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Research and Study Skills

Research and Study skills

Learning how to research and study effectively
is an invaluable skill at university and beyond. The books
below will help you understand how to use your time
and effort in an effective way to maximise your potential.

2019 | Research and Study Skills | Book

The Undergraduate Research Handbook

This is a comprehensive guide to planning and producing high-quality dissertations, written assignments and project reports at undergraduate level. It supports students of all disciplines through each stage of the research process, from drafting …


Author:
Dr. Gina Wisker

2019 | Book

Critical Statistics

Seeing Beyond the Headlines

Awarded the 2019 Most Promising New Textbook Award by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association.
This accessible and entertaining new textbook provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to understand the barrage of numbers …

Author:
Dr. Robert de Vries

2014 | Book

Doing a Successful Research Project

Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods

This straightforward, student-friendly guide contains all the practical advice for successfully undertaking a research project, leading students through all the stages of the research process. The second edition of this no-nonsense textbook …

Authors:
Martin Davies, Nathan Hughes

2012 | Research and Study Skills | Book

How to Get a First

Insights and Advice from a First-class Graduate

A lively and original perspective on gaining an outstanding degree from a recent first-class graduate. Combines personal experience, scientific research and motivational anecdotes from students to create a comprehensive guide to academic success …

Author:
Michael Tefula

2018 | Research and Study Skills | Book

How to Use your Reading in your Essays

Reading is part and parcel of academic writing, and knowing which sources to include in assignments and how to go about this process can be challenging. That's where this handy guide comes in. With over twenty years' experience in the field …

Author:
Jeanne Godfrey

2015 | Book

Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations

Concepts have a particular importance for students of politics and international relations. Political argument often boils down to a struggle over the legitimate meaning of terms and enemies may argue, fight and even go to war, each claiming to be …

Author:
Andrew Heywood

2019 | Book

The Foundations of Research

Fully revised for the third edition, this popular text provides an advanced yet accessible introduction to the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete …

Author:
Prof. Jonathan Grix

2012 | Research and Study Skills | Book

The Student’s Guide to Writing

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Aimed at students wishing to improve their writing skills, this guide deals with the key basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling while also showing students how to construct a sentence, how to build a paragraph and how to structure an essay.

Authors:
John Peck, Martin Coyle