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xv, 462 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Part I: Research and writing. What research is and how researchers think about it
  • Defining a project: topic, question, problem, working hypothesis
  • Finding useful sources
  • Engaging your sources
  • Constructing your argument
  • Planning a first draft
  • Drafting your paper
  • Presenting evidence in tables and figures
  • Revising your draft
  • Writing your final introduction and conclusion
  • Revising sentences
  • Learning from comments on your paper
  • Presenting research in alternative forums
  • On the spirit of research
  • Source citation. General introduction to citation practices
  • Notes-bibliography style: the basic form
  • Notes-bibliography style: citing specific types of sources
  • Author-date style: the basic form
  • Author-date style: citing specific types of sources
  • Part III: Style. Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Names, special terms, and titles of works
  • Numbers
  • Abbreviations
  • Quotations
  • Tables and figures
  • Appendix: paper format and submission.
When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today's students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations--also known as "Turabian"--remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago's two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226494425 20180416
Green Library
PWR-1LC-01, PWR-1LC-01
1 online resource.
  • The Doctoral Dissertation
  • Staying Well Throughout the Dissertation Process
  • Selecting the Dissertation Committee and Narrowing Down the Topic
  • Writing a Proposal
  • The Literature Review
  • Creating the Problem Statement, Purpose Statement, and Research Questions
  • Research Methodology and Ethics
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Presenting and Discussing the Results
  • Preparing for the Defense
  • Disseminating the Project to the Professional Community.
"This engaging book not only offers step-by-step guidance on planning, writing, and defending a dissertation but also helps create a beginning-to-end process that is meaningful, rewarding, and exciting. Each chapter answers commonly asked questions, contains a checklist for each part of the dissertation, provides a summary of key points, and lists additional resources. Topics addressed include tips for staying motivated, time management, and self-care; selecting a dissertation committee and narrowing down the topic; writing a proposal; preparing the literature review; creating the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions; understanding research methodology and ethics; collecting and analyzing data; presenting results; and best of all-publishing a dissertation" -- From the publisher.
1 online resource (xx, 145 pages)
xiii, 282 pages ; 27 cm
  • 1. Developing the Problem Statement for Your Dissertation Proposal :
  • Introduction
  • The Doctoral Experience
  • The Problem Is the Problem
  • Finding a Good Research Problem
  • Characteristics of a Good Problem
  • Writing the Problem Statement
  • The Problem Statement as Part of a Dissertation Proposal
  • Summary of Chapter One
  • Do You Understand These Key Words and Phrases?
  • Let's Start Writing Our Own Proposal
  • 2. Writing Purpose Statements, Research Questions, and Hypotheses :
  • Introduction
  • The Quantitative Purpose Statement
  • Purpose Statements for Qualitative Studies
  • Defining and Describing a Research Question
  • The Methodological Point of Departure
  • Research Questions Will Ultimately Lead to the Study's Research Method
  • Getting Back to Stating Our Research Question
  • A Word of Caution!
  • Putting It Together: Problem Statements, Purpose Statements, and Research Questions
  • Problem Statements, Purpose Statements, and Research Questions in the Literature
  • Stating Hypotheses for Your Research Study
  • An Example of Stating Our Hypotheses
  • Understanding the Four Basic Rules for Hypotheses
  • The Direction of Hypotheses
  • Hypotheses Must Be Testable via the Collection and Analysis of Data
  • Research versus Null Hypotheses
  • All Hypotheses Must Include the Word "Significant"
  • Other Parts of Chapter 1 of the Dissertation
  • Summary of Chapter Two
  • Do You Understand These Key Words and Phrases?
  • Review Questions
  • Progress Check for Chapter 1 of the Dissertation Proposal: The Introduction
  • Let's Continue Writing Our Own Dissertation Proposal
  • 3. Writing the Review of Literature for Your Study :
  • Introduction
  • What Is a Review of Literature and What Is Its Purpose?
  • There Isn't a Magic Formula for Writing a Review of Literature
  • Phase 1. Getting Ready to Write a Review of Literature
  • Phase 2. Writing the Review of Literature
  • Summary of Chapter Three
  • Do You Understand These Key Words and Phrases?
  • Review Questions
  • Progress Check for Chapter 3 of the Dissertation Proposal: The Review of Literature
  • Let's Continue Writing Our Own Dissertation Proposal
  • 4. The First Part of Your Dissertation Research Method :
  • Introduction
  • Philosophy 101
  • The Research Paradigm
  • Nonrandom (Nonprobabalistic) Sampling
  • Identifying the Population and a Sample for Your Study
  • Summary of the Sampling Process
  • Data Collection Instruments
  • Instruments for Quantitative Research
  • Instruments for Qualitative Research
  • Reliability and Validity
  • Plans for Data Analysis
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Plans for Presenting the Results
  • Summary of Your Proposal
  • Summary of Chapter Four: The First Part of Your Dissertation Research Method
  • Do You Understand These Key Words and Phrases?
  • Review Questions
  • 5. Quantitative Research Methods :
  • Introduction
  • Different Types of Data
  • Quantitative Research Designs
  • Survey Research
  • Correlational Research
  • Causal-Comparative Research
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Experimental Research
  • The Validity of Your Study
  • Threats to the Internal Validity of Your Study
  • Threats to the External Validity of Your Study
  • Experimental Research Designs
  • Preexperimental Designs
  • Quasi-Experimental Designs
  • Experimental Designs
  • Putting This All Together for the Quantitative Dissertation Proposal
  • Chapter 3 of a Quantitative Dissertation Proposal
  • Our First Example of Chapter 3 of a Proposal
  • Summary of Chapter Five
  • Do You Understand These Key Words and Phrases?
  • Review Questions
  • Progress Check for Chapter 3 of a Quantitative Dissertation Proposal
  • Let's Continue Writing Our Own Dissertation Proposal
  • Appendix 5.1. Example of a Descriptive Research Study
  • Appendix 5.2. Example of a Correlational Research Study
  • Appendix 5.3. Example of a Quasi-Experimental Research Study
  • Appendix 5.4. Example of an Experimental Research Study
  • Appendix 5.5. Threats to the Validity of an Experimental Study
  • 6. Qualitative Research Methods :
  • Introduction
  • An Overview of Qualitative Methodologies
  • The Role of the Researcher
  • The Format of a Qualitative Dissertation Proposal
  • Chapter 1 of a Qualitative Dissertation Proposal: The Introduction
  • Chapter 3 of a Qualitative Dissertation Proposal: Research Methods
  • Choosing the Right Qualitative Research Method
  • Participants and Sampling
  • Instruments
  • Research Procedures
  • Plans for Data Analysis
  • The Validity and Reliability of a Qualitative Study
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Plans for Presenting the Results
  • Summary
  • Summary of Chapter Six
  • Do You Understand These Key Words and Phrases?
  • Review Questions
  • Progress Check for Chapter 3 of a Qualitative Dissertation Proposal
  • Let's Continue Writing Our Own Dissertation Proposal
  • Appendix 6.1. Narrative Study Procedures: The Case of the Unfortunate Departure
  • Appendix 6.2. Phenomenological Study Procedures: The Case of Sending Your Child to Safety
  • Appendix 6.3. Ethnographic Study Procedures: The Case of Climbing the Mountain
  • Appendix 6.4. Case Study Procedures: The Case of the Standardized Test
  • Appendix 6.5. Grounded Theory Procedures: The Case of Homelessness
  • Appendix 6.6. Content Analysis Procedures: The Case of the Eye Witness
  • 7. Mixed Methods Research Designs :
  • Introduction
  • An Overview of Mixed Methods Research
  • The Format of a Mixed Methods Proposal
  • Chapter 1 of a Mixed Methods Study: The Introduction
  • Background, Statement of the Problem, and Significance of the Study
  • The Central Purpose of the Study
  • Research Questions
  • Hypotheses for Mixed Methods Studies
  • Chapter 2 of a Mixed Methods Dissertation Proposal: The Review of Literature
  • Chapter 3 of a Mixed Methods Dissertation Proposal: Research Methods
  • The Mixed Methods Paradigm
  • Research Design
  • The Three Major Mixed Methods Designs
  • Participants and Sampling
  • Instruments
  • Research Procedures
  • Plans for Data Analysis
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Plans for Presenting the Results
  • Summary of Chapter Seven
  • Do You Understand These Key Words and Phrases?
  • Review Questions
  • Progress Check for Chapter 3 of a Mixed Methods Dissertation Proposal: The Research Methods
  • Appendix 7.1. Sequential Explanatory Design: The Case of the Tutors
  • Appendix 7.2. Sequential Exploratory Design: The Case of the Academies
  • Appendix 7.3. Convergent Design: The Case of Calling It In
  • Epilogue: Have We Accomplished What We Set Out to Do?
  • Appendix A. Progress Check for Chapter 1 of a Dissertation Proposal: The Introduction
  • Appendix B. Progress Check for Chapter 2 of a Dissertation Proposal: The Review of Literature
  • Appendix C. Progress Check for Chapter 3 of a Quantitative Dissertation Proposal
  • Appendix D. Progress Check for Chapter 3 of a Qualitative Dissertation Proposal
  • Appendix E. Progress Check for Chapter 3 of a Mixed Methods Dissertation Proposal.
"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. Pedagogical 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (385 pages) : illustrations
This is a handbook for writing research papers, BA and other projects, theses, essays etc. in Danish higher education. The book is written for students who must independently formulate a research question and search for literature for their research papers: - Bachelor theses - Research papers - projects at all levels of project oriented education -- Master and diploma theses. The book includes numerous annotated examples of good papers from a great number of university educations and professional bachelor programmes. The books view is that the research paper is a genre that cuts across fields and disciplines. This genre has five fundamental guiding elements which can be illustrated by the pentagon model: 1 - Research question; 2 - Purpose; 3 - Data, materials and phenomena; 4 - Theories, concepts and methods; 5 - Research design. The book includes activities along with explanations: How do you write a good paper? Forms for all activities can be found on: samfundslitteratur.dk/thegoodpaper. By using these forms and adjusting them to their own use, students will gain a good and methodical start to their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788759317907 20160802
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
1 online resource. Digital: text file.
  • Front Cover; Milestone Moments in Getting your PhD in Qualitative Research; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the authors; Introduction ; The purpose of this book; Level; Organization; How to use this book; Part One: Establishing the basis for the PhD ; Chapter 1: Milestone 1: Clearing the decks; Reasons for not doing your PhD; What research is; What your thesis is; Putting the proposal together; Getting the question; Concepts to be engaged; Theory; Data; Information; Knowledge; Positioning yourself as the researcher; Negotiating the supervisor; The words used.
  • Suggested readingConclusion; Chapter 2: Milestone 2: The confirmation or defense of candidature; Designing the research; Paradigm; Qualitative researcher; Taking up the qualitative; Literature review; Methodology; Method; Validity; Technique; Ethics requirements; Timetable; Budget; Oral presentation; Support groups; The words used; Words not to be used; Suggested reading; Research methodology (general); Research methodology (specific); Research method; Handling the minutiae; Conventions of writing; Inappropriate expressions; Word use; Paragraphing; Signposting.
  • Structuring the program of studyConclusion; Chapter 3: Milestone 3: Getting ethics clearance; Why ethics?; What ethics clearance is; The ethics committee; Ethics clearance and your research; Identify potential problem areas; Writing the application for ethics clearance; Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Principles of ethical research; Annotated example 1; Annotated example 1 as a model; Annotated example 2; The annotated examples as models; The words used; Approval withheld; Suggested reading; Conclusion; Part Two: Getting the PhD done.
  • Chapter 4: Milestone 4: The literature reviewThe literature review and your research; A problem area; What a literature review is; First person pronouns and active voice; Generating the reading of the literature; An annotated example; The annotated example as a model; Tensions within the literature; The body of the literature review; Tense; Using helpful software and friends; The words used; Words not to be used; Suggested reading; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Milestone 5: Methodology; Getting the methodology; Poststructuralism; Discourses; Ideology; Multiple perspectives; Critical theorists.
  • Research as a political actFeminist theorists; Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard; Reconstructionism; Social focus; Phenomenology; Human experience as text; Symbolic Interactionism; Generating knowledge; Why this and not that; An annotated example; The annotated example as a model; The words used; Words not to be used; Suggested reading; Conclusion; Chapter 6: Milestone 6: Method; Getting the method; Possible methods; Selection of method; Case study; Discursive formation; Ethnography; Document analysis; Discourse analysis; Narrative enquiry; Validity and trustworthiness; Trustworthiness techniques.
Milestone Moments in Getting your PhDin Qualitative Research is a guide for research students completing higher degrees with a focus on the importance of language and terminology of the theoretical and practical requirements of a given research program. The book responds to a lack of preparedness among many entrants into higher-degrees in contemporary higher education. The need among non-traditional entrants into higher-degrees for a strong background in core academic principles is made pressing due to the lack of preparation many students undergo prior to enrolment. This book might be consulted by research students as they proceed through the various milestones that may form part of a higher-degree.
xxvi, 182 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction xiii Chapter one The Secret Handshake 1 Chapter two Breaking Ground on Your Study 13 Chapter three Anatomy of a Dissertation 29 Chapter four Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Your Study: The Strong Introduction 39 Chapter five Literature Review Made Simple 45 Chapter six Data Scavenger Hunt: Methodology 57 Chapter seven The Institutional Review Board (IRB) 83 Chapter eight Making Sense of the Data Collection Scavenger Hunt: Results 91 Chapter nine I Am Listening, Data: Discussion 107 Chapter ten Your Data's Next Chapter After the Dissertation Write-Up and Graduation 115 Appendix A Summary Chart of Statistics, What to Report, Abbreviations, and Suggested Syntax 127 Appendix B Anatomy of a Dissertation in Context 139 Appendix C Sample Dissertation Rubric 157 Appendix D The Juicers 163 References 167 About the Author 171 Author Index 173 Subject Index 175.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118133033 20160612
This all-inclusive, practical guide will help graduate students design, conduct, and finish an academic dissertation or thesis with minimal drama. The structure of the book follows the sequential flow of a dissertation process from choosing a smart study topic, selecting research design options, to presenting a successful oral defense. Filled with protocols, tips, and reminders, the book presents the best, most direct and timely research practices based upon theoretical and empirical evidence, as well as the perspective and experiences of the author and others who have survived writing their dissertations. This indispensible guide will help students: pick the best members to serve on his/her dissertation committee including pointers for managing the committee dynamics and feedback; understand the legal regulations and ethical guidelines for all parts of the research process; work through common barriers, such as procrastination, perfectionism, and writer's block, and more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118133033 20160612
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource (182 pages)
xx, 383 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Part I. Writing the Proposal Chapter 1. The Function of the Proposal Chapter 2. Doing the Right Thing: "The Habit of Truth" Chapter 3. Developing the Thesis or Dissertation Proposal: Some Common Problems Chapter 4. Content of the Proposal: Important Considerations Chapter 5. Preparation of Proposals for Qualitative Research: Different Assumptions Chapter 6. Proposals for Mixed Methods Research Chapter 7. Style and Form in Writing the Proposal Chapter 8. The Oral Presentation Part II. Money for Research Chapter 9. Money for Research: How to Ask for Help Chapter 10. Preparation of the Grant Proposal Part III. Specimen Proposals Proposal 1. Experimental Study Proposal 2. Qualitative Study Proposal 3. Online Electronic Survey Study Proposal 4. Funded Grant.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452216850 20160612
Previous editions of this book have helped well over 100,000 students and professionals write effective proposals for dissertations and grants. Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, Proposals That Work offers clear advice backed up with excellent examples. Inathe fifth edition, the authors haveaincluded a discussion of the effects of new technologies and the Internet on the proposal process, with URLs listed where appropriate. In addition, there are new sections covering alternative forms of proposals and dissertations and the role of academic rigor in research. As always, the authors have included a number of specimen proposals, two that are completely new to this edition, to help shed light on the important issues surrounding the writing of proposals. Clear, straightforward, and reader friendly, Proposals That Work is a must own for anyone considering writing a proposal for a thesis, a dissertation, or a grant.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452216850 20160612
Green Library
423 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten im Studium der Rechtswissenschaften
  • Rechtswissenschaftliche Arbeiten von Praktikern
  • Juristische wissenschaftliche Methodenlehre
  • Arten und Umfang rechtswissenschaftlicher Arbeiten
  • Arbeitsphasen im Überblick
  • Allgemeine Voraussetzungen für einen erfolgreichen Abschluss der Arbeit
  • EDV als wesentliches arbeitstechnisches Hilfsmittel für Juristen
  • Fächerwahl
  • Themensuche und Themenwahl
  • Arbeits- und Zeitplan
  • Materialsuche
  • Auswertung und Dokumentation des Materials
  • Sichtung und Erörterung der Sachprobleme
  • Disposition (vorläufige Gliederung)
  • Problemlösung
  • Ausarbeitung und Darstellung
  • Drucklegung.
Law Library (Crown)
xxviii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword Preface Introduction Chapter 1. The Realities of What it takes to Finish Your Dissertation Chapter 2. Your Relationship with the Committee and Your Chairperson Chapter 3. Refining Your Dissertation Proposal for the Final Manuscript Chapter 4. Presenting Your Results and Discussion in the Final Manuscript Chapter 5. Using Cloud-Based Virtual Communities in the Dissertation Process Chapter 6. Preparing for the Final Defense Presentation Chapter 7. Developing Effective Communication and Motivation Skills Chapter 8. The Dissertation Defense: The Day has Arrived Chapter 9. Passing the Defense and Editing the Final Dissertation Manuscript Chapter 10: How to Publish and Present Your Dissertation Epilogue: Advice to Candidates from Those Who Made It Appendices Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475804010 20160612
This CHOICE award winning author has teamed up with a Chair of the Department of Research at Concordia University Chicago to write a comprehensive book on finishing and defending a dissertation. A first of its kind, this book provides you everything you need to know about successfully passing the dissertation defense such as: preparing and finishing the manuscript, using cloud-based communities, preparing presentations, using effective communication strategies, managing stress, motivating yourself, revising and editing the manuscript, publishing and presenting the final dissertation and more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475804010 20160612
Education Library (Cubberley)
xv, 448 pages ; 23 cm
A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her "Manual for Writers" continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, "A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations" has been fully revised to meet the needs of today's writers and researchers. The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. It offers authoritative guidance on all matters of style, updated to reflect "The Chicago Manual of Style", sixteenth edition. It contains thorough coverage of scholarly citation: standard practices, an expanded array of digital sources, and hundreds of new examples. It includes comprehensive guidelines - vetted by dissertation officials nation-wide - for formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and preparing them for submission. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of "The Chicago Manual of Style". With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, "A Manual for Writers" remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226816371 20160610
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Marine Biology Library (Miller), Music Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource.
  • Descripción y tipología de trabajos de grado
  • Empezar con pie firme
  • En qué consiste la investigación científica
  • Cómo obtener y manejar la información
  • Cómo redactar el trabajo de grado
  • Estructura de los trabajos de grado
  • Cómo sustentar el trabajo de grado.
ix, 93 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface-- 1. Introduction-- 2. Compilation-- 3. Front cover illustration-- 4. Title-- 5. Abstract-- 6. Quotations-- 7. Thesis at a glance-- 8. Abbreviations-- 9. List of publications-- 10. Contributors-- 11. Popularized summary-- 12. Acknowledgements-- 13. General introduction-- 14. Aims-- 15. Methods-- 16. Results-- 17. General discussion-- 18. Copyright-- 19. A dissertation worth considering-- Appendix-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107669048 20160610
The article-based thesis is becoming increasingly common, especially in the 'hard' sciences such as biology, medicine and technology, and is beginning to replace the traditional monograph. Format guidelines vary among universities. This is the first book to summarise the main features, showing the PhD student how to prepare a thesis in such a format. The suggestions are highly practical; both its good and bad examples from published theses support the author's wise advice on all aspects of such theses. Poor figures are not only scrutinised in detail but also redrawn for comparison. Guidance also covers the issues of reprint permissions and copyright. This informative and accessible book, from the author of How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper, has been developed through the author's extensive teaching experience in scientific writing and also his experience as a journal editor. It is therefore an indispensable guide to article-based thesis success.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107669048 20160610
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (xix, 161 pages)
  • So you want to go to graduate school
  • Financing your education
  • Graduate expectations
  • Coursework is hard work
  • Dissertations and theses
  • The academic culture
  • Having a life in graduate school
  • Degrees, jobs, and academic careers.
1 online resource.
  • De la maestría al doctorado: el rito de paso
  • La tesis: entre razón y pasión
  • De la problemática al problema de investigación
  • El marco teórico: discurso, concepción, retórica y constitución
  • Enfoque general de la metodología de investigación
  • La escritura de la tesis
  • La divulgación de la investigación
  • Guías de trabajo para la elaboración, redacción y divulgación de la tesis de maestría y de doctorado.
xviii, 229 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword by Kenneth R. Stevenson Preface to the Second Edition Preface A Note to Doctoral Candidates Acknowledgments About the Author Part I: Quests and Questions 1. Do You Have What It Takes? Why Take This Journey? Do You Have What It Takes to Journey to the Peak? Avoiding the Hazards of High Altitude Climing Procrastination Emotional Barriers Writer's Block What are the Inner Essentials? Summary 2. What Exactly Is a Dissertation? What Is a Doctoral Dissertation? Typical Dissertation Structure Studies Using Quantitative Methodology Sample Format Studies Using Qualitative Methodology Sample Format Alternative Formats Components of a Typical Dissertation Major Steps in the Dissertation Process Roles and Responsibilities Summary 3. What are Ethical Considerations in Research? Rights of Human Subjects Ethical Considerations in Data Collection Ethical Issues in Data Analysis and Interpretation Ethical Issues in Reporting Research Findings Ethics of Writing Up Research Other Ethical Considerations Summary Part II: Preparing for the Climb 4. Choosing a Dissertation Topic Approaches to Choosing a Topic Where to Look for Potential Topics Some Criteria for Topic Selection Replication Studies Replication Studies Do's and Don'ts Summary 5. Creating Your Dissertation Team Peak Principle: Always Climb Fully Equipped Selecting a Dissertation Advisor Selecting the Committee The Care and Nurture of Advisors and Committee Members How to Approach a Potential Advisor What If No One Agrees to Be Your Advisor? Choosing Outfitters and Bearers (Other Specialized Consultants) Where to Locate Specialists Summary 6. Dissertation Support Groups Critical Decisions Strategies and Structures of Successful Support Groups Other Considerations Summary 7. Organizing Yourself Organize Your Workspace Organize Your Time Working Smart Maintain Balance Strategies for Getting a Life While Dissertating Summary PART III: BEGINNING THE CLIMB 8. Using the Internet and Technology to Conduct Research Conducting Literature Searches Online Help Helpful Technology Collecting and Analyzing Data Communicating Via the Internet Using Your Library's Electronic Search Capability Using Your Instructional Technology Center Additional Online Resources Tips to Keep You Sane and Productive Summary 9. Reviewing the Literature Purpose and Scope Preparation Steps in Conducting a Literature Review Techniques for Writing the Literature Review Advice on Writing a Literature Review Literature Review Checklist Summary 10. Mastering the Academic Style Qualities of Scholarly Writing Common Writing Problems Tips for Good Writing Further Reading Helpful Web Sites Summary PART IV: Climbing to Base Camp 11. Writing the Introduction Chapter Problem Statement Theoretical or Conceptual Framework Purpose Statement Research Questions/Hypotheses Significance of the Study Delimitations Assumptions Definition of Terms Organization of the Study Summary 12. Selecting and Describing the Methodology Selecting the Methodology Describing the Methodology Summary 13. Holding the Proposal Meeting Before the Meeting During the Meeting After the Meeting Summary PART V: FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE PEAK 14. Analyzing and Presenting the Results Understanding the Data Writing the Introductory Paragraph Tables and the Narrative Description Presenting the Findings Further Reading Summary 15. Summarizing and Discussing the Results Reflect on Findings Chapter Organization Questions to Ask About Summarizing and Discussing the Findings Summary PART VI: FINAL ASCENT AND VIEW FROM THE TOP & BEYOND 16. The Oral Defense: D-Day A Defense Scenario Helpful Hints: Prior to the Oral Defense During the Oral Defense After the Oral Defense Summary 17. The Next Peak The Descent Letting Down Mount Analogue Helping Others Mentoring Disseminating Your Study's Findings Summary Parting Thoughts Appendices References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412977975 20160604
A doctorate in education has become a requirement in many states to become a district-level administrator. However, the process of obtaining a doctorate is a difficult proposition for educational administrators already working full time. In fact, one-half of all doctorate students go ABD (all but dissertation) and never receive their PhD. Carol Roberts helps remedy this problem with "The Dissertation Journey: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation". This is not a technical manual to help doctoral students through the minutiae of conducting in-depth qualitative or quantitative research. Instead, this how-to manual focuses on the practical aspects of writing and organizing a dissertation, in particular the psychological and social hurdles that are involved. Roberts uses a conversational and encouraging tone, along with plenty of graphics, quotes, illustrations, and sample forms to guide doctoral students through the process of preparing, writing, and defending their dissertations. This new edition includes new chapters on ethical considerations, as well as significantly updated and expanded coverage of using the Internet and technology to conduct research. The book features: checklists, organizing graphics, an in-depth list of resources for further inquiry, quotations, illustrations, and other user-friendly elements. It offers easily accessible, practical advice administered in small bites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412977975 20160604
The dissertation is a tough mountain to climb; half of all doctoral students never make it to the top. To overcome the practical, emotional, and psychological obstacles along the way, you'll need the right tools and a knowledgeable guide. This informative and inspirational book readies you for each step of the dissertation process, including choosing a topic, selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. This second edition of "The Dissertation Journey" offers new and updated features, including: a chapter on ethical considerations; expanded coverage of digital data collection and using the Internet for research; more detailed information on conducting the literature review; and, a discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework. With graphics, checklists, inspirational quotes, illustrations, and sample forms, this valuable resource is your essential guidebook to preparing, writing, and defending your dissertation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412977982 20160604
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource (9 p.)
  • Introduction-- What is a viva?-- IAve submitted my thesis, what should I do now?-- The day itself.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849730693 20160618
THIS PRODUCT IS SOLD IN PACKS OF TEN ONLY * You've completed a minimum of three years chemical research and written your thesis, now you have your viva to prepare for. The last hurdle can sometimes feel like the biggest, and you may be feeling in the dark about what is expected of you. This informative guide, written by Dr Natalie Mansfield (Higher Education Specialist, Royal Society of Chemistry) is the first step in answering all your questions. Consisting of four main chapter sections the guide covers everything you need to know about completing a viva, from suggestions of what to do beforehand through to the day itself. Illustrated throughout with additional tips and advice this informative, concise, guide touches on all aspects of the viva. It gives helpful indicators of the type of questions you may be asked, coupled with advice on how best to formulate your answers. The key message being preparation is key. You may have been researching your subject for the past three years, putting this research into words can sometimes be harder than expected! The guide also comments on how to best to conquer those viva nerves. Advice is also given on key discussion area, how to get the best out of your supervisor and what to expect from the exam itself. Helpful pointers like this are provided throughout the text making this guide essential reading for anyone about to sit their viva. The guide finishes with several additional referenced sources for further information and guidance on how best to not only survive, but complete a successful viva. If you are a chemical research student this straightforward, practical guide will offer you everything you need to know about that final, and most important, hurdle. *There is no RSC Membership discount available on this product.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849730693 20160618


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