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The Dissertation

The Dissertation

A Guide for Architecture Students

  • Author: Iain Borden,Katerina Ruedi Ray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317746961
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. This classic text provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and what the major pitfalls are. This is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture student might need to know about undertaking the dissertation. The book provides a plain guide through the whole process of starting, writing, preparing and submitting a dissertation with minimum stress and frustration. The third edition has been revised throughout to bring the text completely up-to-date for a new generation of students. Crucially, five new and complete dissertations demonstrate and exemplify all the advice and issues raised in the main text. These dissertations are on subjects from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia and offer remarkable insights into how to get it just right.

The Dissertation

The Dissertation

  • Author: Iain Borden
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136358382
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 344
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The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. Properly done, it can be a valuable contribution not only to the students own learning development but also to the field of architecture as a whole. This book provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and the major pitfalls involved. This is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture student might need to know about undertaking the dissertation, including new material on CD-ROM and online sources, web based research techniques, digital images, alternative imaging strategies, key architecture links, referencing and new dissertation extracts. It clearly navigates the student through the whole process of writing, preparing and submitting a dissertation, as well as suggesting what to do after the dissertation has been completed. Subjects covered include how to write a proposal, which research methodologies and techniques to adopt, which libraries and archives to utilize (including special architectural resources on the net), as well as how to structure, reference and illustrate the final submission. The authors also take architecture students into new terrain, suggesting alternative methods of undertaking dissertations, whether as video, prose writing, multimedia or other forms of expression. Furthermore, this guide includes new examples of exemplary dissertations of all kinds, as completed by students in Europe and North America so that the reader can clearly see the kinds of work which they themselves might choose to pursue. Also in the Seriously Useful Guides Series: * The Crit * The The Portfolio * Practical Experience

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.

The Crit

The Crit

An Architecture Student's Handbook

  • Author: Rosie Parnell,Rachel Sara,Charles Doidge,Mark L. Parsons
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0750682256
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 149
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The architectural crit, review or jury is a cornerstone of architectural education around the world. The defence of ideas, drawings, and models in an open format before staff and peers is intended to be a foreground for healthy creative debate, but many students view it as hostile confrontation – an ego trip for staff and humiliation for them. This accessible and immensely enjoyable book guides students through this academic minefield. This fully updated edition includes advice and suggestions for tutors on how to model a crit around a broad range of learning styles, as well as a new section aimed at students with learning disabilities, to ensure that the process is constructive and beneficial for all architecture and design scholars. Packed with practical tips from tutors, students and professionals, this reassuringly honest book will prepare students to build more creative relationships with clients and users across the industry. Also in the Seriously Useful Guides series: * Practical Experience * The Dissertation * The Portfolio * Unique guide to a crucial event in every architecture student's life * Includes additional material for tutors on alternative review formats that will suit a broad range of learning styles * Humorous and accessible advice written by students for students

Law Dissertations

Law Dissertations

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • Author: Laura Lammasniemi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315282836
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 195
  • View: 361
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Law Dissertations: A Step-by-Step Guide provides you with all the guidance and information you need to complete and succeed in your LLB, LLM or law-related dissertation. Written in a simple, clear format and with plenty of tools to help you to put the theory into practice, Laura Lammasniemi will show you how to make writing your law dissertation easy, without compromising intellectual rigour. As well as explaining the process of research and outlining the various legal methodologies, the book also provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to formulate a proposal, research plan, and literature review. Unlike other law research skills books, it includes a section on empirical research methodology and ethics for the benefit of students who are studying for a law-related degree. Packed full of exercises, worked examples and tools for self-evaluation, this book is sure to become your essential guide, supporting you on every step of your journey in writing your law dissertation.

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
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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).

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students

  • Author: S.G. Naoum
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135872392
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 264
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User-friendly, easy to dip into guide for all Built Environment students Takes the reader from the stage of choosing a topic to writing a well-structured dissertation Best case practice illustrated with numerous examples, case studies and references Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students covers topic selection, research planning, data collection and methodology, as well as structuring and writing the dissertation - in fact, everything needed for a successful write-up. A new section advising students on the use of the SPSS software 'Statistical Package for Social Sciences' will help readers make the best use of this tool. New examples and references ensure that this new edition of the bestselling construction dissertation guide is right up to speed with current practice. This is the ideal resource for students involved in research in Construction Management, Building and Quantity Surveying.

Secrets for a Successful Dissertation

Secrets for a Successful Dissertation

  • Author: Jacqueline Fitzpatrick,Jan Secrist,Debra J. Wright
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452250634
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 200
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This book, designed to help doctoral students carry out and complete a successful dissertation, offers a motivational guide to assist in every step of the process. The authors offer a view of the dissertation process which takes students through the doctoral proposal to the formal defense of the dissertation, and which goes beyond the academic by addressing the emotional and mental stress engendered by the process itself.

Writing the Doctoral Dissertation

Writing the Doctoral Dissertation

A Systematic Approach

  • Author: Gordon B. Davis,Clyde A. Parker,Detmar W. Straub
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9780764147876
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 192
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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

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
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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.

Finish Your Dissertation, Don't Let It Finish You!

Finish Your Dissertation, Don't Let It Finish You!

  • Author: Joanne Broder Sumerson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111841635X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 208
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An all-inclusive, practical guide to help you design, conduct, and finish your academic dissertation—with minimal drama Sharing the secrets for successfully navigating through the dissertation and thesis process while maintaining your sanity, Finish Your Dissertation, Don't Let It Finish You! presents comprehensive coverage of the entire dissertation process, from selecting a committee and choosing a research topic to conducting the research and writing and defending your dissertation. Joanne Broder Sumerson follows the sequential flow of a dissertation, to help you move through the process in a logical, step-by-step manner, with an abundance of practical examples and useful tips on: Proper dissertation etiquette—smarts and strategies for managing the committee Breaking ground on your study The anatomy of the five chapters of your dissertation Making a compelling argument for why your study should be done Creating an exemplary literature review The best practices in research design Getting official approval from the Institutional Review Board Organizing your freshly collected data Concluding your dissertation Presenting a smooth oral defense

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map From Beginning to End

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map From Beginning to End

A Road Map From Beginning to End

  • Author: Linda Dale Bloomberg,Marie Volpe
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452202702
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 312
  • View: 5839
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Graduate students often struggle with turning qualitative research projects into a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation because the research itself is inherently messy. Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Roadmap From Beginning to End, Second Edition helps address that challenge. Linda Dale Bloomberg and Marie Volpe have distilled decades of experience of dissertation advisement and successful doctoral defenses into this highly practical reference for graduate students. They focus on finding and articulating a clear research problem, purpose, and questions; laying out a research design that will lead to gathering the right kind of data and support the right kind of analysis; and writing up and defending the study. To help, they provide working tools, an integrative summary discussion at the end of each chapter, comprehensive checkists, and an annotated bibliography in each chapter.

How to Prepare a Dissertation Proposal

How to Prepare a Dissertation Proposal

Suggestions for Students in Education and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: David R. Krathwohl,Nick L. Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780815681410
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 289
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What are the core elements of a strong proposal? How can I accent the strengths of my study design? What is the best way to get my proposal reviewed and approved? You will find the answers to these and other key issues in this assembly manual for crafting a complete and convincing dissertation proposal.

The Education Dissertation

The Education Dissertation

A Guide for Practitioner Scholars

  • Author: Dan W. Butin
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452239770
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
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Use these focused guidelines to help you through every stage of the dissertation process! Written for practicing educators pursuing a doctoral degree, this resource provides a step-by-step process for developing and completing an academically rigorous dissertation in a time-efficient manner. Grounded in adult learning theory, this volume: Offers a clear, easy-to-follow approach with concrete goals and workable methods Discusses how practitioner scholars can apply their work experience to the dissertation Includes organizational templates, detailed charts, checklists, a timeline, student examples, and rubrics Provides tips throughout to help students think through situations Covers both quantitative and qualitative research

Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation

Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation

Guidelines and Examples

  • Author: Steven R. Terrell
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462523021
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 282
  • View: 8149
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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.

Successful Dissertations

Successful Dissertations

The Complete Guide for Education, Childhood and Early Childhood Studies Students

  • Author: Mark O'Hara,Jonathan Wainwright,Caron Carter,Janet Kay,Pam Dewis
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441112758
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 264
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Researching the City

Researching the City

A Guide for Students

  • Author: Kevin Ward
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 144629272X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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‘Extends a warm welcome to students who have come face-to-face with the daunting task of producing a dissertation. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it deals with the nitty-gritty of researching the city... a must-have for the student!’ - Kim England, University of Washington ‘An invaluable guide to urban research design for undergraduate and graduate students alike. It provides the novice researcher with a wealth of practical advice on theory, methods, writing style, and everything else one needs to know to design and manage a successful urban research project. I wish this book had been available when I started my research career!' - Byron Miller, University of Calgary ‘Replete with tremendously useful advice and guidance for students of all social-science disciplines undertaking significant research projects on urban issues... students writing undergraduate and master’s theses, or even doctoral dissertations, are likely to find it tremendously useful as well.’ - David L. Imbroscio, University of Louisville This practical guide for students focuses on the city and on the different ways to research it. The authors explains how research is done, from the original idea to design and implementation, through to writing up and representation. Substantive chapters explain each method in detail, from using archival methods, interviews, ethnography, questionnaires, discourse analysis and diaries, to using GIS and visual methods. With real world examples throughout and guided further reading for each chapter, it is an inspiring guide for students carrying out their own research in urban geography, urban planning, urban studies and urban sociology courses.

Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Your Undergraduate Dissertation

The Essential Guide for Success

  • Author: Nicholas Walliman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446293297
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 304
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here 'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation. 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!

Student to Scholar

Student to Scholar

The Guide for Doctoral Students

  • Author: Robert E. Levasseur
  • Publisher: Mindfire Press
  • ISBN: 9780978993023
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 154
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Student to Scholar is a must if you are currently a doctoral student or expect to be one soon, and you want to get the most out of the time, money, and effort you invest in your doctoral program. From Student to Scholar you will learn: . What it means to be a scholar . How speed and quality are related . Four key ways to accelerate your program . Higher-order doctoral skills . How to write a major paper . How to annotate a journal article . How to write a high-quality dissertation . How to manage the dissertation process . Many other ways to accelerate your progress.

Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio

Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio

The Only Primer You’ll Ever Need

  • Author: Margaret Fletcher
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317506200
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 248
  • View: 9800
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Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio helps you learn the art of designing a compelling and effective architectural portfolio. Margaret Fletcher categorizes the architectural portfolio design process into a step-by-step method that you can manage and understand. The full-color book includes 400 portfolio examples from 55 designers, along with more than 50 diagrams, and a set of 48 design actions that are marked throughout. You will learn how to: -Identify your readership -Collect, document, and catalog your work -Organize your portfolio -Visually structure your portfolio -Design your layout -Manage both printed and digital portfolio formats As your ultimate persuasive tool, your portfolio is the single most important design exercise of your academic and professional career. Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio shows you everything you need to know to create your portfolio and is the only portfolio design book you will ever need!