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"This is a very timely, much needed and unique text in that it demystifies the dissertation in a way that both academics and students will benefit hugely. Authored by three leading academics, who between them have 60 years of dissertation experience to share, the book will excite readers from the very first page in that it is written in a highly engaging, thoughtful, practical and sometimes humorous manner. The book is systematic and comprehensive in coverage, with its logical structure ensuring a seamless journey through process and procedure, idea generation, methods, ethics and presentation. Containing many excellent and highly pertinent examples throughout, the book will be of considerable benefit to all students for whom the dissertation represents that one last hurdle prior to graduating." – Professor Alan Fyall, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA.
"This erudite book delivers an exceptionally sound and well-structured approach to designing research proposals, collecting and analyzing data, and writing a dissertation/thesis, not only for tourism studies but for all social sciences. It clearly and effectively describes a process that so many academics struggle to explain to their students. It is accessible to all levels of academic study where theses or dissertations are required—undergraduate, masters and PhD—yet it compromises nothing in terms of accuracy, depth and academic rigor. With this book we finally have a manual for success! This is an absolute must-read for every scholar, young and old, who is either currently writing a dissertation or is supervising one." – Professor Dallen J. Timothy, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, USA.
"The accessible and engaging chapters open with a box of intended learning outcomes and end with chapter summaries and progress checklists. Figures are used selectively to offer simple and effective visual aids…I highly recommend this text…and I am a physical geographer. It should be read by every dissertation student and adviser." – Jennifer Hill, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England. Review published in www.timeshighereducation.co.uk