How to Write a Master's Thesis
  • How to Write a Master's Thesis
  • How to Write a Master's Thesis

How to Write a Master's Thesis

by Yvonne N. (Nguyen) Bui
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412957109

ISBN-13: 9781412957106

Pub. Date: 04/22/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Yvonne N. Bui’sHow to Write a Masters Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. The tone and format of the book is reader-friendly and includes practical suggestions that go beyond informing what “should” be done. It is chock full of detailed

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Overview

Yvonne N. Bui’sHow to Write a Masters Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. The tone and format of the book is reader-friendly and includes practical suggestions that go beyond informing what “should” be done. It is chock full of detailed explanations, examples, and supplemental materials that have been used successfully in advising students in completing their master’s theses.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed explanations of the various components of the master’s thesis
  • Presents concrete strategies on how to conduct a literature review, write each chapter of the master’s thesis, and apply the American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style
  • Covers both quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Includes sample excerpts adapted from students’ completed master’s theses in each chapter
  • Contains a comprehensive resources section that features “Try It” exercises and reflection/discussion questions designed to help students work through the thesis process
  • Presents numerous figures and captured screen shots from relevant Web sites, ERIC electronic database, and SPSS software integrated with the text

Intended Audience
The book is intended for graduate students across the social and behavioral sciences undertaking a traditional five-chapter thesis as part of the requirements for a master’s degree as well as the university faculty who advise them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412957106
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/22/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Overview of the Master’s Degree and Thesis
2. Selecting a Research Topic
3. Using the Literature to Research Your Problem
4. Conducting Ethical Research
5. How to Write Chapter One, Introduction
6. How to Write Chapter Two, Review of the Literature
7. How to Write Chapter Three, Methods
8. How to Write Chapter Four, Results
9. How to Write Chapter Five, Discussion
10. Final Formatting, APA Style

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