ERIC Number: ED516614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
The Education Dissertation: A Guide for Practitioner Scholars
Butin, Dan W.
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 guidance for the entire process, from finding a topic to conducting the literature review to writing and defending the dissertation. Grounded in adult learning theory, this volume: (1) Offers a clear, easy-to-follow approach that highlights key milestones with concrete goals and workable methods at each step; (2) Discusses how practitioner scholars can apply their work experience to the dissertation; (3) Includes organizational templates complete with detailed charts, checklists, a timeline, student examples, and rubrics; (4) Provides tips throughout to help students think through situations; and (5) Covers both quantitative and qualitative research. Perfect for practicing educators at any stage of the dissertation process, this resource provides the "big picture" framework as well as the nitty-gritty details. A list of resources and an index are included.
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Graduate Students, Qualitative Research, Adult Learning, Work Experience, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Goal Orientation, Check Lists
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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