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Detailed support for researchers can be found in the Researchers Subject Guide
Postgraduate Research Student Development
A variety of events and training programmes are offered to our postgraduate research students. These aim to connect students with like minded colleagues, as well as assisting and enabling them to become more effective as researchers.
RefWorks for Researchers
RefWorks Citation Manager updated May 2020: The slides above have been updated to show the new Refworks Citation Manager.
The recording available via the link below was made on 3rd April 2020 and shows the older version of Refworks Citation Manager. A new recording will be made next time I teach this online.
Inter Library Loans
- Inter-Library Loans service: Request books and journal articles not held at Middlesex University.
- £3 per request for taught course students.
- Free for staff and research students.
Research and Study Skills for Veterinary Nurses by With developments in skills and knowledge level, more and more academic rigour is expected of veterinary nurses. Exams, CPD and repeated testing and study throughout the nurse's career are now requirements. Aimed at veterinary nurses and technicians, this book will guide the reader through the various research and study disciplines required of them. Research and Study Skills for Veterinary Nurses discusses why these academic skills are now required of the veterinary nurse, different types of source material, how to complete written assignments, how to reference properly, how to approach different test questions, how to respond to oral exams, how to complete OSCEs, CPD training, and work-based practical assessments. Research and Study Skills for Veterinary Nurses provides information and advice for student vet nurses who need a reliable resource to guide them through their course.
Publication Date: 2019
The aim of the dissertation is to allow students to bring together learning from the Veterinary Nursing programme by providing an opportunity to independently study and investigate a topic in depth that is relevant to veterinary nursing. Research skills gained during the completion of VET2204 module are applied to support academic curiosity using an inquiry-based approach.
A 6000 word Dissertation, the title and methodology of which must be agreed with the supervisor in advance and which should be presented as; A desktop and secondary analysis review of the literature - a critical discussion and review of the literature utilising a rigorous ‘desktop’ research process in a secondary analysis review of a wide range of primary sources pertaining to the subject under investigation. 8-12 primary research papers should be reviewed and critiqued.
Please ensure you access the dissertation training at the earliest opportunity. This online lesson has been designed to explain the process and requirements of the dissertation in detail. Jot down any questions you may have to ask your supervisor at your initial meeting. You will find this training course on the VET3703 module page.
The Dissertation Journey by It's an uphill climb--but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework
Publication Date: 2010
How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation by Writing a dissertation is like running a marathon: a successful one takes months of careful planning and preparation. This practical guide takes undergraduate students step-by-step through the process of completing a dissertation, from the initial stages of generating original ideas and planning the project through to writing their first draft and critically reviewing their own work. It shows students how to choose the most appropriate methods for collecting and analysing their data and how to then integrate this research into their dissertation. Students will learn how to develop consistent and persuasive arguments and write up their research in a clear and concise style. This book is an essential resource for undergraduates of all disciplines who are required to write a dissertation as part of their degree.
Publication Date: 2014
Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster by Any new journey requires a map to guide you through potential pitfalls, explain interesting landmarks, and offer time-saving tips. Given that a thesis or dissertation is arguably the most important journey students will embark upon in their professional career, smart travellers will want Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster close at hand. This guide helps you determine their research topic, choose appropriate methods, turn a hypothesis into a study, complete a literature review, write and defend a proposal, collect and analyze data, write up the study, and ultimately defend your dissertation. Building on years of experience with their own doctoral students, the authors have developed an extremely comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool, which includes unique features like encouraging student reflection, student stories, hints and tips, end-of-chapter checklists, and ideas for incorporating social media. When used in a classroom setting, ancillary content assist instructors in supporting students throughout the process. Use the proven techniques and guidance of this indispensible tool to finish faster!
Publication Date: 2014