Final Year Project studying Sources of Advice
Final Year Projects
Final Year Projects: Getting Started
Final Year Projects: Literature Review
Final Year Projects:What next?
Final Year Projects:References
Final Year Projects:Sources of Advice
Final Year Projects:Time Management
Final Year Projects:Surveys
Final Year Projects:Frequently Asked Questions
Final Year Projects:Final Presentation
Final Year Projects:Contact

The principal source you might like to consult is the University of Winchester Business Management Group Final Year Projects Guide

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Other particularly useful books are:

Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2003), Research Methods for Business Students,3rd edition Harlow, Pearson Education Ltd.

Maylor, H. and Blackmon, K. (2005), Researching Business and Management, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan

Bryman, A. and Bell, E, (2003) Business Research Methods,Oxford, Oxford University Press

Fisher, C. (2004) Researching and Writing a Dissertation for Business Students, Harlow, Pearson Education

Highly recommended!

Collis,J. and Hussey, R. (2003), Business Research, Basingstoke, Macmillan

Swetnam,D.(2000),Writing your Dissertation (3rd edition),How To Books, Oxford

Cutts,M.(1999),The Quick Reference Plain English Guide, Oxford University Press,Oxford
A particularly useful (and cheap at 4.99) guide to writing well!

The classic reference to style by William Strunk, Jr. (The Elements of Style) is well worth reading for the avoidance of common mistakes!

Denscombe, M. (1998), The good research guide for small-scale research projects, Buckingham, Open University Press

Hart, M.C. (1993), Survey Design and Analysis using TURBOSTATS, London, Chapman and Hall (out of print but see author!)

Further Links

www.marketingteacher.com is an excellent series of tutorials in marketing concepts

www.soton.ac.uk/~azi/azi.htm is a university department using a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human-animal interactions

The Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) is a freely available Internet service which aims to provide a trusted source of selected, high quality Internet information for students, academics, researchers and practitioners in the social sciences, business and law. You can use the search engine below:
SOSIG
www.learnerassociates.net/dissthes is an excellent practical Guide for graduate students to assist in the crafting, implementing and defending of a graduate school thesis or dissertation.
Authored by S. Joseph Levine, Michigan State University.

www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/thesis.html is directed towards PhD students which also contains useful advice for students at undergraduate and Master's level.

Overcoming Procrastination is dealt with in a short article, crammed with useful advice and made available by the American Psychological Association.

Dissertation Writing Links is a useful page of links provided by David G. Schwartz, University of Nevada.

Liverpool John Moore University's Dissertation webpage is a useful series of links on referencing, critical review of the literature etc. provided for their BA(Hons)Business Studies [PT] students.

Writing Economics Dissertations is a Word file containing excellent advice, written by Vince Daley, Kingston University.

Student Research and Writing Guide written by Gunter Krumme, University of Washington Department of Geography, contains many sources of advice for students on various aspects of writing and researching.

A statement of ethical principles can be found at Statement of Ethical Practice adopted by the British Sociological Association (BSA).

BOLA is Brunel University's Business Open Learning Archive with a host of useful material of interest to Business Studies students.

The website pages devoted to External Learning Resources Links from the University of Kent at Canterbury cover a variety of study issues including General Study Skills, Academic Writing, Reading and Note-taking, Motivation and Critical Thinking, Time Management and Planning. Links are made with resources provided by a world-wide series of university departments.

The University of Newcastle upon Tyne (Chemical and Process Engineering) has an excellent webpage Guidelines and Advice on Project, Dissertation and Thesis Writing with many useful links to follow including links to other writing resources.

See the PostGraduate Student Resources of the Applied Ecology Research Group, University of Canberra for a range of valuable sources of advice for postgraduate students.

An excellent guide to research methods in the social sciences (with particular reference to Tourism Research) is the Research Methods link provided by Richard Joynson, Geography Department, St. Martin's College, Lancaster.

A site containing a wealth of resources on many aspects of student life is the Useful Student Links supplied by Eddie Cottis.

You will also find it useful to consult the Project Web Guide written by Dave Inman at South Bank University, UK.

There is a page of useful links provided by the University of Aberdeen's Computing Science department.

Particularly useful for marketing students but also containing additional help with dissertations is the home page of Stephen Ginns at the Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Polytechnic University.

Creative Research Systems offers a free aid for survey researchers with useful resources including explanation and guidance to statistical procedures.

A very useful site that has been especially written for Business and Management students is Learning Support for Students written by Bob Harris at the University of Wolverhampton

If you are running out of time, you might want to read my own
Do not Panic! document!



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