The video tutorial below, ‘Starting your research‘, provides useful advice on how to begin your research.
This guide aims to provide an overview of the range of Library resources available to you when researching your dissertation topic. Topics covered include developing effective search strategies and finding scholarly primary and secondary source material.
The module requirements for research projects may have changed since these examples were written. Refer to your module guidelines to make sure that you address all of the current assessment criteria.
Listed below are some of the best examples of research projects and dissertations from undergraduate and taught postgraduate students at the University of Leeds
The English Research Dissertation provides an opportunity for you to complete an in-depth research project within any aspect of the discipline of English Studies as it is taught at Queen Mary. You will be encouraged to pursue your own intellectual interests and supported in designing a project proposal via weekly workshops at the start of your final year. You will then engage in self-led research directed towards the completion of an assessed 10,000 word dissertation. Each student will be supervised in this undertaking from the mid-point of Semester A onwards by an identified member of the academic staff.
What does the word ‘debate’ imply? A discussion involving different points of view or sets of ideas. A dissertation will therefore not only examine a subject but will review different points of view about that subject.
Another useful clue is found in the Latin origin of the word – dissertation comes from a Latin word ‘dissertare’ = ‘to debate’.