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Doing Dissertations in Politics

Doing Dissertations in Politics

A Student Guide

  • Author: David Silbergh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134540515
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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This guide has been designed to help undergraduates develop an understanding of practical research methods, and their application in the undergraduate dissertation. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it offers advice on all aspects of undergraduate research, from choosing a dissertation subject through to presenting the finished article. Features of this book: concise chapters which provide an introduction to various aspects of research methods, including: why it is important; quantitative and qualitative methods; and practical application advice, hints and tips on planning, presenting, researching and writing undergraduate dissertations a wide range of examples of research to clearly illustrate different issues and methods which students may encounter guides to further reading and thinking at the end of each chapter.

Doing Your Undergraduate Social Science Dissertation

Doing Your Undergraduate Social Science Dissertation

  • Author: Karen Smith,Malcolm Todd,Julia Waldman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134034768
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
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Are you a final year social science student who has to do a dissertation or final year project? Do you have no idea where to start? If so, Doing Your Undergraduate Social Science Dissertation is the book for you, covering the whole dissertation journey from project planning to submission. Using a mixture of useful information, exercises, practical strategies, case study material and further reading, it helps you through the process, giving hints and tips on beginning and managing your research project and working with your supervisors. Packed with proven practical advice, it also identifies many other sources of information and resources, making it your most dependable starting point and guide on your dissertation journey. Also included are links to accompanying materials on the Routledge website. The authors have extensive experience in teaching at all levels in the social sciences, supervising social science undergraduates and dissertations.

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Tips and Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Fred C. Lunenburg,Beverly J. Irby
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 141294225X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 333
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This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought

An Alternative View

  • Author: Jonathan Keller,Alex Zamalin
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317213874
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 186
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The twenty-first century presents unique political challenges, like increasing concern over racially based police brutality and mass incarceration, continuing economic and gender inequality, the rise of conservative and libertarian politics, and the appropriate role of religion in American politics. Current scholarship in American political thought research neither adequately responds to the contemporary moment in American politics nor fully captures the depth and scope of this rich tradition. This collection of essays offers an innovative expansion of the American political tradition. By exposing the major ideas and thinkers of the four major yet still underappreciated alternative traditions of American political thought—African American, feminist, radical and conservative—this book challenges the boundaries of American political thinking about such values like freedom, justice, equality, democracy, economy, rights, identity, and the role of the state in American life. These traditions, the various authors show in different ways, not only present a much fuller and more accurate characterization of what counts as American political thought. They are also especially unique for the conceptual resources they provide for addressing contemporary developments in American politics. Offering an original and substantive interpretation of thinkers and movements, American Political Thought will help students understand how to put American political thought into conversation with contemporary debates in political theory.

Understanding Political Science Research Methods

Understanding Political Science Research Methods

The Challenge of Inference

  • Author: Maryann Barakso,Brian Schaffner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781138170612
  • Category:
  • Page: 250
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This text starts by explaining the fundamental goal of good political science research--the ability to answer interesting and important questions by generating valid inferences about political phenomena. Before the text even discusses the process of developing a research question, the authors introduce the reader to what it means to make an inference and the different challenges that social scientists face when confronting this task. Only with this ultimate goal in mind will students be able to ask appropriate questions, conduct fruitful literature reviews, select and execute the proper research design, and critically evaluate the work of others. The authors' primary goal is to teach students to critically evaluate their own research designs and others' and analyze the extent to which they overcome the classic challenges to making inference: internal and external validity concerns, omitted variable bias, endogeneity, measurement, sampling, and case selection errors, and poor research questions or theory. As such, students will not only be better able to conduct political science research, but they will also be more savvy consumers of the constant flow of causal assertions that they confront in scholarship, in the media, and in conversations with others. Three themes run through Barakso, Sabet, and Schaffner's text: minimizing classic research problems to making valid inferences, effective presentation of research results, and the nonlinear nature of the research process. Throughout their academic years and later in their professional careers, students will need to effectively convey various bits of information. Presentation skills gleaned from this text will benefit students for a lifetime, whether they continue in academia or in a professional career. Several distinctive features make this book noteworthy: A common set of examples threaded throughout the text give students a common ground across chapters and expose them to a broad range of subfields in the discipline. Box features throughout the book illustrate the nonlinear, "non-textbook" reality of research, demonstrate the often false inferences and poor social science in the way the popular press covers politics, and encourage students to think about ethical issues at various stages of the research process.

PLANNING YOUR DISSERTATION

PLANNING YOUR DISSERTATION

  • Author: Kate Williams
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 135200321X
  • Category:
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Your Dissertation in Education

Your Dissertation in Education

  • Author: Scott Buckler,Nicholas Walliman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473943264
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 360
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Are you struggling with your dissertation? Have you started too late and now you're panicking? Help is here! Your Dissertation in Education is a straight-forward, plain English guide to doing and writing your project. It will take you from start to finish, with practical and friendly advice on every page. This second edition includes: - A new Foundations section with the concepts and tools you need to get started - An expanded guide to methodology and writing about methods - A new chapter on mixed methods An essential companion on your dissertation journey, this book is ideal for students across education, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics

Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics

  • Author: Gerardo L. Munck,Richard Snyder,Gabriel A. Almond
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801884641
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 773
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In the first collection of interviews with the most prominent scholars in comparative politics since World War II, Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder trace key developments in the field during the twentieth century. Organized around a broad set of themes—intellectual formation and training; major works and ideas; the craft and tools of research; colleagues, collaborators, and students; and the past and future of comparative politics—these in-depth interviews offer unique and candid reflections that bring the research process to life and shed light on the human dimension of scholarship. Giving voice to scholars who practice their craft in different ways yet share a passion for knowledge about global politics, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics offers a wealth of insights into contemporary debates about the state of knowledge in comparative politics and the future of the field.

Writing in Political Science

Writing in Political Science

A Brief Guide

  • Author: Danielle LaVaque-Manty,Mika LaVaque-Manty
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780190203931
  • Category: Academic writing
  • Page: 224
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Writing in Political Science: A Brief Guide applies the key concepts of rhetoric and composition--audience, purpose, genre, and credibility--to examples based in political science. It is part of a series of brief, discipline-specific writing guides from Oxford University Press designed for today's writing-intensive college courses. The series is edited by Tom Deans (University of Connecticut) and Mya Poe (Northeastern University).

General Catalogue

General Catalogue

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Catalogs, College
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Authoring a PhD

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

  • Author: Patrick Dunleavy
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230802087
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 312
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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.

Your Human Geography Dissertation

Your Human Geography Dissertation

Designing, Doing, Delivering

  • Author: Kimberley Peters
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473933544
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 264
  • View: 9475
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An undergraduate dissertation is your opportunity to engage with geographical research, first-hand. But completing a student project can be a stressful and complex process. Your Human Geography Dissertation breaks the task down into three helpful stages: Designing: Deciding on your approach, your topic and your research question, and ensuring your project is feasible Doing: Situating your research and selecting the best methods for your dissertation project Delivering: Dealing with data and writing up your findings With information and task boxes, soundbites offering student insight and guidance, and links to online materials, this book offers a complete and accessible overview of the key skills needed to prepare, research, and write a successful human geography dissertation.

From Dissertation to Book

From Dissertation to Book

  • Author: William Germano
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226288471
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 152
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All new Phd's hope that their dissertations can become books. But a dissertation is written for a committee and a book for the larger world. William Germano's From Dissertation to Book is the essential guide for academic writers who want to revise a doctoral thesis for publication. The author of Getting It Published, Germano draws upon his extensive experience in academic publishing to provide writers with a state-of-the-art view of how to turn a dissertation into a manuscript that publishers will notice. Acknowledging first that not all theses can become books, Germano shows how some dissertations might have a better life as one or more journal articles or as chapters in a newly conceived book. But even dissertations strong enough to be published as books first need to become book manuscripts, and at the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is a fundamental process of adapting from one genre of writing to another. Germano offers clear guidance on how to do just this. Writers will find advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. With crisp directives, engaging examples, and a sympathetic eye for the foibles of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhD's the process of careful and thoughtful revision—a truly invaluable skill as they grow into their new roles as professional writers.

The Action Research Dissertation

The Action Research Dissertation

A Guide for Students and Faculty

  • Author: Kathryn Herr,Gary L. Anderson
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483358127
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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The first edition of The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty was a first-of-its-kind reference, distilling the authors’ decades of action research experience into a handy guide for graduate students. The Second Edition continues to provide an accessible roadmap that honors the complexity of action research, while providing an overview of how action research is defined, its traditions and history, and the rationale for using it. Authors Kathryn Herr and Gary L. Anderson demonstrate that action research is not only appropriate for a dissertation, but also is a deeply rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This practical book demonstrates how 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 dissertation defense.

Dissertations and Discussions

Dissertations and Discussions

Political, Philosophical, and Historical

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
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Demystifying Dissertation Writing

Demystifying Dissertation Writing

A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text

  • Author: Peg Boyle Single
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 1579226868
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
  • View: 6910
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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.

The Clockwork Muse

The Clockwork Muse

  • Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674135865
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 111
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For anyone who has blanched at the uphill prospect of finishing a thesis, dissertation, or book, this piece holds out something more practical than hope: a plan.

Dissertations and Discussions: Political, Philosophical, and Historical: Vindication of the French revolution of February, 1848; in reply to Lord Brougham and others. Appendix. Enfranchisement of women. Dr. Whewell on Moral philosophy. Grote's History of Greece. A few words on non-intervention. The slave power. Utilitarianism

Dissertations and Discussions: Political, Philosophical, and Historical: Vindication of the French revolution of February, 1848; in reply to Lord Brougham and others. Appendix. Enfranchisement of women. Dr. Whewell on Moral philosophy. Grote's History of Greece. A few words on non-intervention. The slave power. Utilitarianism

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  • Category: Sociology
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Methods in Human Geography

Methods in Human Geography

A guide for students doing a research project

  • Author: Robin Flowerdew,David M. Martin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317873386
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Doing Your Social Science Dissertation

Doing Your Social Science Dissertation

  • Author: Judith Burnett
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1412931134
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 270
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Judith Burnett helps students to rise to the dissertation challenge, making the most of the opportunities which a dissertation offers and overcoming the obstacles to successful completion. This book takes students through the process of doing a dissertation from turning the raw ideas into a research question, designing the research project, choosing appropriate methods, developing a research proposal, planning and executing the project, working with data, writing up, and preparing the work for presentation.