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

Author: Sonja K Foss; William Joseph Condon Waters
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007. ©2007
Dissertation: Dissertations aren't walls to scale or battles to fight; they are destinations along the path to a professional career. Destination Dissertation is a handbook that helps students successfully develop and complete their dissertations. It uses travel as a metaphor framing the process as an exciting trip of 29 steps that can be completed in less than nine months. Designed for use by students in all disciplines and for both quantitative and qualitative dissertations, the book shows concrete and efficient processes for completing those parts of the dissertation where students tend to get stuck, from conceptualizing a topic to editing the final work. It includes a wealth of real-life examples from throughout the dissertation process, such as creating the proposal and coding data. This time-tested method comes from the authors' successful work at the Denver-based Scholars' Retreat. Essential for all PhD candidates!
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Academic theses
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Foss, Sonja K.
Destination dissertation.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007
(DLC) 2007000391
(OCoLC)78892604
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonja K Foss; William Joseph Condon Waters
ISBN: 9780742576773 0742576779
OCLC Number: 820009898
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 368 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preparing to Go: The Dissertation Journey --
The Journey before You: 29 Steps --
Planning the Trip: The Conceptual Conversation --
Developing Your Itinerary: The Preproposal --
Advice from Other Travelers: The Literature Review --
Getting There: The Dissertation Proposal --
Things to See and Do: Data Collection and Analysis --
Making the Most of Your Travels: The Last Plus --
Useful Phrases: Writing and Editing --
Travelogue: The Dissertation Defense --
Making the Best Use of Your Guide: Advisor Advising --
Avoiding Delays and Annoyances: Enacting the Scholar Role.
Responsibility: Sonja K. Foss and William Waters.
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