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Theses and dissertations : a guide to planning, research, and writing

Author: R Murray Thomas; Dale L Brubaker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2000.
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Five major stages in the process of thesis and dissertation writing are illustrated with multiple examples from the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and such allied fields as education, social work, and business administration. This book guides students through the process of planning, researching, and writing the final version of theses and dissertations. Five major stages of the process are illustrated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Murray Thomas; Dale L Brubaker
ISBN: 0897897463 9780897897464
OCLC Number: 43607495
Description: x, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of these and dissertations --
Sources of guidance --
Searching the literature --
Sources and types of research problems --
Building and adapting theories --
Stating the problem and its rationale --
Types of research methods and sources of information --
Data collection techniques and instruments --
Things that go wrong --
Classification patterns --
Summarizing information verbally, numerically, and graphically --
Modes of interpretation --
Writing the final version --
Mounting a persuasive defense --
Reaching a wider audience --
Appendix : Outline of a dissertation proposal.
Responsibility: R. Murray Thomas and Dale L. Brubaker.

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