How to write a better thesis /
By: Evans, David
Title By: Gruba, Paul | Zobel, JustinMaterial type: BookPublisher: Victoria : Springer, c2014Edition: 3rd ed.Description: xiv, 167 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783319042855Program: ENGG940/ISIT940Subject(s): Dissertations, Academic -- Authorship | Report writing
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This book offers a step-by-step guide on the mechanics of thesis writing. It helps readers to understand how to conceptualize and approach the problems of producing a thesis and illustrates the complete process with concrete examples.
What is a Thesis? -- Thesis Structure -- Mechanics of Writing -- Making a Strong Start -- The Introductory Chapter -- Background Chapters -- Establishing Your Contribution -- Outcomes and Results -- The Discussion or Interpretation -- The Conclusion -- Before You Submit -- Beyond the Thesis.
From proposal to examination, producing a dissertation or thesis is a challenge. Grounded in decades of experience with research training and supervision, this fully updated and revised editiontakes an integrated, down-to-earth approach drawingon case studies and examples to guide you step-by-step towards productive success. Early chapters frame the tasks ahead and show you how to get started. From there, practical advice and illustrations take you through the elements of formulating research questions, working with software, and purposeful writing of each of the different kinds of chapters, and finishes with a focus on revision, dissemination and deadlines. How to Write a Better Thesis presents a cohesive approach to research that will help youachieve your goals. David Evans was Reader and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. Paul Gruba is Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne. Justin Zobel is Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne.