Surviving Your Dissertation A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process

ISBN-10: 1412916798

ISBN-13: 9781412916790

Edition: 3rd 2007

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Description: Like the previous editions of this bestselling text, Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, Third 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. Using examples from a wide range of disciplines, the authors give readers expert advice on the entire dissertation process: selecting a suitable topic; conducting a literature review; managing data overload; building an argument; presenting the material, data, and results; and working with faculty committees. The entire text has been updated and fresh examples have been added to it. This edition features an up-to-the-minute discussion of online research and the use of software packages. The authors have expanded their coverage of qualitative work, and added information about the use of mixed methods to the book. These updates and more make the third edition of Surviving Your Dissertation a must have resource for graduate students. Key Features ofthe ThirdEdition: Walks readers through the dissertation process as an ideal mentor would. Devotes more attention to qualitative work, and touches upon mixed methods. Discusses online library resources and completing ones dissertation via the Internet. Features new material on the use of graphics. Includes information about informed consent forms.

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Book details

List price: $64.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Kjell Erik Rudestam is Professor of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, having served for many years as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. He was previously a psychology professor at York University, Toronto. He received his PhD in psychology (clinical) from the University of Oregon. He is author of Your Statistical Consultant, Second Edition (also with Rae R. Newton), Handbook of Online Learning (with Judith Schoenholtz-Read), and eight other books, as well as numerous articles in professional journals on such topics as suicide, psychotherapy, and family and organizational systems. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12), a Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology (Clinical), and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Rae R. Newton is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at California Statenbsp;University, Fullerton. He recently joined the faculty of the School ofnbsp;Psychology at Fielding Graduate University where he serves as a researchnbsp;consultant and statistical advisor to doctoral students and faculty. Henbsp;received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santanbsp;Barbara, and completed postdoctoral training in mental health measurementnbsp;at Indiana University. His primary interests include longitudinalnbsp;modeling of outcomes for high risk youth and foster care populations,nbsp;family violence and statistics education. He is author, with Kjell Eriknbsp;Rudestam, of Your Statistical Consultant: Answers to Your Data Analysisnbsp;Questions, now in its second edition and numerous articles in professionalnbsp;journals on topics including family violence, child maltreatment, andnbsp;measurement. In semi-retirement he enjoys traveling with his wife in theirnbsp;RV and surfing throughout Mexico and Central America.

Getting Started
The Research Process
Selecting a Suitable Topic
Methods of Inquiry
Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Working With Content: The Dissertation Chapters
Review of the Literature and Statement of the Problem
The Method Chapter
Describing Your Research Plan
Presenting the Results of Empirical Studies
Discussion
Working With Process: What You Need to Know
Overcoming Barriers
Becoming an Expert While Controlling Your Own Destiny
Writing
Computing
Using a Personal Computer Effectively
Guidelines for the Presentation of Numbers in the Dissertation
Informed Consent and Other Ethical Concerns
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