Table of Contents

  1. Research proposal
  2. Doing a literature review
    1. What is a literature review?
    2. Why do I need a literature review?
    3. A critical review
    4. When to review the literature
    5. Who can help?
    6. Getting started
    7. Ways of finding relevant material
    8. Collecting material
    9. Keeping a record
    10. Plagiarism
    11. When to stop
    12. Writing it up
    13. Structure
    14. A narrative thread
    15. Using tables
    16. Reference list
    17. Common concerns
    18. Reviewing your review
    19. References
  3. Guidance on research ethics for research involving human participants
    1. Relevance of ethics in society
    2. Relevance of ethics within the research process
    3. Risks and responsibilities
    4. A serious matter
    5. Basic principles of ethical practice
    6. 1. Informed consent
    7. 2. There should be no pressure on individuals to participate
    8. 3. Respect individual autonomy
    9. 4. Avoid causing harm
    10. 5. Maintain anonymity and confidentiality
    11. 6. Take particular care in research with vulnerable groups
    12. Concluding comments
    13. References and professional guidance
  4. Preparing for your viva
    1. Stage 1: You have submitted your thesis
    2. Stage 2: Stepping back from the detail
    3. Stage 3: Returning to the detail
    4. Stage 4: The last few days
    5. Stage 5: Within the viva
    6. Stage 6: The outcome of the viva
    7. Summary
    8. References