Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation A Roadmap from Beginning to End

ISBN-10: 141295651X
ISBN-13: 9781412956512
Edition: 2008
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Description: Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation fills an important gap in qualitative research literature by specifically addressing the fast-growing practice of qualitative master's studies and doctoral dissertations in colleges and universities  More...

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List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation fills an important gap in qualitative research literature by specifically addressing the fast-growing practice of qualitative master's studies and doctoral dissertations in colleges and universities throughout the world. Many students struggle with turning qualitative research projects into a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation because the research itself is inherently messy. To address this challenge, authors Linda Dale Bloomberg and Marie Volpe have distilled decades of experience into a first-of-its-kind, highly practical reference for graduate students. Offers roadmaps in the form of tables, figures, and matrices. These are intended as working tools to clarify thinking, and to organize and present data. Presents an integrative summary discussion at the end of each chapter that highlights key concepts and issues raised in the chapter Provides comprehensive checklists at the end of each chapter to review what has been accomplished before proceeding to the subsequent chapter. Includes an annotated bibliography in each chapter for easy referral to additional relevant sources. Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation is a must-have resource for any student contemplating a qualitative research project, thesis, or dissertation, and equally valuable to researchers undertaking and writing up their qualitative research.

Marie Volpe is adjunct assistant professor of adult and organizational learning at Teachers College Columbia University, where she teaches dissertation seminars and serves as advisor to doctoral candidates. She received her doctorate in adult education and master's in organizational psychology from Columbia University and has done postdoctoral work at Harvard University. She conducts workshops for teachers in Mongolia and lectures on qualitative research methods at Suzho University, China. After a career spanning 35 years with Exxon Corporation, where she held the position of manager of education and development, Dr. Volpe embarked on a second career in higher education, where she has practiced for the past 20 years.

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Appendices
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Taking Charge of Yourself and Your Work
Content and Process: A Chapter-By-Chapter Roadmap
Introduction To Your Study
Developing and Presenting the Literature Review
Presenting Methodology and Research Approach
Analyzing Data and Reporting Findings
Analyzing and Interpreting Findings
Drawing Sound Conclusions and Presenting Actionable Recommendations
Nearing Completion: Some Final Considerations
Afterword
References
Appendices
Author Index
Subject Index

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