This guide has been designed to help undergraduates develop an understanding of practical research methods, and their application in the undergraduate dissertation.
Written in an accessible and engaging style, it offers advice on all aspects of undergraduate research, from choosing a dissertation subject through to presenting the finished article.
Features of this book:
'This is an excellent little book that will be of great use to undergraduates reading politics. It covers the main issues, is clearly written and includes a wealth of practical advice' - Ian Davies, Talking Politics
1. The Undergraduate Dissertation and the Role of Research 2. Research Design for the Undergraduate Dissertation: Principles and Practice 3. Defining the Problem: The Research Proposal for the Undergraduate Dissertation 4. Refining the Problem: Literature Search and Review 5. Quantitative Research and the Empirical Dissertation 6 . Qualitative Research and the Empirical Dissertation 7. Making Sense of it All: Critical Thought and Data Analysis 8. Making Sense: Drafting, Completing and Submitting the Dissertation