Complete Your Dissertation Or Thesis in Two Semesters Or Less

Author: Evelyn Hunt Ogden
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742552896
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

With the average length of time to complete a doctorate approaching 7.6 years, there is no better time for this comprehensive guide. A dissertation or thesis need not be a lengthy, tedious process; but a relatively short, tolerable, and most importantly, rewarding experience. Written for doctoral and master's degree students enrolled in on-campus programs and thousands of other students pursuing accelerated and online-based degree programs, this book demystifies the seemingly daunting process. From choosing a topic and advisor, to efficient researching, writing, and defense, Complete Your Dissertation or Thesis in Two Semesters or Less provides students with the information they need to conquer this academic experience.

Completing Your Doctoral Dissertation Master s Thesis in Two Semesters or Less

Author: Evelyn Hunt Ogden
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781461648444
Release Date: 1997-07-28
Genre: Education

A long-term bestseller, this book is a pragmatic step-by-step guide to completing you dissertation or thesis during two semesters, in fifty workdays or less. It covers advisor and topic selection, proposal development, data collection and organization, available assistance, writing, and defense. The author demystifies the process and provides you with essential guidance through the rites of passage that are an integral part of completing your degree.

Completing Your Doctoral Dissertation Or Master s Thesis in Two Semesters Or Less

Author: Evelyn Hunt Ogden
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781566760355
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Education

A long-term bestseller, this book is a pragmatic step-by-step guide to completing you dissertation or thesis during two semesters, in fifty workdays or less. It covers advisor and topic selection, proposal development, data collection and organization, available assistance, writing, and defense. The author demystifies the process and provides you with essential guidance through the rites of passage that are an integral part of completing your degree.

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

Author: David Sternberg
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466884700
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Study Aids

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps" -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much more

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

Author: Joan Bolker
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429968885
Release Date: 1998-08-15
Genre: Reference

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.

Authoring a PhD

Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230802087
Release Date: 2003-04-28
Genre: Education

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.

Finish Your Dissertation Once and for All

Author: Alison B. Miller
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1433804158
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Education

Combining psychological support with a project management approach, an experienced dissertation coach shows readers how to overcome negativity and succeed beyond their own expectations.

Destination Dissertation

Author: Sonja K. Foss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442246157
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Your dissertation is not a hurdle to jump or a battle to fight; as this handbook makes clear, your dissertation is the first of many destinations on the path of your professional career. Destination Dissertation guides you to the successful completion of your dissertation by framing the process as a stimulating and exciting trip—one that can be completed in fewer than nine months and by following twenty-nine specific steps. Sonja Foss and William Waters—your guides on this trip—explain concrete and efficient processes for completing the parts of the dissertation that tend to cause the most delays: conceptualizing a topic, developing a pre-proposal, writing a literature review, writing a proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing the last chapter. This guidebook is crafted for use by students in all disciplines and for both quantitative and qualitative dissertations, and incorporates a wealth of real-life examples from every step of the journey.

Dissertation and Research Success

Author: Timothy A. Delicath and Robin Buckley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479764273
Release Date: 2013-02
Genre: Education

It would be easier to quit. Completing a doctoral program is not easy, and trying to complete a dissertation at the end of your program when the last of your energy and motivation is hanging by a string, can seem insurmountable. So, yes, it would be easier to quit. There are even individuals out in the world who proudly use the acronym "ABD" (all-but-dissertation) as their terminal "degree" on resumes, business cards and such. But in all honesty, I can tell you what ABD really stands for quitting. You've invested too much time, energy and money into your doctoral experience to give up. With that being said, this is not an easy journey. Finding resources and support to help you navigate through your doctoral program in the most efficient and painless way is an absolute.

Writing the Doctoral Dissertation

Author: Gordon B. Davis
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 0764147870
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Here is the first book every prospective doctoral candidate should read. Many students have praised this title’s two previous editions for their ability to convey a sense of order and structure to the formidable task of dissertation writing. This new edition has been updated to account for recent advances in digital technology and the realities of today’s academic world, it presents solid advice on: Selecting an advisor and a dissertation committee Selecting a dissertation topic Investigating existing knowledge on the topic Making a dissertation proposal Budgeting and scheduling time for research and writing Working with the advisor and dissertation committee Managing dissertation activities Defending and publishing the dissertation The authors also offer detailed advice on using computer software for storing, retrieving, and analyzing data, as well as for writing the dissertation.

