ERIC Number: ED370506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation. A Handbook for Students and Faculty. Third Edition, Revised and Expanded.
Mauch, James E.; Birch, Jack W.
This book is designed to help students understand the details of the thesis or dissertation (T/D) process and to provide faculty with an instructional tool to use in seminars on research and with advisees. Ten chapters cover the following areas : (1) the meaning and purpose of the T/D and the characteristics of high-quality student research; (2) the role and responsibilities of the research advisor; (3) the development of an acceptable T/D proposal; (4) the preparation of the proposal; (5) the role of the T/D committee; (6) approval of the study plan; (7) the conduct of the T/D study and the reasons why many students drop out during the research stage; (8) writing the manuscript; (9) defense of the T/D; and (10) the completed T/D and future growth, including advice on publication and future research. Three appendixes list research-related computer technology, suggested proposal and project guidelines, and a course outline for a research seminar that incorporates the book. Contains approximately 210 references. (MDM)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Dropout Characteristics, Faculty Advisers, Graduate Study, Guidelines, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Masters Theses, Research, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Student Development, Student Responsibility, Student Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Writing for Publication
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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