A first textbook of research methodology and thesis writeup for second language English speakers Ivan Lowe. 2014

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Chapters list

1. Expectations of a student who is writing a thesis

2. The research question

3. The research proposal

4. Thesis structure

5. The Abstract introduction and conclusions

6. The body of a thesis

7. The page and headings

8. Appendixes

9. Quotations and Footnotes

10. Thesis style

11. Drafts and proofreading

12. Ethics and plagiarism

13. Sexist language

14. Definitions

15. Referencing

16. Defending a thesis

17. Thesis criteria

18. Computing

19. Useful programs

20. Evaluation of sources

21. Searching the web

22. Models and Truth

23. Levels of explanation

24. Triangulation

25. Validity and Reliability

26. Case studies

27. Questionnaires

28. Interviews

29. Data analysis



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