A Gentle Guide to Research Methods by Gordon Rugg, Marian Petre

By Gordon Rugg, Marian Petre

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You are expecting to see coursework which reflects this hard-won knowledge, and you have a neatly tabulated marking scheme which allocates marks to each topic which they mention. You pick up the first coursework, and you are confronted with a page of clear, simple English, telling you true and relevant things that any intelligent person on the street would know, but failing utterly to mention any of the specialist knowledge that is the whole point of the module. What evidence do you have that this person has learned anything at all on the module?

If you’re not sure what constitutes blood in the water for your discipline, then it’s advisable to find out as soon as possible. ’ 23 could cause you unnecessary grief and woe. Usually this happens because you inadvertently do something that makes you look like one of these enemies, and which then smears you by association. The rest of this section contains some remarks about potential enemies and about how to differentiate yourself from them. Your enemies As usual, those who share the same belief that downloading a batch of dubious articles off the internet and then doing a questionnaire survey will constitute a hot piece of research.

If you’re confronted by the Approved List, and none of them really suit you, then you may choose to use some low cunning; if there’s an element of choice, then the situation is more straightforward. We’ll deal with the straightforward case first, and come back to low cunning later. Before that, though, some words of hope and warning. Some projects have the potential to be turned into commercial products which will make the worthy student rich. This might sound like a glittering prospect, and it is.

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