How to Succeed in Your Social Science Degree
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How to Succeed in Your Social Science Degree by Hilary Arksey
Book Description'As a guide to living and studying at university, this book goes beyond describing basic study skills and instead invites the reader to use ideas from sociology to make sense of the role of being a student, the university as an institution and the professional relationships between students and lecturers. It is written in a style that feels like having a supportive and experienced tutor, who has bags of common sense and has seen hundreds of students through university, talking you through the issues while offering practical advice and wise commentary to help you come to terms with the demands of being a student' - Peter Lunt, Brunel University How do you survive the university experience? What do tutors want? How can you express yourself best in tutorials, seminars, essays and exams? This book takes a clear-eyed approach to the challenges of university life, offers realistic advice and demonstrates how to acquire transferable skills with a view to future employability.All of the basics are here: " How educational performance can be maximized " How to develop powers of expression " How to analyze data " What to do and avoid doing in writing a dissertation " What to do to make sure that university life brings the best employment prospects " What skills and performance impress tutors " What employers want Written in an engaging and no-nonsense style by experienced teachers, the book offers students the perfect one-stop guide to making their university study experience count.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412902267
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hilary Arksey
Interviewing for Social Scientists, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Hilary Arksey
Students at postgraduate, and increasingly at undergraduate, level are required to undertake research projects and interviewing is the most frequently used research method. This book covers all the issues that arise in interview work: theories of interviewing; design; application; and interpretation.
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Author Biography - Hilary Arksey
Hilary Arksey worked in SPRU for many years, building up a reputation in research into informal care and carers needs. She led on this work in the Unit. It took her to many interesting places around the world where her experience and knowledge in this field helped to spread good practice and research collaborations. She retired from SPRU in 2010. Social Policy Research Interests Informal care Carers, disability and employment Qualitative research methods David Harris is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, College of St Mark & St John, Plymouth
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