Surviving Your Thesis

  • Filename: surviving-your-thesis.
  • ISBN: 0415322227
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: Suzan Burton
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



From choosing a supervisor and topic to staying motivated, completing a research thesis is not an easy matter. Each stage represents a different challenge and many students struggle through without identifying the skills needed to make the most of their time. This wonderful resource for all doctoral and masters level students, explores the challenges and complexities of successfully engaging in the research process and thesis writing. Chapters include: choosing and working with a supervisor developing a research proposal motivating yourself choosing the right research method responding to criticism advice from the examiners preparing work for publication. This clear and practical guide, ideal for all doctoral and masters level students, takes readers from the very early stages of the process through to the final phase of examination and publication, using vignette examples to highlight key issues.

Surviving Your Dissertation

  • Filename: surviving-your-dissertation.
  • ISBN: 9781483323787
  • Release Date: 2014-05-28
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



In the fully updated Fourth Edition of their best-selling guide, Surviving Your Dissertation, Kjell Erik Rudestam and Rae R. Newton answer questions concerning every stage of the dissertation process, including selecting a suitable topic, conducting a literature review, developing a research question, understanding the role of theory, selecting an appropriate methodology and research design, analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. In addition, this must-have guide covers topics that other dissertation guides often miss, such as the many types of quantitative and qualitative research models available, the principles of good scholarly writing, how to work with committees, how to meet IRB and ethical standards, and how to overcome task and emotional blocks. With plenty of current examples, the new edition features an expanded discussion of online research, data collection and analysis, and the use of data archives, as well as expanded coverage of qualitative methods and added information on mixed methods.

How To Survive Your Viva Defending A Thesis In An Oral Examination

  • Filename: how-to-survive-your-viva-defending-a-thesis-in-an-oral-examination.
  • ISBN: 9780335233823
  • Release Date: 2009-10-01
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Murray, Rowena
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)



A handbook to help students prepare for vivas. It presents real examples of questions and strategies for answering them; case studies of where vivas can go right or wrong; planning tools and a preparation framework; and verbal strategies to do justice to the thesis.

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

  • Filename: writing-your-dissertation-in-fifteen-minutes-a-day.
  • ISBN: 1429968885
  • Release Date: 1998-08-15
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Joan Bolker
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

How To Write A Thesis

  • Filename: how-to-write-a-thesis.
  • ISBN: 9780335244287
  • Release Date: 2011-05-01
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Murray, Rowena
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)



This invaluable book covers issues such as working out the criteria for your thesis, writers block, writing a literature review, making notes into a draft and much more. The author introduces practical writing techniques such as freewriting, generative writing and binge writing as well as what to do when you have the end in sight and when its all over.

How to Survive Your Freshman Year

  • Filename: how-to-survive-your-freshman-year.
  • ISBN: 9781933512303
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Mark W. Bernstein
  • Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC



How to Survive Your Freshman Year offers incoming college freshmen the experience, advice, and wisdom of their peers: hundreds of other students who have survived their first year of college and have something interesting to say about it. Based on interviews with hundreds of college students at every type of higher-learning institution across the country, this book has insights on every aspect of college life, including, what to take to the dorm, living with roommates, Facebook and other social networks, extracurricular activities, choosing classes, studying, going abroad, finances, food, the social scene, doing laundry, staying in touch with friends and family, and much more. Highly readable, much of the book consists of short snippets with some interesting insight and advice from the college students interviewed. The book also includes expert input from college advisors and officers.

Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

  • Filename: surviving-your-stupid-stupid-decision-to-go-to-grad-school.
  • ISBN: 9780307589453
  • Release Date: 2010-04-13
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Adam Ruben
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press



This is a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal. They lead the lives of the impoverished, grade the exams of whiny undergrads, and spend lonely nights in the library or laboratory pursuing a transcendent truth that only six or seven people will ever care about. These suffering, unshaven sad sacks are grad students, and their salvation has arrived in this witty look at the low points of grad school. Inside, you’ll find: • advice on maintaining a veneer of productivity in front of your advisor • tips for sleeping upright during boring seminars • a description of how to find which departmental events have the best unguarded free food • how you can convincingly fudge data and feign progress This hilarious guide to surviving and thriving as the lowliest of life-forms—the grad student—will elaborate on all of these issues and more. www.facebook.com/stupiddecisiontogogradschool From the Trade Paperback edition.

