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The malaise of academic scholarship : why it starts with the doctoral dissertation as a baptism of fire

Author: John J Hampton
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
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"This book tackles the task of improving academic scholarship generally and dissertation expectations specifically"--
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Hampton, John J., 1942-
Malaise of academic scholarship.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
(DLC) 2018025173
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Hampton
ISBN: 9781475840254 147584025X 9781475840261 1475840268
OCLC Number: 1002288410
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 175 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Who is affected by the misdirection of academic scholarship? How are Harvard, Fordham, Southern New Hampshire, and the University of Phoenix doing we might ask? --
What are contingent faculty? Do they have anything to do with scholarly research? --
What is scholarly research anyway?: professors do it but what are they doing? --
When does scholarly research achieve its highest satisfaction? Do i really want to keep on doing this stuff? --
Is scholarly research an affliction weakening the academy? perhaps an as-of-yet unclassified disease? --
Why are dissertations the tipping point for scholarly research? Is this really where it all starts? --
Do you have the smarts to do scholarly research? Are weaklings allowed in this club? --
Why is a dissertation the starting point of academic scholarship? Do you need to know a about validity, reliability, and that other stuff? --
Why are we fussing about data, information, and knowledge? Is it worth our time and trouble? --
Where can you find hints and tips for writing a dissertation? Don't you want to do it right the first time? --
Do scholarly researchers have their own language? Where is a translator when we need one? --
Does a quantitative or qualitative dissertation make more sense? Do you want to know the answer now or after you attempt it? --
How does sampling produce valid findings? Does anybody believe what we just learned? --
Why are limitations as important as findings? Do we need to explain that which we didn't learn? --
Why is a dissertation like flying a fighter jet? Is it enough to take off or do want to be sure you can land? --
What is the dilemma of the dissertation topic? Why is it so important to resolve it? --
How can an advisor help create a workable proposal? Do we have any tips or tricks to share with the candidates? --
We know corruption is bad but is it a suitable topic for a doctoral dissertation? How should we decide? --
Have you heard any good dissertation stories lately? Would you like one to finish this journey? --
How should you structure a dissertation? Is it important to know where you are going?
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