Surviving Your Dissertation : A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process (3TH)

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Surviving Your Dissertation : A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process (3TH)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 317 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781412916790
  • DDC分類 808.02

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Like the previous editions of this bestselling text, Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, Third Edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks. Using examples from a wide range of disciplines, the authors give readers expert advice on the entire dissertation process: selecting a suitable topic; conducting a literature review; managing data overload; building an argument; presenting the material, data, and results; and working with faculty committees. The entire text has been updated and fresh examples have been added to it. This edition features an up-to-the-minute discussion of online research and the use of software packages. The authors have expanded their coverage of qualitative work, and added information about the use of mixed methods to the book. These updates and more make the Third Edition of Surviving Your Dissertation a must have resource for graduate students. Key Features of the Third Edition: Walks readers through the dissertation process as an ideal mentor would.Devotes more attention to qualitative work, and touches upon mixed methods.Discusses online library resources and completing one's dissertation via the Internet. Features new material on the use of graphics. Includes information about informed consent forms.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
PART I. Getting Started
The Research Process 3 (6)
Selecting a Suitable Topic 9 (14)
Methods of Inquiry: Quantitative and 23 (38)
Qualitative Approaches
PART II. Working With the Content: The
Dissertation Chapters
Literature Review and Statement of the 61 (26)
The Method Chapter: Describing Your 87 (30)
Research Plan
Presenting the Results of Quantitative 117(60)
Presenting the Results of Qualitative 177(18)
Discussion 195(10)
PART III. Working With Process: What You Need
to Know to Make the Dissertation Easier
Overcoming Barriers: Becoming an Expert 205(22)
While Controlling Your Own Destiny
Writing 227(22)
Jody Veroff
How to Complete Your Dissertation Using 249(16)
Online Data Access and Collection
Guidelines for the Presentation of Numbers 265(10)
in the Dissertation
Informed Consent and Other Ethical Concerns 275(18)
References 293(10)
Name Index 303(4)
Subject Index 307(10)
About the Authors 317