Leeds University Library

PIED3750
Module Reading List

Dissertation, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Dr. Jack Holland
J.Holland@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The most relevant skills literature for each stage of your dissertation is linked to the sessions below. You will get far with  The Final Chapter  http://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/finalchapter  and Blaxter, L. , C. Hughes and M. Tight (2010) How to Research , 4th edition. Maidenhead: Open University

POLIS Lecture 1

Topic: What is expected?

Recommended Reading:

Cottrell, S. (2008) Chapter 6, p111-128 in The Study Skills Handbook third edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian

Dolowitz, D., Buckler, S. & Sweeney, F. (2008). Researching online . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Gash, S. (2000) Effective literature searching for research , Aldershot, Gower

Grix, J. & Watkins, G. (2010). Information skills : finding and using the right resources . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan..

Smith, K. Todd, M. Waldeman, J. (2009) Chapter 4. ‘Literature searching’ in Doing your undergraduate social science dissertation . London: Routledge

http://www.informs.intute.ac.uk/informs_perl/page.pl? action=init&render=inhale&unit=1726&page=1&folio=32&id=0000006c8211f48a48a25de36b0f812a

http://skills.library.leeds.ac.uk/topic_searching_information.php

POLIS Lecture 2

Topic: Getting started – Critical Thinking & Group meetings with supervisors

Recommended Reading:

Buzan, T. (2009) 11th edition. The speed reading book : BBC ACTIVE

Cottrell, S. (2008) Chapter 12 ‘Critical analytical thinking’ and chapter 13: ‘ Memory’ in The Study Skills Handbook third edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian

Cottrell, S. (2005) Critical Thinking Skills , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Swetnam, D. (2004) Third edition. Chapter 1: ‘Before you start’, chapter 2 ‘what is involved? ’ in Writing your Dissertation (guide to planning, preparing and presenting first class work), Oxford: Howtobooks

POLIS lecture 3 & Separate Library Workshop

Topic : Planning your dissertation

Recommended Reading:

Cottrell, S. (2005) Critical Thinking Skills Developing Effective analysis and Argument , Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillian

Walliman, N. (2004) Chapter 9: ‘how can I manage all the notes’ and chapter 10: ‘why do I need arguments? ’ in Your undergraduate dissertation : the essential guide for success , London, Sage

Swetnam, D. (2004) Writing your Dissertation (guide to planning, preparing and presenting first class work) Third edition. Chapter 1: ‘Before you start’, chapter 2 ‘what is involved? ’, Chapter 3 in Writing your Dissertation , Oxford: Howtobooks

http://skills.library.leeds.ac.uk/reading/bbflash/annotate/annotate_ver2.html

http://www.socscidiss.bham.ac.uk/s4.html

POLIS lecture 4

Topic: Writing your dissertation

Recommended Reading:

Cottrell, S. (2008) Chapter 11 ‘Projects, dissertations, reports and case studies’ in The Study Skills Handbook third edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian

Smith, K. Todd, M. Waldeman, J. (2009) Doing your undergraduate social science dissertation . London: Routledge

Swetnam, D. (2004) Third edition. Chapter 5 ‘Down to Details? ’ in Writing your Dissertation , Oxford: Howtobooks

Walliman, N. (2004) Your undergraduate dissertation : the essential guide for success . London: Sage

http://education.exeter.ac.uk/dll/studyskills/note_taking_activities.htm

http://skills.library.leeds.ac.uk/topic_literature_review.php

POLIS lecture 5

Topic: Writing critically and finding your academic voice

Recommended Reading:

Smith, K. Todd, M. Waldeman, J. (2009) Doing your undergraduate social science dissertation . London: Routledge

Walliman, N. (2004) Chapter 9 ‘How can I manage All The Notes’ and chapter 10 ‘Why Do I Need Arguments? ’ in Your undergraduate dissertation : the essential guide for success . London: Sage 

http://skills.library.leeds.ac.uk/topic_writing_skills.php

This list was last updated on 02/09/2015