Surviving Your Thesis

  • Filename: surviving-your-thesis.
  • ISBN: 0415322219
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Survive Your Doctorate

  • Filename: how-to-survive-your-doctorate.
  • ISBN: 9780335234448
  • Release Date: 2009-09-01
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Matthiesen, Jane
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)



The aim of this book is to present student perspectives (via case studies) on doing a Ph. D. and thus give potential or current Ph. D. candidates an insight into 'real life'. Most of the literature in the area focuses on academic models of learning and gives clinical advice on how to achieve the 'content' of a Ph. D. However, a doctoral degree requires many additional skills. This is a light-hearted approach which looks at the everyday interpersonal, social and environmental issues associated with doing a PhD from application through to graduation.

Writing for Social Scientists

  • Filename: writing-for-social-scientists.
  • ISBN: 9780226041377
  • Release Date: 2008-11-15
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Howard S. Becker
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



Students and researchers all write under pressure, and those pressures—most lamentably, the desire to impress your audience rather than to communicate with them—often lead to pretentious prose, academic posturing, and, not infrequently, writer’s block. Sociologist Howard S. Becker has written the classic book on how to conquer these pressures and simply write. First published nearly twenty years ago, Writing for Social Scientists has become a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. Becker’s message is clear: in order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat. It is not always an easy process, as Becker wryly relates. Decades of teaching, researching, and writing have given him plenty of material, and Becker neatly exposes the foibles of academia and its “publish or perish” atmosphere. Wordiness, the passive voice, inserting a “the way in which” when a simple “how” will do—all these mechanisms are a part of the social structure of academic writing. By shrugging off such impediments—or at the very least, putting them aside for a few hours—we can reform our work habits and start writing lucidly without worrying about grades, peer approval, or the “literature.” In this new edition, Becker takes account of major changes in the computer tools available to writers today, and also substantially expands his analysis of how academic institutions create problems for them. As competition in academia grows increasingly heated, Writing for Social Scientists will provide solace to a new generation of frazzled, would-be writers.

Structuring Your Research Thesis

  • Filename: structuring-your-research-thesis.
  • ISBN: 9781137009364
  • Release Date: 2012-06-14
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Author: Susan Carter
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan



Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.

Proposals That Work

  • Filename: proposals-that-work.
  • ISBN: 9781483321561
  • Release Date: 2013-04-18
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Lawrence F. Locke
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



Previous editions of this book have helped well over 100,000 students and professionals write effective proposals for dissertations and grants. Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, Locke/Spirduso/Silverman’s Proposals That Work offers clear advice backed up with excellent examples. In the fifth edition, the authors have included a discussion of the effects of new technologies and the Internet on the proposal process, with URLs listed where appropriate. In addition, there are new sections covering alternative forms of proposals and dissertations and the role of academic rigor in research. As always, the authors have included a number of specimen proposals, two that are completely new to this edition, to help shed light on the important issues surrounding the writing of proposals. Clear, straightforward, and reader friendly, Proposals That Work is a must own for anyone considering writing a proposal for a thesis, a dissertation, or a grant.

The Action Research Dissertation

  • Filename: the-action-research-dissertation.
  • ISBN: 0761929916
  • Release Date: 2005-01-12
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Author: Kathryn Herr
  • Publisher: SAGE



The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty provides an accessible roadmap that honors the complexity of action research. It will show that action research is appropriate not only for a dissertation, but also a deeply rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This book helps students understand the ways action research dissertations are different from more traditional dissertations and prepares students and their committees for the unique dilemmas they may face, such as validity, positionality, design, write-up, ethics, and defense of the dissertation.

DMCA - Contact