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ERIC Number: ED421029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 234
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6678-4
Writing the Winning Dissertation: A Step-By-Step Guide.
Glatthorn, Allan A.
This book is a practical guide to researching and writing the doctoral dissertation or master's thesis. Part 1 offers seven chapters on preparatory steps: laying the groundwork for the thesis and dissertation; finding a research problem; conducting a focused review of the literature; making a preliminary choice of methodology; organizing and scheduling work; developing the prospectus and organizing the committee; and learning from the preproposal conference. Part 2 section focuses on the proposal, emphasizing that the quality of the proposal directly affects the quality of the dissertation. Chapters cover: conducting a comprehensive critique of the literature; detailing the methodology; and developing and defending the proposal. Part 3 follows the process of implementing the research plan and writing the dissertation. The nine chapters address the following: carrying out the research design; mastering the academic style; organizing the dissertation; writing the introductory chapter; summarizing the review of the literature; explaining the methodology; presenting, summarizing, and discussing the results; and preparing the dissertation for defense and publication. The 2 chapters of Part 4 discuss defending and publishing the thesis or dissertation. Finally, Part 5 considers problems throughout the dissertation process, including problems with the committee and personal problems with the dissertation. (Contains 35 references.) (DB)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6678-4, $24.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6677-6, $55.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
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