The third edition of this popular book has been extensively revised to reflect the changes that have affected student research in higher education in recent years. The ability to carry out research successfully has come to be seen as a 'key transferable skill' required of all higher education students - and The Management of a Student Research Project addresses directly the skill element of this. Furthermore the research process, at all levels, is far more systematized than in the past. The single largest change since the second edition came out in 1996 has been the impact of the World Wide Web on student research. The third edition has been thoroughly rewritten and developed in response to this. In particular, Chapter 4, 'Literature Searching', has been structured around a sample online search. Throughout, the comments and thoughts of readers of previous editions have been taken into account in framing this third edition. Its aims remain the same - to provide a clear, comprehensive and useful guide to students undertaking research projects in order to improve their chances of a successful outcome.

part |2 pages

Part A: Preparation

chapter 1|23 pages

Research and the Research Student

chapter 3|22 pages

Planning the Research Project

chapter 4|36 pages

Literature Searching

part |2 pages

Part B: Data Analysis and Gathering

chapter 5|28 pages

Analysing the Data

chapter 6|28 pages

Gathering the Data

part |2 pages

Part C: Producing the Research Results

chapter 7|24 pages

Executing the Research

chapter 8|38 pages

Presentation of the Research Findings

part |2 pages


chapter 1|8 pages

An Example of Topic Analysis

chapter 2|10 pages

A Select Bibliography on Student Research

chapter 3|4 pages

Books and Articles Cited in the Main Text