This guide offers you a range of concise, practical tips on how to successfully complete your dissertation or research project. It also provides links to further resources relating to research skills which will allow you to explore particular issues in greater detail if you wish.
We have tried to keep this guide as short and ‘user-friendly’ as possible, so that it is quick and easy to use. We hope you find it helpful in completing your dissertation.
Paul Cooper, Sarah Denson and Adam Warren
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Choosing Your Research Topic - and working with your supervisor
Planning and Producing Your Dissertation - the five key stages
Dissertation schedule (Word) - a simple aid to planning
Managing your Data - including quotes, references and bibliographies
Generic Assessment Criteria - a list of criteria for each grade
Improving Your Grade from a 2.2 to a 1st - advice on raising your grade
Research Skills Bibliography (Word) - useful books from the University Library
Relevant Academic Skills Guides - other sources of advice
All resources © University of Southampton - last updated November 29, 2004