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(p. 1) 1. Introduction 

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(p. 1) 1. Introduction
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Tom Clark

, Liam Foster

, and Alan Bryman

DOI:
10.1093/hepl/9780198811060.003.0001
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date: 06 August 2020

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the definition of a dissertation. It then sets out the ways in which the present volume can help students with their dissertation, i.e. how to move from a focus on the theory of research methods to the process of actually undertaking research. Throughout, the book provides a number of features that help students to deal with the challenges of writing a dissertation, and suggests how they might overcome them. These features draw directly on the experiences of students who have undertaken a dissertation, and the expertise of dissertation supervisors from different disciplines. The chapter then goes on to explain how this book is organized followed by an overview of the subsequent chapters.

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