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Written for the doctoral graduate student, this book gives you the vital support to write your dissertation when you can’t be on campus full-time!
About the Author
1. First Steps Towards Your Dissertation
2. The Introductory Sections
3. The Literature Review
4. The Research Design
5. The Report of Your Findings
6. The Concluding Section
7. Sage Advice on Navigating the Dissertation Process
Appendix A: Annotated Bibliography of Useful Books
Appendix B: Bibliography of Helpful Dissertations
Appendix C: Assessment Instrument for Evaluating Your Study
Appendix D: Activities for Dissertation Support Groups
Posted February 3, 2006
All dissertation writers search for practical hands-on advice. The Portable Dissertation Advisor offers that advice in a clear, readable, never overwhelming style. In addition, dissertation writers, particularly those involved in distance education, seek someone to assure them that their struggles are neither unique nor insurmountable. Miles Bryant is a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bryant teaches a course in the development of the doctoral dissertation and has worked with hundreds of doctoral students over the span of his career. This experience has helped him to write a book that is specifically aimed at distance and part-time doctoral students. Finding a topic, choosing a research design, writing a literature review, and presenting your proposal are some of the key topics covered in this book. But beyond the practical advice, Bryant goes a step farther. By the time you finish this book, you will not only have a solid handle on the task in front of you, you will also feel as though your fears and trepidations are understood, you have found a sympathetic and understanding guide through the dark forest that is the mighty dissertation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 5, 2009
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