the type of skills we show you in our dissertation skill sessions. It also explains how to link your university library search account with Google Scholar. In addition we’ve created a video to show you how to sync them.
What about help from our book collection? We’ve over 271 eBooks on dissertations from 2010 upwards. If you’re completing a Childhood Studies course then you’ll find these three useful:
- Successful dissertations: the complete guide for education and childhood studies students by Caron Carter.
- Research in the early years: a step-by-step guide by Pam Jarvis.
- Understanding research with children and young people by Martin Robb et al
If you’re studying Criminology then these eBooks will help you:
- Study skills for criminology by John Harrison.
- Understanding criminological research: a guide to data analysis by John Martyn Chamberlain.
or if you’re researching for Community and Youth Work:
- Doing your research project: a guide for first-time researchers by Judith Bell.
- Research and research methods for youth practitioners by Fin Cullen and Simon Bradford.
- Participatory pedagogic impact research: co-production with community partners in action by Mike Seal.
or if Health and Social Care is your resear:
- Designing and conducting research in social science, health and social care by Dave Williams and McSweeney.
- Doing a literature review in health and social care: a practical guide by Helen Aveyard.
- Research design in social work: qualitative and quantitative methods by Anne Campbell.
- Qualitative research skills for social work: theory and practice by Malcolm Carey.
- Innovations in social work research: using methods creatively by Louise Hardwick.
- Relationship-based research in social work: understanding practice research by Gillian Ruch.
- Doing a successful research project: using qualitative or quantitative methods by Martin Davies and Nathan Hughes.
- Qualitative research in sociology: an introduction by Amir B. Mavasti.
- Essentials of Social Research by Linda Kalof, Thomas Dietz and Amy Dan.
For a masters research path then these titles will also assist you:
- The SAGE handbook of digital dissertations and theses by Richard Andrews.
- Succeeding with your master’s dissertation: a step-by-step handbook by John Biggam.
- Writing your thesis by Paul Oliver.
Don’t forget you can chat with us online, or come to an online Drop-in via library chat (either through the chat box on the library home page or Library Talk) or book a 1:1 slot if you need further help (we’ll meet you online via the chat) – the choice is yours!