Destination Dissertation: A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 30 трав. 2007 р. - 380 стор.
Dissertations aren't walls to scale or battles to fight; they are destinations along the path to a professional career. Destination Dissertation is a handbook that helps students successfully develop and complete their dissertations. It uses travel as a metaphor framing the process as an exciting trip of 29 steps that can be completed in less than nine months. Designed for use by students in all disciplines and for both quantitative and qualitative dissertations, the book shows concrete and efficient processes for completing those parts of the dissertation where students tend to get stuck, from conceptualizing a topic to editing the final work. It includes a wealth of real-life examples from throughout the dissertation process, such as creating the proposal and coding data. This time-tested method comes from the authors' successful work at the Denver-based Scholars' Retreat. Essential for all PhD candidates!

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Preparing to Go The Dissertation Journey
The Journey before You 29 Steps
Planning the Trip The Conceptual Conversation
Developing Your Itinerary The Preproposal
Advice from Other Travelers The Literature Review
Getting There The Dissertation Proposal
Things to See and Do Data Collection and Analysis
Making the Most of Your Travels The Last Chapter Plus
Useful Phrases Writing and Editing
Travelogue The Dissertation Defense
Making the Best Use of Your Guide Advisor Advising
Avoiding Delays and Annoyances Enacting the Scholar Role
About the Authors
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Sonja K. Foss is professor of communication at the University of Colorado at Denver. She created and is co-director of Scholars' Retreat, designed to provide intensive, focused, and supervised writing time for dissertations, theses, and other writing projects. William Waters is assistant professor of English, coordinator of composition, director of the writing center, and coordinator of assessment at Northwest Missouri State University. He is co-director of Scholars' Retreat.

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