Developing Quality Dissertations in the Humanities: A Graduate Student's Guide to Achieving Excellence

Developing Quality Dissertations in the Humanities: A Graduate Student's Guide to Achieving Excellence

by Barbara E. Lovitts, Ellen L. Wert


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579222604
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 12/28/2008
Series: Developing Quality Dissertations Series
Edition description: Student
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Barbara E. Lovitts is an independent higher education researcher. She was formerly Senior Program Officer in the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education at the National Academy of Engineering, and is the author of Leaving the Ivory Tower: The Causes and Consequences of Departure from Doctoral Study. She has worked at the University of Maryland, the American Institutes for Research, the National Science Foundation, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Ellen L. Wert , a former a program officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a freelance writer and editor who has been involved with national efforts to improve U.S. graduate education for nearly two decades, including Preparing Future Faculty, the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate. and the Survey on Doctoral Education and Career Preparation. Past clients include the American Association for Higher Education, The Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Education Policy Institute

Table of Contents

List of Tables; Preface: To the Faculty; Preface: to the Student; 1) Identifying the Purpose of the Dissertation; 2) Understanding Originality and Significance; 3) Aiming for Excellence in the Dissertation; 4) Maintaining Consistent Quality Within the Dissertation; 5) Achieving Excellence; Appendix A: Tasks of the Humanities Division; Appendix B: Advice for Writing a Humanities Dissertation; Making the Implicit Explicit: About the Study; About the Authors.

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