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Dec 30, 2011

A rather depressing title to this podcast, but it is important to acknowledge the characteristics of poor research projects that may fail.  Tara discusses the signs of research flaws, problems and issues and how students can correct these before submission.


Dec 30, 2011

When the research, writing and editing cycles are complete, students - quite rightly - feel that it is time to relax.  However the key moment is still in front of them.  Preparing the document for submission is crucial to a successful examination.  Tara provides a checklist for students to deploy, to ensure that the...


Dec 30, 2011

The relief is real when the first draft of a research project is completed.  However the marks - and the high grades - are given to the best edited and drafted documents.  Polish creates excellence.  Tara explores this difficult, time consuming and stressful stage of a research project, showing what examiners are...


Dec 30, 2011

Too often the phrase 'writing up' is used as a self evident and self explanatory phrase in research projects.  Yet writing, researching and thinking are tethered in complex and intricate ways.  Tara explores the writing 'stage' in research and shows that it is not a 'stage' at all, but a continual cycle of reflection...


Dec 30, 2011

The online environment has opened incredible opportunities to research students. Yet how is this plurality of information and platform managed in current research projects?  Tara explains - from the perspective of a supervisor and examiner - what is expected from a research bibliography in the 2010s.