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Roupioz, Yoann – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A simple bioassay was designed for the detection of adenosine, a human metabolite involved in several physiological processes, on the basis of the functionalization of gold nanoparticles with DNA oligonucleotides selectively binding adenosine. The test was possible thanks to the selective and sensitive binding of adenosine by two DNA…
Descriptors: College Science, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Metabolism
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Holliman, Andrew J.; Jones, Tim – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Identifying a 'promising' topic for a psychology dissertation is widely recognised as one of the most important, challenging, and stressful parts of the research process. Students are required to work in a relatively unstructured way (compared with other modules) to independently identify a topic that is not only appropriate, of personal interest,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Supervision, Supervisors, College Faculty
National Academies Press, 2016
Ethical practice in engineering is critical for ensuring public trust in the field and in its practitioners, especially as engineers increasingly tackle international and socially complex problems that combine technical and ethical challenges. This report aims to raise awareness of the variety of exceptional programs and strategies for improving…
Descriptors: Ethics, Engineering Education, Social Problems, Consciousness Raising
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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The one constant for all dissertations, and for all research for that matter, is the need to state the problem of the study based on the scholarly literature. Doctoral programs commonly require that students take a sequence of research courses that usually focus on how to carry-out a study. That is, the design, the methodology, and the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Educational Research
Machi, Lawrence A.; McEvoy, Brenda T. – Corwin, 2012
This new edition of the best-selling book offers graduate students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation. Organized around a proven six-step model and incorporating technology into all of the steps, the book provides examples,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Vocabulary, Social Sciences, Literature Reviews
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Black, Ronald – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
We all think of a marathon as a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles and 385 yards). Throughout time marathon runners have pursued their longest goals by allowing their body to adapt to the new stresses through training. Training for a marathon takes intense preparation, dedication and skill. It is…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, College Faculty
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Murphy, Corinne M.; Verden, Claire – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2011
Graduate students must complete a research project to receive their degree. In addition to this basic requirement, the student may be required to submit a research proposal and application to the governing Institutional Review Board (IRB) for approval prior to beginning the research project. This article describes the IRB process and offers tips…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Projects, Student Research, Degree Requirements
Hawley, Peggy – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2010
This third edition has been well revised and continues with the ideas expressed in the previous two editions. The details and reactions in light of experiences of the intervening years have been updated and expanded. This particularly interesting book is written from a student advocacy perspective, intended to speak to non-traditional students as…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Nontraditional Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate School Faculty
Butin, Dan W. – Corwin, 2010
Writing a dissertation requires focus and commitment. "The Education Dissertation" provides a step-by-step process for developing and completing an academically rigorous dissertation in a time-efficient manner. Written for doctoral students in education who are also currently working in the field, this book provides specific and accessible…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Graduate Students, Qualitative Research, Adult Learning