Destination Dissertation: A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation / Edition 1by Sonja K. Foss, William Waters
Pub. Date: 05/25/2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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!
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Table of ContentsChapter 1 1 Preparing to Go: The Dissertation Journey Chapter 2 2 The Journey Before You: 29 Steps Chapter 3 3 Planning the Trip: The Conceptual Conversation Chapter 4 4 Developing Your Itinerary: The Pre-Proposal Chapter 5 5 Advice from Other Travelers: The Literature Review Chapter 6 6 Getting There: The Dissertation Proposal Chapter 7 7 Things to See and Do: Data Collection and Analysis Chapter 8 8 Making the Most of Your Travels: The Last Chapter Plus Chapter 9 9 Useful Phrases: Writing and Editing Chapter 10 10 Travelogue: The Dissertation Defense Chapter 11 11 Making the Best Use of Your Guide: Advisor Advising Chapter 12 12 Avoiding Delays and Annoyances: Enactment of the Scholar Role
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