Description The classic step-by-step guide to thesis and dissertation success, fully updated for 2018.
From selecting your topic to defending your finished work, a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation is a major undertaking. Since 1998, this book has been the go-to resource for scholars seeking guidance and best practices at every phase of the process.
This revised and updated fourth edition is the most comprehensive guide yet to researching, writing, and publishing a successful thesis or dissertation. It includes:
Insights on leveraging new technologies to maximize your efficiency.
Current case studies demonstrating the book’s teachings in action.
Tested principles of effective planning, an engaging writing style, defense preparation, and more.
Written in an easy, digestible style perfect for a thesis or dissertation-writer’s busy schedule, this latest edition of a contemporary classic belongs on every advanced degree candidate’s shelf.
Table of Contents Part I: The Foundations
Chapter 1. Groundwork for Theses and Dissertations
Chapter 2. The Thesis or Doctoral Committee
Chapter 3. The Degree-Granting Institution’s Requirements
Chapter 4. The Institutional Review Board
Part II: Research Problem Development
Chapter 5. The Research Problem
Chapter 6. The Focused Review of the Literature
Chapter 7. Comprehensive Critique of the Literature
Chapter 8. Focused Review of Available Methodologies for Data Collection and Analyses
Chapter 9. Selected Methodology
Part III: The Prospectus Preparation
Chapter 10. The Work Plan
Chapter 11. The Prospectus Overview
Chapter 12. The Doctoral Committee and the Prospectus
Chapter 13. The Prospectus Defense
Chapter 14. The Communication Process and the Writing of the Dissertation
Chapter 15. Academic Style
Chapter 16. The Dissertation Organization
Chapter 17. The Introduction
Chapter 18. Review of the Literature
Chapter 19. Methodology
Chapter 20. Data Analysis/Analyses
Chapter 21. The Results Discussion
Part V: The Dissertation Defense
Chapter 22. Defense Committee Meeting
Chapter 23. The Degree-Granting Institution’s Graduation Requirements
Chapter 24. The Publication of the Dissertation
Part VI: Technology
Chapter 25. Technology and the Dissertation
Randy L. Joyner - Appalachian State University, North Carolina, East Carolina University, USA, Virginia Tech, USA William A. Rouse
Allan A. Glatthorn