ERIC Number: ED082241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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The Graduate Students' Guide to Theses and Dissertations: A Practical Manual for Writing and Research.
Allen, George R.
The objective of this book is to assist faculty members and students in completing high-quality theses and dissertations without wasting time and effort. To highlight the various problems and issues in the research process, a question-and-answer format is used. Each chapter contains answers to commonly asked questions concerning the steps involved in academic research. These seven steps are selecting a research topic, getting a research committee, preparing a research proposal, collecting data, analyzing data, writing the final report, and defending the research effort. Each chapter has three parts: (1) an introduction stating the purpose and coverage of the chapter and relating the chapter's content to the content in chapters preceding and following it; (2) answers to questions about that step in the research process; and (3) a list of questions about the interests of the researcher and the philosophy and procedures at the school where the research is being conducted. Included are a guide to thesis review, a checklist for evaluating research topics, two sample formats for tables of contents, a suggested time schedule, and a bibliography. (HOD)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Guides, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Skills, Research Tools, Writing Skills
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 615 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94111 ($7.75 cloth)
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