Your dissertation is not a hurdle to jump or a battle to fight; as this handbook makes clear, your dissertation is the first of many destinations on the path of your professional career. Destination Dissertation guides you to the successful completion of your dissertation by framing the process as a stimulating and exciting trip-one that can be completed in fewer than nine months and by following twenty-nine specific steps. Sonja Foss and William Waters-your guides on this trip-explain concrete and efficient processes for completing the parts of the dissertation that tend to cause the most delays: conceptualizing a topic, developing a pre-proposal, writing a literature review, writing a proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing the last chapter. This guidebook is crafted for use by students in all disciplines and for both quantitative and qualitative dissertations, and incorporates a wealth of real-life examples from every step of the journey.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 229 x 149 x 23 mm
Edition: Second Edition
With relevant, realistic, and easily accessible information, this book covers a wide array of issues pertinent to one of the most important milestones of a graduate education-the creation of a dissertation. It is an outstanding book, and adopting it may only lead to better guidance on my part, and success for my students. -- Alexis O. Miranda, California Lutheran University
Destination Dissertation is a great addition to any course that seeks to explain the dissertation process to students. Helpful advice and guidance is plentiful and the step-by-step process of completing a dissertation offered by Foss and Waters will help students view the journey as one they can navigate. -- Mary Madden, University of Maine