This second edition guides the readers through effective planning and implementation of the thesis project and offers students in information technology and knowledge systems with the advice they require. The readers-friendly text provides a simple step-by-step help guide to the important thing processes involved utilizing an approach that’s been attempted and tested through the authors over several years.
A brand new chapter on Information-seeking and employ along with a subsection titled Enhance your learning (and grade) happen to be put into strengthen the fabric regarding how to look for relevant literature and how to validate it. Additionally, this comprehensive and simple-to-follow text continues to be fine tuned and updated wherever appropriate.
Features and topics:
• Working on your project proposal
• Developing the issue description
• Presenting and analysing your computer data
• Presenting and protecting your projects
• Preparing the ultimate form of your report
In addition to being an important buy for students in information technology and knowledge systems, this obvious and concise aid also includes plenty of helpful information for supervisors and examiners, including guidelines regarding how to review a thesis project.
“…mandatory studying for those students starting their final year project. Readable, packed with helpful advice and full of to-the-point examples, it covers inside a step-by-step fashion every single aspect that readers may be searching for. Whether you’ve got a bachelor, master or Ph.D thesis in front of you, I highly recommend you initially study this phenomenal text.”
Prof. Dr. Klaus Dittrich, Department of knowledge Technology, College of Zurich, Europe
“This book… presents a really obvious exposition of fundamental research concepts which are frequently assumed and assumed to participate common understanding.
It will likely be very helpful studying for anybody undertaking research.”
Prof. John Fitzgerald, College of Limerick, Ireland
In the reviews:
“The authors wrote a brief book for college students doing final year projects in information technology and knowledge systems. Since the authors come from Norway, the facts from the procedures and expectations will be different far away. However, at the disposal of a discerning readers, this book might be helpful at a number of levels, at the most universites and colleges, as well as in many countries.
The very first portion of the book introduces general concepts associated with final year projects. Chapter 2 describes research and research methods in information technology and knowledge systems. Chapter 3 discusses the roles from the student, the supervisor, and also the examiner. Chapter 4 supplies a very brief summary of the entire process of performing final year projects.
The 2nd and many extensive portion of the book describes chronologically the main stages in the work. Chapter 5 describes the entire process of selecting a topic and creating a formal proposal. Chapter 6 explains how to deal with references within the literature search. Chapter Seven describes the entire process of narrowing the purpose of the work. Chapter 8 covers developing project objectives and selecting methods. Chapter 9 briefly discusses following, or otherwise following, the work objectives. Chapter 10 requires a careful take a look at presenting and analyzing the information.
Chapter 11 discusses drawing your conclusions, evaluating your projects, and identifying future work. Finally, chapter 12 discusses the dental defense.
The 3rd portion of the book includes a group of extra chapters. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discusses the report itself, including both general way of writing and particular citation styles. Chapter 14 turns the tables and examines the examiner’s role. It includes a bibliography, a summary of things to avoid, and a summary of relevant bibliographies available online.
Based on the authors, “How long spent studying a specific source isn’t highly relevant to whether it ought to be discussed inside your analysis.” The authors provide many such helpful suggestions, which, although apparent, may be forgotten within the hurry to create. They suggest studying a journal article within the area of interest to look at the normal structure of the research report. Additionally they suggest writing the abstract last. Additionally, they suggest identifying both good and poor decisions made throughout the research process. Additionally they explain this helpful suggestion: “You are able to get away with being boring, if that which you have to say is well-organized and obvious however, you cannot pull off speaking nonsense simply by being entertaining.”
Concerning the conclusions from the project report, the authors say, “This isn’t time or spot to surprise the passionate readers (this can be a technical report, and never a manuscript in which the least suspected individual is discovered to be the killer in the finish).” Similarly, this book doesn’t have surprises, just well-organized, obvious, and helpful advice.”
by Ann Fleury from Aurora College, Illinois USA.
ACM Computing Reviews, December 2002
“The authors wrote a brief book for college students doing final year projects in information technology and knowledge systems. … Based on the authors, ‘the period of time spent studying a specific source isn’t highly relevant to whether it ought to be discussed inside your analysis.’ The authors provide many such helpful suggestions …. this book has … just well-organized, obvious and helpful advice.” (Ann Fleury, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2002)