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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.

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
  • View: 328
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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.

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.

How to Write a Master's Thesis

How to Write a Master's Thesis

  • Author: Yvonne N. Bui
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452203512
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 313
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Yvonne N. Bui’s How to Write a Master’s Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. The tone and format of this applied book is reader-friendly and includes practical suggestions that go beyond informing what “should” be done. It is chock full of detailed explanations, examples, and supplemental materials that have been used successfully in advising students in completing their master’s theses.

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.

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!

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
  • View: 4347
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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.

Writing Empirical Research Reports

Writing Empirical Research Reports

A Basic Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Fred Pyrczak
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351968629
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 162
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• Designed for students who will be writing research proposals, reports, theses, and dissertations. • The 15 chapters cover 191 guidelines for effective scientific writing. The guidelines are fully illustrated with easy-to-follow examples. • The guidelines describe the types of information that should be included, how this information should be expressed, and where various types of information should be placed within a research report. • End-of-chapter questions help students master the writing process.

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.

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
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 384
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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
  • View: 8825
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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.

Destination Dissertation

Destination Dissertation

A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation

  • Author: Sonja K. Foss
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442246154
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 464
  • View: 7876
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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.

American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual

  • Author: Libraries Unlimited,Martin Dillon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781591580560
  • Category: Reference books
  • Page: 816
  • View: 5154
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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.

Theses and Dissertations

Theses and Dissertations

A Guide to Planning, Research, and Writing

  • Author: R. Murray Thomas,Dale L. Brubaker
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452294739
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 352
  • View: 8489
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Offers updated references, a new section on the Internet, and information on plagiarism. Covers the entire writing process: preparation, selecting topics, collecting information, interpreting results, and final presentation.

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: 6812
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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

Writing Literature Reviews

Writing Literature Reviews

A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Jose L. Galvan,Melisa C. Galvan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351858920
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 308
  • View: 8438
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This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide numerous examples from published reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book. ? New to the seventh edition: ? Each chapter breaks down the larger holistic review of literature exercise into a series of smaller, manageable steps Practical instructions for navigating today’s digital libraries Comprehensive discussions about digital tools, including bibliographic and plagiarism detection software Chapter activities that reflect the book’s updated content New model literature reviews Online resources designed to help instructors plan and teach their courses (www.routledge.com/9780415315746).

Complete Your Dissertation Or Thesis in Two Semesters Or Less

Complete Your Dissertation Or Thesis in Two Semesters Or Less

  • Author: Evelyn Hunt Ogden
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742552890
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 121
  • View: 9552
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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.

Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish

Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish

Psychology and Related Fields

  • Author: John D. Cone,Sharon L. Foster
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 375
  • View: 6569
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Dissertations and Theses From Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields, Second Edition aids student writers through all the practical, logistical, and emotional stages of writing dissertations and theses. It offers guidance to students through such important steps as Defining topics; Selecting faculty advisers; Scheduling time to accommodate the project; and Conducting, analyzing, writing, presenting, and publishing research. Readers will find guiding questions, both mundane and sophisticated, which they may never have considered before, even after coursework in preparation for research writing. Authors have thoroughly updated the text for this new edition to reflect new ethical standards for research, new style manuals, and new texts in statistics, as well as current thinking on behavioral science research. They have also updated the 30+ special elements, adding entirely new checklists, diagrams, and sample parts of research papers. Also new to this edition is up-to-date information on computerized literature searches, writing and statistical software, and use of computers for data and schedule management

American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual

  • Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference books
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7371
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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.