Surviving your dissertation

  • Filename: surviving-your-dissertation.
  • ISBN: 1412916798
  • Release Date: 2007-04
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc



Aimed at graduate students, this 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.

Surviving Graduate School in Psychology

  • Filename: surviving-graduate-school-in-psychology.
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106017433167
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: Tara L. Kuther
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn



What happens after you've been accepted onto a psychology graduate programme? How can you best prepare for the challenges ahead and make the most of your graduate school career? This book offers step-by-step advice for new graduate students, covering practical issues such as money, as well as getting to grips with the academic side.

Authoring a PhD

  • Filename: authoring-a-phd.
  • ISBN: 9780230368002
  • Release Date: 2003-04-28
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Patrick Dunleavy
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan



Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

Mastering Your PhD

  • Filename: mastering-your-phd.
  • ISBN: 9783540333883
  • Release Date: 2006-10-05
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Author: Patricia Gosling
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book helps guide PhD students through their graduate student days. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. It concentrates on critical skills and tactics that are overlooked by many other how-to guides.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

  • Filename: writing-your-doctoral-dissertation.
  • ISBN: 9781135711498
  • Release Date: 2012-10-02
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: Rita S. Brause
  • Publisher: Routledge



Increasing numbers of adults are enroling in doctoral programmes, but their earlier college lives often do not prepare them for the rules of the academic game. Many have no idea what a dissertation looks like, how it gets that way, or what options are available to them. This book is a practical guide for students who need help in progressing from the decision to write a dissertation to the planning, writing and defending of it. It includes samples of proposals and dissertations that have been accepted and data drawn from a number of sources, including focus groups with doctoral students and graduates and responses to an open-ended questionnaire from doctoral students across the United States.

Writing the Doctoral Dissertation

  • Filename: writing-the-doctoral-dissertation.
  • ISBN: 0812098005
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Author: Gordon Bitter Davis
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series



Provides an overview of the doctoral dissertation management approach and offers guidance for selecting a topic and planning and writing the dissertation

Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation

  • Filename: writing-the-successful-thesis-and-dissertation.
  • ISBN: 9780132797306
  • Release Date: 2006-12-21
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Irene L. Clark
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall



A complete, step-by-step, practical overview of the process of writing successful theses and dissertations Every year thousands of graduate students face the daunting–sometimes terrifying– challenge of writing a thesis or dissertation. But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does. It combines the practical guidance and theoretical understanding students need to complete their theses or dissertations with maximum insight and minimum stress. Drawing on her extensive research and experience advising hundreds of graduate students, Dr. Irene Clark presents a solid overview of the writing process. Clark shows how to apply innovative theories of process and genre and understand the writing process for what it is: your entrance into a conversation with the scholarly community that will determine your success or failure. This book offers useful strategies for each phase of the process, from choosing advisors and identifying topics through writing, revision, and review. Coverage includes • Getting started: overcoming procrastination and writer’s block • Understanding the genre of the thesis or dissertation • Speaking the “language of the academy” • Writing compelling proposals • Developing and revising drafts • Constructing effective literature reviews • Working with tables, graphs, and other visual materials • Working with advisors and dissertation committees • Avoiding inadvertent plagiarism Experience based, theoretically grounded, jargon free, and practical, Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation will help you become a more effective writer–and a more meaningful contributor to the scholarly conversation. Preface xi Introduction: Writing a Thesis or Dissertation: An Overview of the Process xix Chapter 1: Getting Started 1 Chapter 2: So What? Discovering Possibilities 17 Chapter 3: The Proposal as an Argument: A Genre Approach to the Proposal 33 Chapter 4: Mapping Texts: The Reading/Writing Connection 63 Chapter 5: Writing and Revising 83 Chapter 6: Writing the Literature Review 103 Chapter 7: Using Visual Materials 125 Chapter 8: The Advisor and Thesis/Dissertation Committee 139 Chapter 9: Working with Grammar and Style 155 Chapter 10: Practical Considerations 175 Index: 193

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