ERIC Number: ED369319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-12
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A Love/Hate Relationship: Dissertation Topic to Doctoral Committee.
This paper outlines the steps involved in developing a dissertation topic and selecting a Dissertation Committee. It suggests that students assess their personal interest in the topic and their technical competence to complete the research required. A checklist of topic feasibility and appropriateness, developed by J. Mauch and J. Birch, is presented. Guidelines for choosing members of the Dissertation Committee are discussed, emphasizing the importance of selecting professors who have prior school experience, exemplary doctoral training, the respect of their colleagues, and recently completed scholarly research. The value of developing a mentor relationship with the major professor is stressed. (Contains 11 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 12, 1993).