Destination dissertation : a traveler's guide to a done dissertation
By: Foss, Sonja K
Title By: Waters, WilliamMaterial type: BookPublisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2016.Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xiv, 450 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781442246140Program: ENGG940, ISIT940, ISIT990Subject(s): Dissertations, Academic -- Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Academic writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Academic writing | Dissertations | Research | Research methodologyDDC classification: 808.02
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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 chapter 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.
Your dissertation is not a hurdle to jump or a battle to fight; as this handbook makes clear, your dissertation is the first of many destinations on the path of your professional career. Destination Dissertation guides you to the successful completion of your dissertation by framing the process as a stimulating and exciting trip one that can be completed in fewer than nine months and by following twenty-nine specific steps. Sonja Foss and William Waters your guides on this trip explain concrete and efficient processes for completing the parts of the dissertation that tend to cause the most delays: conceptualizing a topic, developing a pre-proposal, writing a literature review, writing a proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing the last chapter. This guidebook is crafted for use by students in all disciplines and for both quantitative and qualitative dissertations, and incorporates a wealth of real-life examples from every step of the journey."
ENGG940, ISIT940, ISIT990