Postgraduate study

Introduction This section contains recommendations for materials that will help in understanding  postgraduate studies generally. 


Postgraduate study: what is it?

Some thoughts about postgraduate study

Finding a suitable project and place to study

General advice on deciding upon postgraduate research study




Cryer, Pat.  Exploring the opportunities for Postgraduate Study and Research, in: The research Student’s Guide to Success. Open University Press. pp.7-16
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Peters, Robert. 1997. Getting what you came for: the smart student’s guide to earning a Master’s or PhD.
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Wisker, Gina. 2007. The Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD. Palgrave, Houndmills.
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Bell , Judith. 1993. Doing your research project : a guide for first-time researchers in education and social science. Open University Press.
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Greenfield, Tony. 2002. Research methods for postgraduates. Arnold.
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Walliman, N. 2005. Your Research Project: A step-by-step guide for the first-time researcher. London: Sage
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Booth, Wayne, and Gregory Colomb, Joseph Williams.  2008. The Craft of Research.  University of Chicago Press.
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Grix, Jonathan. 2010. The foundations of research. Palgrave study skills.
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Potter, Stephen (Ed).  2006.  Doing Postgraduate Research. Sage/OU Press. With DVD.
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