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Destination dissertation : a traveler's guide to a done dissertation

Author: Sonja K Foss; William Waters
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
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Dissertations aren't walls to scale or battles to fight; they are destinations along the path to a professional career. This guide helps doctoral students develop and write their dissertations, using  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonja K Foss; William Waters
ISBN: 9780742554405 0742554406
OCLC Number: 1047904856
Description: XIV, 450 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 1 Preparing to Go: The Dissertation Journey Chapter 2 2 The Journey Before You: 29 Steps Chapter 3 3 Planning the Trip: The Conceptual Conversation Chapter 4 4 Developing Your Itinerary: The Pre-Proposal Chapter 5 5 Advice from Other Travelers: The Literature Review Chapter 6 6 Getting There: The Dissertation Proposal Chapter 7 7 Things to See and Do: Data Collection and Analysis Chapter 8 8 Making the Most of Your Travels: The Last Chapter Plus Chapter 9 9 Useful Phrases: Writing and Editing Chapter 10 10 Travelogue: The Dissertation Defense Chapter 11 11 Making the Best Use of Your Guide: Advisor Advising Chapter 12 12 Avoiding Delays and Annoyances: Enactment of the Scholar Role
Responsibility: Sonja K. Foss and William Waters.


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The idea of organizing the book as if it were a travelogue presents an innovative perspective from which the dissertation can be managed. Symbolically, the concept of embarking on a trip (with maps!) Read more...

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