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Writing your doctoral dissertation : invisible rules for success / Rita S. Brause.

By: Brause, Rita S.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Falmer, 2000Description: xvi, 163 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0750707968 (hbk.); 0203159489; 9780203159484; 0203024575; 9780203024577; 0750707445 (pbk.).Subject(s): Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Dissertations, Academic | WritingDDC classification: 808.066378 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents 1. Comparing a dissertation to a long term paper -- Writing a dissertation -- Writing a term paper -- 2. Jumping through hoops, going on a journey: personal metaphors for the process -- Metaphors for dissertation writing -- Reflecting on the reflections -- 3. The stages in writing a dissertation: an overview -- Institutional stages in the process: labels of progress -- The Coursework phase -- The Examination phase -- The Dissertation phase -- Noncompleters in doctoral programs -- 4. Pithy insights and suggestions for success -- Dissertation topic selection -- The dissertation committee -- Organization -- Writing -- The university community -- Personal stance -- Preparing for your study -- 5. Identifying your dissertation topic and your research questions -- Creating a setting for working on your dissertation -- Identifying your research problem or question -- Alternative starting points -- 6. Forming your dissertation committee -- The dissertation committee structure -- Characteristics to consider in selecting your committee chair -- Selecting the chair of your dissertation committee -- Selecting the readers on your doctoral committee -- 7. Roles and responsibilities of dissertation committees -- University concerns -- The university's commitment to your dissertation work -- Starting to work with your committee -- The complexities of the committee's power -- 8. Creating a professional setting: student-colleagues and other important resources -- Student-colleagues -- The university community -- Professional conferences and colleagues -- 9. Developing a productive setting -- The doctoral student's mind-set -- Your dissertation work -- The other people in your life -- Doing your study -- 10. Writing your dissertation proposal while designing your dissertation research -- Purposes for writing a dissertation proposal -- Contents of the dissertation proposal -- Steps towards approval of your proposal -- 11. Conducting your study -- Collecting and storing your data -- 12. Analyzing and interpreting your data -- Preliminary organization of your data -- Starting your analysis -- Why is explicit documentation important? -- Direct connection to your research questions -- Reducing your data -- Interpreting your findings -- Knowing what you found -- 13. Presenting your findings: drafting and editing your dissertation -- Creating a compelling argument for your findings -- 14. Defending your dissertation: preparing for orals.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents 1. Comparing a dissertation to a long term paper --
Writing a dissertation --
Writing a term paper --
2. Jumping through hoops, going on a journey: personal metaphors for the process --
Metaphors for dissertation writing --
Reflecting on the reflections --
3. The stages in writing a dissertation: an overview --
Institutional stages in the process: labels of progress --
The Coursework phase --
The Examination phase --
The Dissertation phase --
Noncompleters in doctoral programs --
4. Pithy insights and suggestions for success --
Dissertation topic selection --
The dissertation committee --
Organization --
Writing --
The university community --
Personal stance --
Preparing for your study --
5. Identifying your dissertation topic and your research questions --
Creating a setting for working on your dissertation --
Identifying your research problem or question --
Alternative starting points --
6. Forming your dissertation committee --
The dissertation committee structure --
Characteristics to consider in selecting your committee chair --
Selecting the chair of your dissertation committee --
Selecting the readers on your doctoral committee --
7. Roles and responsibilities of dissertation committees --
University concerns --
The university's commitment to your dissertation work --
Starting to work with your committee --
The complexities of the committee's power --
8. Creating a professional setting: student-colleagues and other important resources --
Student-colleagues --
The university community --
Professional conferences and colleagues --
9. Developing a productive setting --
The doctoral student's mind-set --
Your dissertation work --
The other people in your life --
Doing your study --
10. Writing your dissertation proposal while designing your dissertation research --
Purposes for writing a dissertation proposal --
Contents of the dissertation proposal --
Steps towards approval of your proposal --
11. Conducting your study --
Collecting and storing your data --
12. Analyzing and interpreting your data --
Preliminary organization of your data --
Starting your analysis --
Why is explicit documentation important? --
Direct connection to your research questions --
Reducing your data --
Interpreting your findings --
Knowing what you found --
13. Presenting your findings: drafting and editing your dissertation --
Creating a compelling argument for your findings --
14. Defending your dissertation: preparing for orals.

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