The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

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Overview

Many otherwise strong doctoral students get stuck at the dissertation stage, but this trusty guide takes students from the early planning phase to finishing the final draft. It contains straightforward advice for each stage of the dissertation process: selecting a chair, completing the literature review, developing a hypothesis, selecting a study sample and appropriate measures, managing and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, establishing good writing habits, and overcoming obstacles to completing the dissertation on schedule.

Practical guidelines, tips and strategies, and action steps checklists in each chapter make this a handy pocket guide for students as well as advisors seeking a comprehensive, unintimidating road map to the social work dissertation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195373912
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Series: PKT GD TO SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH METHODS Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Lyons, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Social Work at Georgia State University.

Howard J. Doueck, Ph.D., is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

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Table of Contents

1. The Doctoral Degree in Social Work
2. The Candidate, the Chair, and the Committee
3. The Literature Review, Theory, Problem Statement, and Hypotheses
4. Ethics and Research Methodology
5. Sampling and Measurement
6. Data Management and Analysis
7. Writing and Presenting Results
References
Index

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