Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: A Handbook for Students and Faculty / Edition 5

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A classic text trusted by both students and advisors meeting the challenges of producing-and, ultimately, publishing-theses and dissertations (T/D), this Fifth Edition views the valuable addition of references to university research libraries and advanced information on websites, online searches, electronic literature, and other modern computer methods as crucial for the successful completion of any T/D.

"Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent trends, this keystone resource maintains the same style of presentation that made the previous editions so popular...identifies what faculty looks for in quality theses and dissertations."

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A guide to the thesis and dissertation process--how to get through it and how to get the most out of it. This revised and updated edition 2nd, 1988 gives more attention to the use of up-to-date technology, makes new suggestions designed to help foreign students, and gives instructions on preparing the honors thesis. Extensive bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824742881
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/29/2003
  • Series: Books in Library and Information Science
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Historical Introduction: The Emergence of Advanced Degrees and Graduate Research
1 Getting Started 1
2 The Research Advisor 35
3 Developing the Proposal 67
4 Preparation of the Proposal 97
5 The Thesis or Dissertation Committee 143
6 Approval of the Overview 167
7 Conduct of the Study 199
8 Writing the Manuscript 237
9 Defense of the Thesis or Dissertation 263
10 The Completed Thesis or Dissertation and Future Growth 283
App. A: Suggested Proposal and Project Guidelines 303
App. B: Course Outline 309
Bibliography 315
Index 327
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