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Effective Library Research for Business Dissertations: 1. Introducing Dissertation Research
Online support to assist with planning and conducting your library dissertation research
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What is different about Dissertation Research?
The research process for your dissertation requires a different approach to other taught modules.
Rather than being guided to relevant sources by your lecturer, you are responsible for finding, selecting, evaluating and managing all your research sources.
You will be using many more sources than you will have consulted for smaller pieces of work, and perhaps different types of information than you have used previously. You will therefore need to think carefully about your approach to your information gathering.
The effective "use of research informed literature" is one of the main criteria that your dissertation will be marked on.
Taking a thoughtful approach to your literature searching is therefore important if you want to achieve your target grade.
Don't just jump in and start searching!
Allow yourself some planning time .
Spend some time at the start of the process, thinking about your research topic and considering the best way to manage your library research.
Investing some time in planning at the start of the research process, can make it easier to find the information that you need and will contribute to the success of your final dissertation/project.
Where to start
It can seem a little overwhelming at first and you may not be sure how to start planning your research activity.
It can help to break things down into steps to guide you
It is useful to think of these under four headings
You'll find out more about these steps as you work through the tutorial.