This new edition is designed to help graduate and research students with the process, preparation, writing, and examination of their theses. Many students are able to design their program of research and to collect the data, but they can find it more difficult to transform their data into a thesis.
'Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.'
Dr Scott Buckler
'Paul's book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.'
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Meet the Author
Paul Oliver is an academic writer and researcher. He has either authored or edited 19 books in the areas of Research Methods, Education, Philosophy and Religion. He has had books translated into seven languages. For many years a lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, he was course leader there for the Doctor of Education programme. He has wide experience of both supervising and examining master's and doctoral theses.
PART ONE: THE PROCESS OF ACADEMIC WRITING
The Research Thesis
The Intellectual Content of the Thesis
Organizing Your Work
The Role of the Supervisor
Grammar, Punctuation and Conventions of Academic Writing
Layout of the Thesis
PART TWO: WRITING YOUR THESIS
The Preliminary Pages and the Introduction
The Literature Review
The Data Analysis Chapters
Completing the Thesis
Publishing Findings during Preparation of the Thesis
The Oral Examination