How to Write Health Sciences Papers, Dissertations and Theses

ISBN-10: 0443062838

ISBN-13: 9780443062834

Edition: 2000

Authors: Shane A. Thomas

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This work is a guide to writing health sciences papers of all kinds, in an attempt to assist students and their supervisors working in the health sciences, and others involved in the field, to complete their research studies and higher degrees.
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/6/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Overview of this Book
Introduction
An Overview of the Health Sciences Thesis Structure
Supervision and the Chances of Success
Student Completion Rates (What are the Odds?)
Supervision Arrangements
The Student-Supervisor Dialogue
Meeting Frequency between Students and Supervisors
Meeting Purpose and Content
Preparing Written Work for the Supervisor
Student Access to Resources
Managing Student-Supervisor Conflict
Managing Supervisor-Supervisor Conflict
General Writing Techniques and Strategies
Telling Them! The Importance of the Thesis Plan
Thesis Drafts
Dealing with Writers Block
The Writing Environment and Tools
What to Write With
Document Safety
The Psychology of Thesis Writing
Determining the Scope of the Research Programme and Thesis
Thesis Size
Research Programme Scope
The Introduction and Literature Review
The Functions of the Thesis Introduction
Developing the Thesis Rationale
How to Write a Literature Review
Evaluation and Critique
Size of the Introductory Chapter
Selection of Literature for Inclusion in the Literature Review
Thesis Aims and Research Questions
Keeping Your Literature Under Control
Computer-Assisted Literature Searching
Searches of Collected Printed Abstracts
Manual Searching Methods
Consulting Other Experts
Suggested Order of the Different Types of Searches
Organisation and Filing of Literature Materials
The Scope of Literature Collections
Bibliographic Software
The Thesis Methodology
Research Participants/Subjects
Research Tools
Protocols and Procedures
The Methodological Defence
Ethics Procedures
Ethical Principles
Common Questions Encountered in Ethical Clearance Procedures
Informed Consent
Ethics Records
Writing the Thesis Results and Discussion
The Organisation of the Presentation of Results and Discussion Chapters
Presentation Design Principles for the Results Section of Theses
The Thesis Conclusion
Summary of the Outcomes of the Literature Review
Major Findings of the Thesis and how they Integrate with Previous Work
Strengths and Limitations of the Research
Future Avenues of Research
The Process of Writing the Concluding Chapter
The Thesis Abstract
The Function of the Abstract
How to Write the Abstract
The Final Production of the Thesis
The Thesis Structure
Preparation and Production of Figures
Duplication and Printing of the Thesis
Proofreading
The Final Hard-Bound Copies
The Examination of the Thesis
The Submission and Examination Process
Typical Format of a Thesis Examination
Examination Reports
Some Observations on the Selection of Thesis Examiners
Reconciliation of Examiners Reports
How to Deal with Revisions
Publications and the Thesis
Academic Authorship Conventions
When Should Publication from the Thesis Occur? Conference Presentations
Journal Publications
Book Chapters and Monographs
Publication in the Popular Press
The Last Word
References
Annotated Thesis Writing and Research Bibliography
Appendix: Thesis Preparation Checklist
Index
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