Dissertation Journey A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation

ISBN-10: 0761938877

ISBN-13: 9780761938873

Edition: 2004

Authors: Carol M. Roberts

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This manual focuses on the practical aspects of writing and organizing a dissertation, in particular, the psychological and social hurdles that are involved.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Carol M. Roberts is Professor in the University of La Verne's Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership where she advises doctoral students, chairs dissertations, and teaches research plus a variety of courses focused on leading organizations. Carol is a speaker, consultant, and seminar leader specializing in organizational and team development, strategic planning, conflict resolution, coaching, and personal mastery. She has been a trainer for the California School Leadership Academy and the California School Boards Association. She received her doctoral degree in planning, policy, and administration from the University of Southern California. Carol served on the Executive Board for the Southern Counties Women in Educational Management and was awarded its Woman of the Year award.

Foreword
Preface
About the Author
Quests and Questions
Do You Have What It Takes?
What Exactly Is a Dissertation?
Preparing for the Climb
The Six Inner Essentials
Choosing a Dissertation Topic
Creating Your Dissertation Team
Dissertation Support Groups
Beginning the Climb
Organizing Yourself
Conducting a Literature Review
Using Computers for Research
Mastering the Academic Style
Selecting a Methodology
Climbing to Base Camp
Writing the Introduction (Chapter One)
Explaining the Methodology (Chapter Three)
Holding the Proposal Meeting
Final Preparations for the Peak
Organizing and Presenting the Literature Review (Chapter Two)
Analyzing and Presenting the Results (Chapter Four)
Final Ascent
Summarizing and Discussing the Results (Chapter Five)
The Oral Defense: D-Day
View From the Top and Beyond
The Next Peak
Parting Thoughts
Sample Dissertation Timeline - Gantt Chart
Source of Data Chart
Sample Participant Letter and Questionnaire
Sample Table - Presenting the Results
Dissertation Content Checklist
Bibliography
Index
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