ERIC Number: ED491266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
The Elements of an Effective Dissertation and Thesis: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting it Right the First Time
Calabrese, Raymond L.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This is a student guide to writing an effective doctoral dissertation or a master's thesis. This book disaggregates the elements of the dissertation and provides the student with a description, definition, and example of each dissertation element. The author presents multiple viewpoints that include both quantitative and qualitative approaches. When using this book, the student, based on departmental norms, will understand what belongs in the dissertation and thesis and where it belongs. The elements are presented in a traditional five-chapter format for ease of use and not for indicating a preferred format for the dissertation. There are over 100 examples of completed dissertations from well-known universities and colleges. This book allows the student to concentrate on what makes sense and what is important to completing his or her research. This book contains the following sections: (1) Preface: How to Use This Book; (2) Introduction and Rationale; (3) Review of Literature; (4) Methods; (5) Results; and (6) Interpretation and Recommendations.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Expository Writing, Technical Writing, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education
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