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What is involved in a small-scale research project or dissertation?

Chapter 4

- Get to know what is expected of you by your institution

- Start thinking about your research early

- Asking research questions

- Use your supervisor

- Manage time and resources

- Search and read the existing literature to produce a critical review

- Prepare for your research

- Collect your data

- Analyse your results

- Write up your research

To see video clips of students talking about what they liked and disliked about their projects, click here

Web links: - comprehensive advice on planning, conducting and writing research projects. The ABC Study Guide hosted by Andy Roberts at Middlesex University. - Mike Hart's site on practical sources of advice on final-year projects, dissertations, or theses. The 'Getting Started' page includes a useful example of a dissertation plan.