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Undergraduate Dissertations in Economics A Practical Guide Peter Smith University of Southampton.

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1 Undergraduate Dissertations in Economics A Practical Guide Peter Smith University of Southampton

2 A recent addition to The Handbook for Economics Lecturers The UK experience The dissertation life-cycle Is there an alternative?

3 The UK experience An survey of UK Economics Departments Dissertations part of the majority of UG programmes in the responding Departments Some significant differences in organisation, but some common issues compulsory for all? coping with large numbers managing the supervision process dealing with academic integrity

4 The life cycle Laying the foundations Topic selection Early practicalities (risk assessment, ethics, etc.) Supervision Progress monitoring/time management Data issues Content and structure Submission Assessment Academic integrity


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