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Chapter 12 Writing Up Your Research Project

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-51-7-2784


Published: September 2015

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Published in: Research Methods for Business and Management 2nd edn

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-51-7-2735



The purpose of this chapter is to highlight a few key points about the process of writing up a dissertation or other research project, as distinct from the process of doing the research itself, and offer some advice on writing effectively. Though obviously interrelated, it is worth teasing these two tasks apart since it can make the whole process more productive. The chapter begins with a look at mapping out your writing, before offering suggestions on how to find your focus and maintain it. The chapter then looks at overcoming writer’s block, rewriting and editing, and the use of technology. This is followed by a series of writing tips, before the chapter concludes with some practical advice on the relationship between you and your supervisor.

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  • Robert MacIntosh, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Thomas Farrington, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • John Sanders, Heriot-Watt University (Author)

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MacIntosh, R., Farrington, T. & Sanders, J. (2015) "Chapter 12 Writing Up Your Research Project" In: O'Gorman, K.D. & MacIntosh, R. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-51-7-2784


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