Surviving Your Dissertation

Surviving Your Dissertation Author Kjell Erik Rudestam
ISBN-10 1412916798
Release 2007-04-05
Pages 317
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Aimed at graduate students, this edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks.



Surviving Your Dissertation

Surviving Your Dissertation Author Kjell Erik Rudestam
ISBN-10 9781483323787
Release 2014-05-28
Pages 376
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In the fully updated Fourth Edition of their best-selling guide, Surviving Your Dissertation, Kjell Erik Rudestam and Rae R. Newton answer questions concerning every stage of the dissertation process, including selecting a suitable topic, conducting a literature review, developing a research question, understanding the role of theory, selecting an appropriate methodology and research design, analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. In addition, this must-have guide covers topics that other dissertation guides often miss, such as the many types of quantitative and qualitative research models available, the principles of good scholarly writing, how to work with committees, how to meet IRB and ethical standards, and how to overcome task and emotional blocks. With plenty of current examples, the new edition features an expanded discussion of online research, data collection and analysis, and the use of data archives, as well as expanded coverage of qualitative methods and added information on mixed methods.



Surviving your dissertation

Surviving your dissertation Author Kjell Erik Rudestam
ISBN-10 1412916798
Release 2007-04
Pages 317
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Aimed at graduate students, this edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks.



Surviving Your Dissertation A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process

Surviving Your Dissertation  A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781490279572
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 38
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Surviving Your Dissertation, A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



Your Statistical Consultant

Your Statistical Consultant Author Rae R. Newton
ISBN-10 9781412997591
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 356
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Discussing the issues that surround a range of statistical questions and controversies, the Second Edition reveals divergent perspectives on these issues and offers practical advice and examples for conducting statistical analyses that reflect the authors' interpretation of the consensual wisdom of the field. It is a compendium of statistical knowledge - some theoretical, some applied - that addresses those questions most frequently asked by students and colleagues struggling with statistical analyses.



The Dissertation Journey

The Dissertation Journey Author Carol M. Roberts
ISBN-10 9781412977982
Release 2010-08-23
Pages 248
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It’s an uphill climb—but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework



Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate

Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate Author Immy Holloway
ISBN-10 9781611326765
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 168
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Have you been working toward a qualitative doctorate without a guide? Immy Holloway and Lorraine Brown are here to help. Breaking down the process step by step, this book gives essential advice on navigating the whole program. You’ll first get some tips on selecting a research topic and writing a proposal. From there, you’ll receive guidance on your research journey, all the way through the completion (and publication!) of your dissertation. Also included is a helpful recommended reading list broken down by research area. This book is an excellent resource for doctoral students of qualitative research and for those who are still considering whether to make the leap.



Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis or Dissertation

Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis or Dissertation Author John Bitchener
ISBN-10 9781137135957
Release 2009-12-22
Pages 232
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Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research. To help students understand what content and structure are appropriate for the different parts of a thesis, John Bitchener presents a range of options, illustrating them with analyses of and commentary on sections from a real Masters thesis in Applied Linguistics. Highly practical, and relevant across a wide range of disciplines, this step-by-step handbook: • provides guidelines on the type of content typically presented in each section of an empirical thesis, as well as key linguistic and presentation features • explores options for organizing and structuring this material to ensure it is rhetorically and persuasively effective • offers analysed examples with follow up commentary on how each of these aspects have been considered by one successful thesis writer • includes useful answers to FAQs, further reading suggestions and additional activities for students to apply what they have learned.



Proposals That Work

Proposals That Work Author Lawrence F. Locke
ISBN-10 9781452216850
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 383
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Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.



Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation Author Rita S. Brause
ISBN-10 9781135711498
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 180
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Increasing numbers of adults are enroling in doctoral programmes, but their earlier college lives often do not prepare them for the rules of the academic game. Many have no idea what a dissertation looks like, how it gets that way, or what options are available to them. This book is a practical guide for students who need help in progressing from the decision to write a dissertation to the planning, writing and defending of it. It includes samples of proposals and dissertations that have been accepted and data drawn from a number of sources, including focus groups with doctoral students and graduates and responses to an open-ended questionnaire from doctoral students across the United States.