Demystifying Dissertation Writing

Author: Peg Boyle Single
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781579226862
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Genre: Education

Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: Establishing a consistent writing routine Working with a support group Consulting your advisor Understanding your committee’s expectations Setting a realistic and timely schedule Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity. The author uncovers much tacit knowledge, provides advice on working with dissertation advisors and committee members, presents proven techniques for the prewriting and writing stages of the dissertation, sets out a system for keeping on schedule, and advocates enlisting peer support. As Peg Boyle Single states, “my goal is quite simple and straightforward: for you to experience greater efficiency and enjoyment while writing. If you experience anxiety, blocking, impatience, perfectionism or procrastination when you write, then this system is for you. I want you to be able to complete your writing so that you can move on with the rest of your life.” Few scholars, let alone graduate students, have been taught habits of writing fluency and productivity. The writing skills imparted by this book will not only help the reader through the dissertation writing process, but will serve her or him in whatever career she or he embarks on, given the paramount importance of written communication, especially in the academy. This book presents a system of straightforward and proven techniques that are used by productive writers, and applies them to the dissertation process. In particular, it promotes the concept of writing networks – whether writing partners or groups – to ensure that writing does not become an isolated and tortured process, while not hiding the need for persistence and sustained effort. This book is intended for graduate students and their advisers in the social sciences, the humanities, and professional fields. It can further serve as a textbook for either informal writing groups led by students or for formal writing seminars offered by departments or graduate colleges. The techniques described will help new faculty advice their students more effectively and even achieve greater fluency in their own writing.

Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation

Author: Steven R. Terrell
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462523023
Release Date: 2015-11-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis. Of special utility, end-of-chapter exercises serve as building blocks for developing a full draft of an original proposal. Numerous case study examples are drawn from across the social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Appendices present an exemplary proposal written three ways to encompass quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs. User-Friendly Features *"Let's Start Writing" exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft. *"Do You Understand?" checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary. *End-of-chapter quizzes with answers. *Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems. *Sample proposal with three variants of the methods chapter: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.

How to Write an Exceptional Thesis Or Dissertation

Author: J. S. Graustein
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601386038
Release Date: 2014-06-30
Genre: Education

According to the Council of Graduate Schools, only 57 percent of students who start their Ph.D.s complete them within ten years, and many times itâe(tm)s the thesis or dissertation that is holding them back. In this book, you will gain insight regarding the entire research process, from organizing your literature and materials most effectively to analyzing and evaluating the big picture for defense. You will learn how to locate and recognize a topic that is appropriate for your thesis or dissertation, and you will discover how to expand on the subject matter to ensure itâe(tm)s unique and distinct from any other research out there. This book will ensure that your argument is strong, sound, and persuasive throughout your entire thesis or dissertation, from the introductory chapter through the summarizing conclusive statements, and you will learn how to do so without plagiarizing or cutting corners. You will master how to write ethically, objectively, and properly according to your academic subjectâe(tm)s standards. With this book as your guide, you will even find out how your research can take you from a proposal to a published writing career. With this book, you will learn everything from the ground-level basics to the more detailed breakdown of the research process. You will gain a strong understanding of the difference between a thesis and dissertation, and you will grasp the components expected of your work âe" regardless of the subject matter of your research. This book will walk you through the entire process step-by-step, teaching you how to structure a planning and writing schedule that will keep the process manageable and not overwhelming. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Writing Your Dissertation 3rd Edition

Author: Derek Swetnam
Publisher: How To Books
ISBN: 9781848034778
Release Date: 2000-04-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Gives you the tools to produce a first class dissertation This book gives you the confidence, tools and techniques to produce a first-class dissertation. It offers practical guidelines to planning realistic timetables and structuring every aspect of your work. Find out how to avoid common mistakes and the best way to present your work, and even how to assess your dissertation in the same way as a university or college tutor does.

The Dissertation Journey

Author: Carol M. Roberts
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412977982
Release Date: 2010-08-23
Genre: Education

It’s an uphill climb—but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework