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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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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 with multiple examples from the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and such allied fields as education, social work, and business administration. The first stage, Preparing the Way, describes problems and alternative solutions in  Read more...
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Thomas, R. Murray (Robert Murray), 1921-
Theses and dissertations.
Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2000
(DLC) 00028904
(OCoLC)43607495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Murray Thomas; Dale L Brubaker
ISBN: 9780313034343 0313034346 9780313014796 0313014795
OCLC Number: 659562117
Description: 1 online resource (x, 294 pages) : illustrations
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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