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Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster

Author : E. Alana James
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A doctoral dissertation is arguably the most important journey that students will embark upon in their professional careers, so smart travelers will want E. Alana James and Tracesea H. Slater’s Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster: A Proven Map to Success at their fingertips. James and Slater identify the key places and challenges that create extra stress during the dissertation process, and offer effective strategies and tools to address those challenges and ensure academic success. Their map walks readers through each step of the process, including: • determining the research topic, • choosing appropriate methods, • turning a hypothesis into a study, • completing a literature review, • writing and defending a proposal, • collecting and analyzing data, • writing up the study, and • ultimately defending the dissertation. Building on years of experience with doctoral students, the authors provide a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool that encourages student reflection; includes student stories, hints, and writing tips; and provides end-of-chapter checklists and ideas for incorporating social media. With the proven techniques and guidance of this indispensable and applied book, doctoral students will finish their thesis or dissertation—faster!

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

Author : Joan Bolker
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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

Author : Rita S. Brause
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Increasing numbers of adults are enroling in doctoral programmes, but their earlier college lives often do not prepare them for the rules of the academic game. Many have no idea what a dissertation looks like, how it gets that way, or what options are available to them. This book is a practical guide for students who need help in progressing from the decision to write a dissertation to the planning, writing and defending of it. It includes samples of proposals and dissertations that have been accepted and data drawn from a number of sources, including focus groups with doctoral students and graduates and responses to an open-ended questionnaire from doctoral students across the United States.

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

Author : David Sternberg
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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps" -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much more

Authoring a Ph D

Author : Patrick Dunleavy
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This title examines the development of creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from your plans, upgrading your text, and finishing your PhD thesis speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting your work published.

Writing the Doctoral Dissertation

Author : Gordon Bitter Davis
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Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

Author : Rita S. Brause
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Increasing numbers of adults are enroling in doctoral programmes, but their earlier college lives often do not prepare them for the rules of the academic game. Many have no idea what a dissertation looks like, how it gets that way, or what options are available to them. This book is a practical guide for students who need help in progressing from the decision to write a dissertation to the planning, writing and defending of it. It includes samples of proposals and dissertations that have been accepted and data drawn from a number of sources, including focus groups with doctoral students and graduates and responses to an open-ended questionnaire from doctoral students across the United States.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster

Author : E. Alana James
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A doctoral dissertation is arguably the most important journey that students will embark upon in their professional careers, so smart travelers will want E. Alana James and Tracesea H. Slater’s Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster: A Proven Map to Success at their fingertips. James and Slater identify the key places and challenges that create extra stress during the dissertation process, and offer effective strategies and tools to address those challenges and ensure academic success. Their map walks readers through each step of the process, including: • determining the research topic, • choosing appropriate methods, • turning a hypothesis into a study, • completing a literature review, • writing and defending a proposal, • collecting and analyzing data, • writing up the study, and • ultimately defending the dissertation. Building on years of experience with doctoral students, the authors provide a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool that encourages student reflection; includes student stories, hints, and writing tips; and provides end-of-chapter checklists and ideas for incorporating social media. With the proven techniques and guidance of this indispensable and applied book, doctoral students will finish their thesis or dissertation—faster!

Writing Your Thesis

Author : Paul Oliver
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'Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.' - Professor Goeffrey Elliott, University of Worcester 'Paul's book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.' - Dr Scott Buckler, University of Worcester Based on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished Masters or PhD thesis or dissertation. Fully up-to-date with current HEFCE/other EU requirements, the book sets out a template for you to follow, including planning and preparation, theoretical perspectives, publishing preliminary findings, and preparing for the viva. This edition contains: Examples of common mistakes and how you can avoid them Discussions of artefacts such as creative work Research-focused content A section on the relationship with your supervisor Information on online and digital work, so you are up to date with the latest developments in thesis writing. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

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Completing Your Doctoral Dissertation Master s Thesis in Two Semesters or Less

Author : Evelyn Hunt Ogden
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A long-term bestseller, this book is a pragmatic step-by-step guide to completing you dissertation or thesis during two semesters, in fifty workdays or less. It covers advisor and topic selection, proposal development, data collection and organization, available assistance, writing, and defense. The author demystifies the process and provides you with essential guidance through the rites of passage that are an integral part of completing your degree.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation Or Thesis Faster

Author : E. Alana James
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This book gives the doctoral candidate a comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow, map through the dissertation process. The authors' goals are to help students finish their degree faster. Pragmatic in its intents and writing, the treatment of the topic is practical, building on years of expertise as to what causes the dissertation process to stall or fail. While a restatement of existing knowledge, the format takes the material forward, utilizing tools such as student reflection, discussion of how to incorporate social media, and ancillary materials provided for professors, to forward these outcomes. This book will be a solid mapped introduction to the five chapter dissertation process.

Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation

Author : Steven R. Terrell
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This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis. Of special utility, end-of-chapter exercises serve as building blocks for developing a full draft of an original proposal. Numerous case study examples are drawn from across the social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Appendices present an exemplary proposal written three ways to encompass quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs. User-Friendly Features *"Let's Start Writing" exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft. *"Do You Understand?" checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary. *End-of-chapter quizzes with answers. *Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems. *Sample proposal with three variants of the methods chapter: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

Author : Rita Susan Brause
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Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation

Author : Randy L. Joyner
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The classic step-by-step guide to thesis and dissertation success, fully updated for 2018. From research to defense, a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation is a major undertaking. Since 1998, this book has been the go-to resource for scholars seeking guidance at every phase of the process. This revised and updated fourth edition is the most comprehensive guide yet to researching, writing, and publishing a successful thesis or dissertation. It includes: Insights on leveraging new technologies to maximize work efficiency. Current case studies demonstrating the book’s teachings. Tested principles of effective planning, an engaging writing style, defense preparation, and more.

Obsessed with the Doctoral Theses

Author : Kaarina Määttä
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After having supervised the 30th doctoral thesis at the University of Lapland, Finland, Professor Kaarina Määttä invited the doctoral graduates and their circle of acquaintances to talk about their experiences of the process of writing a doctoral thesis and their opinions on good supervision and support. What did the dissertation process give and demand? Those who can answer this question are the ones who have defended their doctoral theses as well as the candidates’ spouses and professionals in the scientific community. This book introduces explicitly all the phases of graduating as a doctor, reveals the personal matters concerning doctoral theses, and concretizes the pedagogy of supervising doctoral theses. This book is aimed at doctoral students and their professors as well as everyone who is somehow connected to the dissertation process. The aim of this anthology is to support prospective doctoral students and their supervisors in their dissertation processes.

How Finish Your Dissertation in Six Months or Less Even if You Don t Know What to Write

Author : Scott Rank
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It is possible to finish your thesis in 6 months, even if you don’t know what to write or haven’t finished your research. In this short ebook, Scott Rank distills the principles that helped him go from crippling writer’s block to writing 500-1000 words a day. In this book you will learn the following: A simple daily habit that will help you start writing your dissertation How to make it impossible not to write everyday How to write even if all your research isn’t finished How to get the most out of your advisor meetings How to get your friends actively help you finish, even if they aren’t academics.

Writing the Winning Thesis Or Dissertation

Author : Allan A. Glatthorn
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Updated Edition of Bestseller! The classic for masters and doctoral students--newly revised and updated! Writing your masters thesis or doctoral dissertation can be a daunting task. Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation, Second Edition demystifies the process, helping you prepare your scholarly work. This experience-based, practical book takes you through the process one step at a time! Newly revised and updated, this edition uses a step-by-step approach, providing specific models and examples that will take you through the complex writing process. Included are chapters on: Laying the groundwork for the thesis or dissertation Organizing and scheduling your work Peer collaboration Using technology Developing and defending your work Conducting quality research and writing a winning report Defending and publishing your dissertation Solving problems throughout the dissertation process This excellentresource, used in its first edition by tens of thousands of students, will provide you with clear direction for structuring a winning thesis or dissertation.

Before the Dissertation

Author : Christine Pearson Casanave
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“This very readable book is what every graduate student needs as they start their program. I wish my own MA and PhD students, during my 40 years of supervising, could have been demystified by having Casanave's 'textual mentor' as a companion." --Merrill Swain, Professor Emerita, OISE, University of Toronto “Before the Dissertation is an insightful, relevant, and accessible resource for doctoral students at any stage. Full of reflections and advice not found in other books, it serves as an indispensable guide for students and their supervisors. And the dispelling of myths is a superb idea!” --Robert Kohls, PhD candidate, University of Toronto Unlike other books on doctoral dissertation writing, Before the Dissertation is designed for students in the social sciences who are still in the early stages of doctoral study or for master's-level students considering entering doctoral programs. It addresses concerns pertinent to both first and second language users of English. It focuses on purposes for doctoral dissertation writing, topic choice and development, choosing and working with advisers, reading and informal writing, and quality-of-life issues. Faculty advisers who wish to reduce student attrition are also urged to read this book and to work with students at early stages of dissertation projects. Each of the nine chapters begins with a common myth about advanced academic work that is then dispelled. The chapters also pose questions that connect issues directly with individual readers so as to help them make sensible decisions about their doctoral work. The book could be used in graduate classes on issues in doctoral study or dissertation planning, and it can be a companion (textual mentor) to individual students who wish to reflect on their decision to pursue doctoral study/doctoral project. This book may also help instructors and advisers understand the kinds of obstacles faced by students that tend to impede or halt progress.

How to Write Your MBA Thesis

Author : Stephanie Jones
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Leadership, change, responsibility. There is a reason these topics always seem to occur in unison - because they are inextricably linked to one another, both in theory and in practice.Strong, effective leadership is becoming increasingly important because of the challenges that arise in all aspects of work and life - these challenges are often characterized by change or the need for change, which in turn creates a sense of responsibility.This thoroughly researched volume brings together the collected wisdom of a number of experts to present readers with the most recent research and cutting-edge insights into this increasingly important area.