What do I need to do to write a literature, context or systematic review? How do I explain my research methods and write up my findings? Help! How do I prepare for a viva? This essential handbook carefully guides the student through the entire dissertation process from start to finish, offering clear, straightforward and practical advice. Biggam uses clear illustrations of what students should do- or not do - to reach their full potential, helping them to succeed with their dissertation and avoid common pitfalls along the way. Thoroughly updated, this popular book takes the student from research proposal, through literature reviews, research methods, and writing up, referencing and avoiding plagiarism, through to submission and marking, featuring: • New chapter on ‘Introducing the Master’s Dissertation’ focusing on the skills you need to succeed • New material on Contextual Review for computer science, art and performance art students • Updated material on the benefits of using university library databases and social media in research • Expanded advice on the emotional journey and where to find assistance and support • New Research Methods chapter for art, drama and computer science students This is key reading for any social science, business, humanities or healthcare student required to complete a dissertation as part of their studies. It will also prove useful for undergraduate students considering postgraduate studies and for supervisors facilitating dissertation supervision. "This book is a really excellent and friendly guide through the Master’s dissertation process. It is clearly and engagingly written and easily understandable to a student. It also guides students gently from a general understanding in the first chapter, down to a significant level of detail in each subsequent chapter with worked examples and relevant practical tips. It also usefully highlights common mistakes. The book presents a realistic view of undertaking a Master’s degree, presenting the generic skills needed for success and acknowledging that life outside the dissertation is complex, messy, and can sometimes get in the way! It is particularly useful and relevant to my students as, unlike many other books on this topic, it does not ignore practice-based forms of research, in fact the book includes a substantial chapter on practice-as-research in the creative disciplines. This chapter includes software alongside creative arts and is therefore particularly suitable for inter- or multi-disciplinary postgraduates using technology to enhance their existing understanding of a subject (or their practice) through research. I also really like the fact that the chapter on Abstracts is at the end (where it belongs!) and that students are explicitly told to write it last – no matter how many times I tell my students this, it is a common and recurring mistake!" Daisy Abbott, School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art, UK "The dissertation component of a Master’s programme can be very daunting for students. In this book John Biggam demystifies both the concept, and process of a dissertation. Biggam clearly explains the different parts of a dissertation, and offers a pragmatic structure which can be used by students to help frame their ideas. Also, the guidance given in the book is written in a reassuring tone which is never patronising. The summary on good practise in dissertation writing should be particularly useful during the planning stage, and as a final check for students." Dr Donna Murray SFHEA, Head of Taught Student Development, Institute for Academic Development, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Learn to Paint Figures and Portraits via Oil Painting Demonstrations
Author: Rachel Shirley
Publisher: Rachel Shirley
Find step by step demonstrations on oil painting portraits and figures. The colour of skin has a reputation of being a difficult colour to paint. This oil painting guidebook aims to break down this seemingly difficult subject matter into manageable pieces. Within you will find 10 step-by-step instructions on completing figure paintings in oil from old masters. Leaving no stone unturned, painting skin tones effectively would seem more achievable. Each demonstration comprises an overview of a particular oil painting technique to be explored, in depth step-by-step instructions and (on average) 28 images in progress. The old masters featured are Da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Gauguin, Ingres, Courbet, Rubens and Cezanne. Techniques explored include sfumato, sgraffito, cangiante, scumbling, impasto, glazing, grisaille effects and more. As well as these demonstrations a concluding section offers guidance on the art materials required. Preparing for oil painting, a personal view of rendering skin tones, a troubleshooting guide and a glossary are also included. It must be noted, that this book does not explain the old masters’ method in painting processes such as grinding pigments or the traditional way of underpainting. Contemporary art materials and modified art techniques have been used to make these projects inclusive. These features make this book an invaluable guide for the beginner as well as the developing artist wishing to explore oil painting. Dimensions of large edition: 10x8in and 118 pages. A further 10 projects on painting skin tones from old masters can be found in ‘Portrait Painting in Oil: 10 Step by Step Guides from Old Masters.’ Artists featured include: Botticelli, Delacroix, Gauguin, Velazquez, Wright of Derby, Jacques-Louis David, Rossetti and Vermeer. A mini ebook, ‘Oil Painting the Mona Lisa in Sfumato: a Portrait Painting Challenge in 48 Steps’ outlines one of the demonstrations within this book, due this project’s lengthy process. With extra features.
Learn to Paint Portraits via Detailed Oil Painting Demonstrations
Author: Rachel Shirley
Publisher: Rachel Shirley
Learn oil painting techniques for portraiture including skin colours, hair and eyes from this step by step art book. Portraiture would seem an art form reserved for the most intrepid and experienced of artists. Now with large images for tablets, this oil painting step-by-step guidebook for beginners to intermediate aims to break down this seemingly exacting subject matter into manageable pieces. Within you will find step-by-step instructions on completing 10 portraits from old masters in oil. Leaving no stone unturned, portrait painting would seem more possible. Each demonstration comprises an overview of a particular oil painting technique to be explored, in-depth step-by-step instructions and (on average) 16 images in progress. The artists featured include Botticelli, Delacroix, Gauguin, Velazquez, Wright of Derby, Jacques-Louis David, Rossetti and Vermeer. An additional demonstration features a modern-day portrait. Subjects of various ages, sexes and ethnicity help the developing portraitist get to grips with portraying most skin types in painting. As well as these demonstrations, preliminary sections offer guidance on the art materials required, preparing for oil painting and a personal view of portrait painting. At the back of this book can be found remedial techniques for portraiture, a troubleshooting guide and a glossary. These features make this book an invaluable guide for the beginner wishing to build confidence as well as the developing portraitist. My other book, 'Skin Tones in Oil: 10 Step by Step Guides from Old Masters' similarly explores portraiture but also the figure. Additional oil painting techniques are explained via the source material of artists including Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rubens. A troubleshooting guide for the portraitist is also available. 'Why do my Skin Tones Look Lifeless Plus 25 Solutions to Other Portrait Painting Peeves' helps with common problems such as mixing skin tones, hair, eyes and shadows plus much more. Dimensions of large edition: 10x8in and 96 pages. The author has a Bachelor’s degree from Kingston University and a PCET teaching qualification from Warwick.
Introduces aspects on security threats and their countermeasures in both fixed and wireless networks, advising on how countermeasures can provide secure communication infrastructures. Enables the reader to understand the risks of inappropriate network security, what mechanisms and protocols can be deployed to counter these risks, and how these mechanisms and protocols work.
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