Handling Qualitative Data

Handling Qualitative Data Author Lyn Richards
ISBN-10 0761942599
Release 2005-04-09
Pages 207
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Handling Qualitative Data introduces students and practitioners to qualitative research in a uniquely practical manner. Firstly, it recognizes that for many novice researchers, data, rather than methods and their philosophical underpinnings, are the point of departure. Secondly, it advocates a progressive accumulation of skills and understanding of methodological issues as they are needed. This enables the student to perform efficaciously from the start by immediately being in a position to handle, reflect upon and get results from, small amounts of data, giving them a launch pad to more complex endeavours.



Handbook of Online Learning

Handbook of Online Learning Author Kjell Erik Rudestam
ISBN-10 9781412961035
Release 2010
Pages 501
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The Handbook of Online Learning is a comprehensive reference text for teachers and administrators of online courses and programs. It presents a discussion of the conceptual and theoretical foundations of online learning along with an exploration of practical implementation strategies. New and Ongoing Features Emphasizes interactive teaching/learning strategies – challenging readers to think differently about pedagogy Provides a strong theoretical base before discussing applications: Part I first presents the changing philosophies and theories of learning, while Part II covers implementation or the practice of online learning Offers several chapters that deal with the issues related to the growing corporate online learning environment Includes twelve NEW articles on the latest issues such as psychology of online learning, training faculty, digital libraries, ethical dimensions in online learning, legal issues, course management systems and evolving technologies. key articles retained from current edition are revised and updated to reflect current trends and changes in the field Praise for the First Edition "The Fielding Institute authors apply an impressive wealth of organizational management theory and experience in their analyses of computer-mediated teaching and learning. The result is an enjoyable-to-read, fresh and lively book, delivering an abundance of ideas about how to establish a supportive learning environment, design a well structured course and manage electronically mediated dialog, -- in other words, how to successfully facilitate learning in the new context of on-line distance education." —Michael G. Moore, Pennsylvania State University and Editor, The American Journal of Distance Education "This book is a fascinating, comprehensive, revealing array of information about online learning. It is full of practical applications and significant implications for a future where online learning will play an increasingly larger role. It is essential for any library keeping up on online learning innovations." —Dr. Bernard J. Luskin, President and Co-CEO, GlobalLearningSystems, Inc. Visiting Professor, Claremont Graduate University "This book not only is that rare breed that addresses online learning in both higher education and corporate environments but every chapter is intriguing, informative, and accurately grounded. This book provides a comprehensive, timely, and informative look at online learning in higher education and corporate training settings. For an update on the state of e-learning in educational and training environments, simply read this book." —Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., Indiana University and Courseshare.com "Business and Learning have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship in our culture. The pace of change, however, has created separation between these two vital elements. The "Handbook of Online Learning" showcases the latest thinking and applications in learning delivery, and offers real promise that the gap is being bridged." —D.M. Verkest, AT&T Wireless Services, Vice-President-National Operations "The authors of this book are all experienced distance educators who know what the issues are: How are people engaged in teaching and learning at a distance "present" to one another? How do you create a community in the class? How can a teacher deal with an obstreperous student? What are the teaching/learning environments in universities and corporations as they affect distance education? The essays in this book inhabit the border where the idea of distance education meets the reality. The give practical advice and provide examples informed by both theory and experience." —Stanley Chodorow, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego & Former CEO, California Virtual University



Analyzing Social Science Data

Analyzing Social Science Data Author Professor David de Vaus
ISBN-10 1446226107
Release 2002-06-01
Pages 402
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In this novel and refreshing textbook, David de Vaus directs students to the core of data analysis. The book is an authoritative guide to the problems facing beginners in the field. Analyzing Social Science Data guides students in: problems with the initial data; problems with the initial variables; how to handle too much data; how to generalize; problems of analyzing single variables; problems examining bivariate relationships; and problems examining multivariate relationships The book is a "tour de force" in making data analysis manageable and rewarding for today's undergraduate studying research methods. I'm full of admiration for this book. Once again, David de Vaus has come up with a superb book that is well written and organized and which will be a boon to a wide range of students. He has taken a vast array of problems that users of quantitative data analysis procedures are likely to encounter. The selection of issues and problems ... reflects the experience of a true practitioner with a grasp of his field and of the intricacies of the research process. The selection of issues clearly derives also from experience of teaching students how to do research and analyse data....A large number of practitioners will want the book. I was surprised at how much I learned from this. This will be a vital book for the bookshelves of practitioners of the craft of quantitative data analysis' - "Alan Bryman, Professor of Social Research, Loughborough University



Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation Author Linda Dale Bloomberg
ISBN-10 9781506307718
Release 2015-11-05
Pages 400
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Addressing one of the key challenges facing doctoral students, Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation by Linda Dale Bloomberg and Marie Volpe fills a gap in qualitative literature by offering comprehensive guidance and practical tools for navigating each step in the qualitative dissertation journey, including the planning, research, and writing phases. Blending the conceptual, theoretical, and practical, the book becomes a dissertation in action—a logical and cohesive explanation and illustration of content and process. The Third Edition maintains key features that distinguish its unique approach and has been thoroughly updated and expanded throughout to reflect and address recent developments in the field.



Becoming a Behavioral Science Researcher

Becoming a Behavioral Science Researcher Author Rex B. Kline
ISBN-10 9781593858384
Release 2009
Pages 367
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Students and beginning researchers often discover that their introductory statistics and methods courses have not fully equipped them to plan and execute their own behavioral research studies. This indispensable book bridges the gap between course work and conducting independent research. With clarity and wit, the author helps the reader build needed skills to formulate a precise, meaningful research question; understand the pros and cons of widely used research designs and analysis options; correctly interpret the outcomes of statistical tests; make informed measurement choices for a particular study; manage the practical aspects of data screening and preparation; and craft effective journal articles, oral presentations, and posters. Including annotated examples and recommended readings, most chapters feature theoretical and computer-based exercises, complete with an answer appendix so readers can check their work. Intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in psychology, education, and related behavioral and social science disciplines, this book will also appeal to new researchers who are seeking to hone their skills. It will serve as a text in advanced undergraduate courses that focus on conducting independent research, such as Psychology Honors Thesis, as well as in graduate level courses such as Thesis Writing, Quantitative Methods, Experimental Design, and Dissertation Seminar.



Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation

Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation Author James E. Mauch
ISBN-10 0824718003
Release 1983
Pages 234
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Getting started; The research advisor; Developing the proposal; Preparation of the proposal; The thesis or dissertation committee; Approval of the study plan; Conduct of the study; Writing the manuscript; Defense of the thesis or dissertation; The completed thesis or dissetation and future growth.



Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation

Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation Author Irene L. Clark
ISBN-10 9780132797306
Release 2006-12-21
Pages 240
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A complete, step-by-step, practical overview of the process of writing successful theses and dissertations Every year thousands of graduate students face the daunting–sometimes terrifying– challenge of writing a thesis or dissertation. But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does. It combines the practical guidance and theoretical understanding students need to complete their theses or dissertations with maximum insight and minimum stress. Drawing on her extensive research and experience advising hundreds of graduate students, Dr. Irene Clark presents a solid overview of the writing process. Clark shows how to apply innovative theories of process and genre and understand the writing process for what it is: your entrance into a conversation with the scholarly community that will determine your success or failure. This book offers useful strategies for each phase of the process, from choosing advisors and identifying topics through writing, revision, and review. Coverage includes • Getting started: overcoming procrastination and writer’s block • Understanding the genre of the thesis or dissertation • Speaking the “language of the academy” • Writing compelling proposals • Developing and revising drafts • Constructing effective literature reviews • Working with tables, graphs, and other visual materials • Working with advisors and dissertation committees • Avoiding inadvertent plagiarism Experience based, theoretically grounded, jargon free, and practical, Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation will help you become a more effective writer–and a more meaningful contributor to the scholarly conversation. Preface xi Introduction: Writing a Thesis or Dissertation: An Overview of the Process xix Chapter 1: Getting Started 1 Chapter 2: So What? Discovering Possibilities 17 Chapter 3: The Proposal as an Argument: A Genre Approach to the Proposal 33 Chapter 4: Mapping Texts: The Reading/Writing Connection 63 Chapter 5: Writing and Revising 83 Chapter 6: Writing the Literature Review 103 Chapter 7: Using Visual Materials 125 Chapter 8: The Advisor and Thesis/Dissertation Committee 139 Chapter 9: Working with Grammar and Style 155 Chapter 10: Practical Considerations 175 Index: 193