Starting out: Introduction; Influences on approaches to research; Decisions about the research; Choice of degree; Starting the process; Research supervision; Going through the process: Writing a proposal; Access and ethics issues; The choice of methodology and research methods; Major issues: From MPhil to PhD; The monitoring process; Writing the dissertation or thesis: The introduction; Review of relevant literature; The methods section; The main body of the research; The examination; Problems; Dissemination of the research.
"...health and social care departmentrs will recommend this book to their postgraduate research students because it will be an invaluable companion during the course of their research, from conception to completion. Journal of Advanced Nursing
"I have already asked the university library to obtain this book and I shall recommend it to all of my PhD students, current and prospective. What more can I say? It is everything the blurb claims it is. End of review!" Physiotherapy
* examples and experiences from all health care areas included throughout the book
* spans entire range of topics a student needs to know including advice on getting published
* provides information on returning to professional work after full-time study