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(p. 327) 17. Writing Up 

(p. 327) 17. Writing Up
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(p. 327) 17. Writing Up
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Tom Clark

, Liam Foster

, and Alan Bryman

DOI:
10.1093/hepl/9780198811060.003.0017
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date: 07 July 2020

After going through the process of planning, designing, and carrying out research, the student needs to write up the project. Writing is an extremely important part of the research process as a poorly written dissertation will constrain the student’s ability to communicate findings and limit the final mark he or she can achieve. This chapter discusses the basic elements of writing a dissertation and introduces the structures, forms, and styles that are commonly used to create one. Emphasizing the importance of developing an argument to connect the pieces of the dissertation together, it takes each element of the dissertation in turn and demonstrates how it is ‘built’.

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