Developing Scientific Thinking and Research Skills through the Research Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract

For doctoral students, master’s students and final year undergraduates (referred to throughout as research students), the final assessment is usually a dissertation or thesis. The product is an end in itself with assessable merits; however, it also stands as a proxy to indicate a range of higher order thinking, changes related to how the candidate sees themselves in the world, practical skills and actualisation, which all are part of scientific thinking. At the outset of a research journey, the range of challenges, developments, changes and achievements are rarely discussed, nor is there always explicit support for tackling them successfully. I suggest a model of four quadrants (see Figure 9.1) of interlinked higher order research-related skills, explored and discussed here.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment of Scientific Thinking in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationThe Role of Research Skills and Evidence-Based Thinking
EditorsKieran Ballou, Mari Murtonnen
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Apr 2019

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Keywords

  • undergraduate
  • research
  • supervision
  • writing

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Wisker, G. (Accepted/In press). Developing Scientific Thinking and Research Skills through the Research Thesis or Dissertation. In K. Ballou, & M. Murtonnen (Eds.), Development of Scientific Thinking in Higher Education: The Role of Research Skills and Evidence-Based Thinking London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Wisker, Gina. / Developing Scientific Thinking and Research Skills through the Research Thesis or Dissertation. Development of Scientific Thinking in Higher Education: The Role of Research Skills and Evidence-Based Thinking. editor / Kieran Ballou ; Mari Murtonnen. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
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Development of Scientific Thinking in Higher Education: The Role of Research Skills and Evidence-Based Thinking. ed. / Kieran Ballou; Mari Murtonnen. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

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Wisker G. Developing Scientific Thinking and Research Skills through the Research Thesis or Dissertation. In Ballou K, Murtonnen M, editors, Development of Scientific Thinking in Higher Education: The Role of Research Skills and Evidence-Based Thinking. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2019