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5th Edition

The Research Project
How to Write It, Edition 5

ISBN 9780415334457
Published September 24, 2004 by Routledge
140 Pages

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Book Description

Now in its fifth edition, this guide to project work continues to be an indispensable resource for all students undertaking research.

Guiding the reader right through from preliminary stages to completion, The Research Project: How to write it sets out in clear and concise terms the main tasks involved in doing a research project, covering:

  • choosing a topic
  • using the library effectively
  • taking notes
  • shaping and composing the project
  • providing footnotes, documentation and a bibliography
  • avoiding common pitfalls.

Fully updated throughout, this new edition features a chapter on making the most out of the Internet, from knowing where to start, to assessing the quality of the material found there.

Other features include a model example of a well researched, clearly written paper with notes and bibliography and a chapter on getting published in a learned journal for more advanced researchers.

Whether starting out or experienced in research, The Research Project: How to write it is an essential tool for success.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. The choice of subject: using the library 2. Using the Internet for Research (by Robert Eaglestone) 3. Preparing a bibliography 4. Taking notes 5. Composing the paper 6. The final version 7. Specimen paper 8. Some errors to avoid 9. Publication in a learned journal Appendix: Some popular Search Engines. Index.

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Ralph Berry has taught at universities around the world, including the University of Malaya, the University of Ottowa, the University of Massachusetts, Latrobe University (Melbourne), the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), the National University of Singapore and Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand. He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles.