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Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations

Author: G David Garson
Publisher: New York : Marcel Dekker, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bridging the divide between books on thesis/dissertation writing and those on methodology, this unique text treats the quantitative research process - framing analytical questions, developing a comprehensive outline, providing a roadmap for the reader, and accessing indispensable computer and program tools."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Ratgeber
Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G David Garson
ISBN: 0824706056 9780824706050
OCLC Number: 48045479
Description: vi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Selecting a topic --
A. Choosing a subject --
1. Brainstorming --
2. Framing an analytic question --
B. Forming an outline --
3. Typical outlines --
4. Roadmap concept --
II. Reviewing the literature --
A. Tools --
5. Reference search resources --
6. Bibliographic software --
B. Writing the review --
7. Meta-analysis --
8. Format of your literature review --
III. Developing your model --
A. Specifying your model --
9. Thinking about models --
10. Operationalizing variables --
B. Defining the methodology --
11. Research designs --
12. Selecting statistical procedures --
IV. Presenting your case --
A. Telling a story --
13. Writing fundamentals --
14. Fallacies, reliability, validity, significance, and association --
15. Datagraphics --
B. Data-gathering --
16. Research ethics --
17. Data-gathering strategies --
18. Data-gathering resources --
V. Coming to a conclusion --
A. Conclusion --
19. Drawing inferences and making generalizations --
20. Pointing ahead --
B. Dissertation process --
21. Thesis or dissertation committee --
22. Thesis or dissertation defense --
VI. Final topics --
A. Humanities and the natural sciences --
23. Quantitative research writing in the humanities --
24. Quantitative research writing in the natural sciences --
B. Funding --
25. Dissertation grant programs --
Index.
Responsibility: G. David Garson.
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