Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
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This Libguide provides a systematic guide to the different phases and activities of a master's or doctoral research project and introduces the researcher and research student to relevant Library sources, tools and services offered along the way.
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First steps in research - Maree, K
Call Number: 001.42 FIR
ISBN: 0627026885
Publication Date: 2007
See chapter 1 (The Research Question) p. 1-13

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Getting Your Ph. D. - Harriet Churchill; Teela Sanders
Call Number: 001.30711 CHU
ISBN: 1412919932
Publication Date: 2007-08-25
For topic to research question: p. 17-32.

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How to succeed in your master's and doctoral studies - Mouton, JJ
Call Number: 001.407 MOU
Publication Date: 2001
Selection of a research topic is addressed on p. 30-40

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Research Without Tears from First Idea to Published Output - John Creedy
Call Number: JS Gericke Library Lower Level (001.4 CRE )
ISBN: 1847208347
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
"Selecting a topic" is addressed in chapter 4, p. 55-58.

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The Craft of Research - Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams
Call Number: JS Gericke Library Lower Level (808.066 OCO ) and other locations
ISBN: 0226065669
Publication Date: 2008-04-15
"From topics to questions" is addressed in chapter 3, p. 35-49

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The Postgraduate Research Handbook - Gina Wisker
Call Number: Bellville Park Campus Library (BPK 001.4 WIS ) and other locations
ISBN: 9780230521308
Publication Date: 2007-12-15
Issues related to choosing a topic such as developing research questions or hypotheses for research proposals, are discussed in chapter five (p. 48)

Online resources

The three months thesis blog. How to choose a thesis topic. [Online]. Available: http://3monththesis.com/how-to-choose-a-thesis-topic/

George Mason University Wrting Centre Blog. How to write a research question. [Online]. Available: http://writingcenter.gmu.edu/?p=307

Farrugia, P., Petrisor, B.A., Farrokhyar, F. & Bhandari, M. Research questions, hypotheses and objectives. Canadian Journal of Surgury [Online] 53(4). Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2912019/

Berkeley University Institute of Internation Studies [Online]. Available at: http://iis.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/research%20question.pdf

      
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