An engaging and pragmatic introduction to researching and writing a dissertation for master's level Business students. A dissertation is a substantial part of a master's qualification and students are often daunted by the prospect of embarking on such a sustained piece of academic work. This book takes an extremely practical, skills-based, approach and covers both the research methods themselves and the process of choosing, planning, researching and writing the dissertation. With increased coverage of research ethics, research software and critical theories this new edition is more comprehensive and up-to-date. Recognising areas where students can struggle there is also more on using the internet for research, and on assessing the 'critical weight' of articles and different types of validity.