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Overview

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to developing and writing graduate level research. It takes the reader on a step-by-step journey through the entire thesis process from initial ideas to a completed product or even a published article. Examples from actual student theses provide concrete illustrations of each step and function as a starting point for one’s own project. Tips for organizing tasks and completing them on time help orient readers to the research process and give them confidence to achieve their own research goals. Unique step-by-step guide for successfully completing the thesis projectfrom development through defense. Examples from theses done by students provide concrete illustrations and a starting point for ideas and discussion. Broad range of quantitative and qualitative thesis methodologiesgives readers an overview of the basic tools of the research process. Tips for organizing tasksand completing the project on time. Those looking for assistance with writing a thesis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132368957
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/5/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 702,578
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: PREPARING FOR THE THESIS

1. Choices and Products

2. Getting Started

3. Development of a Research Question

4. The Institutional Review Board and Human Subjects Review Committee

5. Suggestions for Citing and Writing

SECTION II: THE PROSPECTUS OR PROPOSAL

6. Introduction and Problem Statement

7. Literature Review

8. Methodology

9. The Prospectus and the Prospectus Defense

SECTION III: ANALYZING INFORMATION AND DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

10. Analyzing & Presenting Your Data and Findings

11. Conclusions, Implications and Limitations

SECTION IV: THE FINAL DEFENSE AND BEYOND

12. The Thesis Defense

13. Revising Your Thesis into Articles and Presentations

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