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Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

  • Author: G. David Garson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780824706050
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 368
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"Describes the quantitative research process--framing analytical questions, developing a comprehensive outline, providing a roadmap for the reader, and accessing indispensable computer and program tools. Supplies end-of-chapter checklists, extensive examples, and biobliographies."

Doctoral Education: Research-Based Strategies for Doctoral Students, Supervisors and Administrators

Doctoral Education: Research-Based Strategies for Doctoral Students, Supervisors and Administrators

  • Author: Lynn McAlpine,Cheryl Amundsen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789400705074
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 213
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The quality of the academics who undertake the work of teaching and research is critical to the significance, status and relevance of our universities. There is widespread evidence that doctoral students are not being properly prepared for the changing face of higher education and that once they take up academic positions, they often experience many frustrations and tensions. This book, based on a four-year-long research program conducted by four academics and four graduate students, investigates the experiences of doctoral students, new academics and senior academics as they engage in their work related to doctoral education. Doctoral Education: Research-Based Strategies for Doctoral Students, Supervisors and Administrators offers research-based strategies for improving doctoral education in a non-technical and conversational way. Those strategies include learning to be a new supervisor alongside other academic work, developing an intellectual network during the doctoral journey, giving and receiving feedback on scholarly writing, and preparing for the oral defence. Also, based on research evidence, the book challenges taken-for-granted practices and policies surrounding doctoral education, including the gendered nature of disciplinary practices, the paradox of writing in doctoral education and the public oversight of more and more aspects of academic work. Intended for doctoral students, academics, staff and administrators, this book provides several perspectives on the topic of doctoral education and contains the actual voices of doctoral students and new academics to illustrate its discussion.

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

  • Author: Zina O'Leary
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446245606
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 320
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The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project gives students the knowledge and skills they need to get from 'clueless' to 'completed'. This highly readable text guides the reader through each stage of their research project, from getting started to writing up, with each chapter clearly explaining a step along the way. Based on the author's hugely popular The Essential Guide to Doing Research, this new book retains the warmth, wit and grounded nature of the first, while providing tools to help students through the ins and outs of their own projects, and addressing the key questions students need to tackle, such as: - What is this thing called research and why do it? - How can I assure that my research project has integrity? - How to I develop a researchable question? - How do I construct a winning proposal? - What exactly is expected in a literature review? - What options are there in qualitative, quantitative, mixed and more purposive methodological designs? - Is it best to work with a sample, key informants, or a case? - What data collection options are there and how do I choose? - How should I work with my quantitative data? - What should I do with my qualitative data? - How in the world will I capture this on paper? This is an inspiring book full of down-to-earth advice, illuminating figures and diagrams and engaging real life examples. With this book as your personal mentor, a successfully completed research project is well within reach. Zina O'Leary is an applied social scientist and senior lecturer at the University of Western Sydney. She is the author of Researching Real-World Problems and The Social Science Jargon Buster.

A Research Guide to the Ancient World

A Research Guide to the Ancient World

Print and Electronic Sources

  • Author: John M. Weeks,Jason de Medeiros
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442237406
  • Category: History
  • Page: 454
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A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources is a partially annotated bibliography that covers the study of the ancient world, and closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities and the social sciences in this area of study. This book is the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster

A Proven Map to Success

  • Author: E. Alana James,Tracesea H. Slater
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483324397
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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A doctoral dissertation is arguably the most important journey that students will embark upon in their professional careers, so smart travelers will want E. Alana James and Tracesea H. Slater’s Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster: A Proven Map to Success at their fingertips. James and Slater identify the key places and challenges that create extra stress during the dissertation process, and offer effective strategies and tools to address those challenges and ensure academic success. Their map walks readers through each step of the process, including: • determining the research topic, • choosing appropriate methods, • turning a hypothesis into a study, • completing a literature review, • writing and defending a proposal, • collecting and analyzing data, • writing up the study, and • ultimately defending the dissertation. Building on years of experience with doctoral students, the authors provide a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool that encourages student reflection; includes student stories, hints, and writing tips; and provides end-of-chapter checklists and ideas for incorporating social media. With the proven techniques and guidance of this indispensable and applied book, doctoral students will finish their thesis or dissertation—faster!

Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis or Dissertation

Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis or Dissertation

A Guide to Presenting Empirical Research

  • Author: John Bitchener
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137135956
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 232
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Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research. To help students understand what content and structure are appropriate for the different parts of a thesis, John Bitchener presents a range of options, illustrating them with analyses of and commentary on sections from a real Masters thesis in Applied Linguistics. Highly practical, and relevant across a wide range of disciplines, this step-by-step handbook: • provides guidelines on the type of content typically presented in each section of an empirical thesis, as well as key linguistic and presentation features • explores options for organizing and structuring this material to ensure it is rhetorically and persuasively effective • offers analysed examples with follow up commentary on how each of these aspects have been considered by one successful thesis writer • includes useful answers to FAQs, further reading suggestions and additional activities for students to apply what they have learned.

Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

ein Leitfaden für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

  • Author: Howard Saul Becker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783593367101
  • Category: Academic writing
  • Page: 223
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Communicating in the Health Sciences

Communicating in the Health Sciences

  • Author: Rola Ajjawi,Lindy McAllister
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 302
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Introduces students to the nature and importance of communication in the health sciences, with comprehensive coverage of all the written, electronic, visual and interpersonal communication skills essential for professions in the health sciences. Higgs and McAllister from Charles Sturt Uni, Australia; Ajjawi from Sydney Uni, Australia.

Using the Internet for political research

Using the Internet for political research

practical tips and hints

  • Author: Heather Dawson
  • Publisher: Chandos Publishing (Oxford)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 175
  • View: 5935
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Summary Is a practical guide to using the Internet for political science research. This book shows the reader how to develop effective Internet searching strategies and indicates what is available online. It covers some of the key political science areas, including elections, parliamentary information and political parties, showing how to successively locate and evaluate Internet resources. The book covers political research mainly in the UK, and the USA. Key Features (1) Provides a subject specific approach to Internet research. (2) Includes chapters on key topics such as elections, parliaments, prime ministers and presidents. (3) Contains case studies of typical searches. (4) Highlights useful political science Internet sites. The Author Heather Dawson is an Assistant Librarian at the British Library of Political and Economic Science and Politics and Government. Contents Getting started on using the Internet - what search tools are available, information gateways, search terms, getting further information. Political science research - getting started, key organisations, key web sites. Elections - using the Internet to follow an election, information on electoral systems, tracing election results, future developments (e.g. digital archive). Political parties - what is online, constructing searches, key sites, where to find information. Heads of state (Presidents and Prime Ministers) - tracing news stories, speeches, directories worldwide. Parliaments - what is happening in Parliament, tracing MPs, Bills, devolution and regional parliaments in the UK; links to useful sites with directories of parliaments worldwide. Government departments - tracing legislation, statistics andconsultation papers. Political science education - information on courses, grants, libraries, sear

Teaching literary research

Teaching literary research

challenges in a changing environment

  • Author: Kathleen A. Johnson,Steven Robert Harris
  • Publisher: Assoc of College and Research
  • ISBN: 9780838985090
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 274
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual

  • Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference books
  • Page: N.A
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Writing for science

Writing for science

  • Author: Robert Goldbort
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300115512
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 330
  • View: 640
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This book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today's experimental scientist may need to employ. Chapters cover routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda; dissertations; journal articles; and grant proposals. Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice--difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.

Bibliographic Guide to Education

Bibliographic Guide to Education

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.

European Science Editing

European Science Editing

Bulletin of the European Association of Science Editors

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science publishing
  • Page: N.A
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Index to American Reference Books Annual

Index to American Reference Books Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American reference books annual
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Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines

Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines

  • Author: Tim Coles,David Timothy Duval,Gareth Shaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136156844
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 246
  • View: 5740
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Around the world every year very many students have to complete dissertations or theses as part of their undergraduate or masters studies in tourism and related subjects. Often this substantial piece of self-directed work is the culmination of their programmes. More than just a means to consolidate their final grades, it is also an exciting chance to research a topic of their choosing and a potential gateway to more advanced study as well as job offers and future career paths. Yet for all these reasons, many students view the dissertation as a tricky challenge. This comprehensive book intends to take the stress and anxiety out of doing a dissertation in tourism studies and related disciplines. The process is examined from the germination of an idea to the submission and assessment of the final document. Written primarily for students conducting independent research for the first time, this book offers simple advice and a clear framework which students can adopt even in more advanced studies at masters and doctoral level. This book debunks popular myths, and aims to overcome common pitfalls. It focuses on the aims and objectives as the DNA of every dissertation. Rather than view it as a single, overwhelming project, the dissertation is presented as a series of more modest, manageable yet crucially inter-linked tasks that all students can successfully complete through careful preparation and effective time management. Dissertations are not to be underestimated and they demand great care and attention, but they can also be immensely rewarding and enriching experiences academically and personally. This ‘jargon free’ book is also written with overseas students specifically in mind, drawing directly on our overseas students’ experiences. This valuable resource contains start of chapter learning objectives and end of chapter checklists, as well as numerous boxed case studies, to further help assist students through their dissertation.

An Invitation to Social Research: How It’s Done

An Invitation to Social Research: How It’s Done

  • Author: Emily Adler,Roger Clark
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 049581329X
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 544
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This book provides balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods of social research with a unique behind the scenes approach: Chapters are built on focal research pieces and excerpts from real research projects, and they present the insights and perspectives of workers conducting real-world research. The book guides readers through the many stages of social research--from selecting a researchable question and designing a study to selecting the best method of data analysis for a particular study--and prepares them for the ethical issues and problems that they may face along the way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing the Winning Thesis Or Dissertation

Writing the Winning Thesis Or Dissertation

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • Author: Allan A. Glatthorn,Randy L. Joyner
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 9780761939610
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 268
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This revision provides a step-by-step approach to making the thesis or dissertation process easier and more manageable.

Archival Outlook

Archival Outlook

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archives
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