Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: A Handbook for Students and Faculty

By James E. Mauch; Namgi Park | Go to book overview

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The Completed Thesis or Dissertation and Future Growth

QUICK REFERENCE TO ANSWERS TO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

1.

How can my T/D lead to more publications?

284-286

2.

What are some good writing guidelines?

286-291

3.

How does one get published?

288-294

4.

What are my responsibilities to professional improvement?

294-298

Faculty members believe students should do theses and dissertations for future-oriented reasons. Some are

To add to the body of knowledge necessary to solve the many problems with which academics and professionals now grapple, like undereducation, job dissatisfaction, unemployment, crime, accidents, and others

To establish the ability to write about professional and academic discipline data in ways understandable to people who need such information

To prepare the student for participation in research as part of a career

Plainly, the faculty members who told us those things in interviews or through their writing envisioned links between what might be learned during the completion of research and certain tasks students would need to perform during their future careers. Also, there was a

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • List of Figures xiii
  • Historical Introduction: the Emergence of Advanced Degrees and Graduate Research xv
  • 1 - Getting Started 1
  • 2 - The Research Advisor 35
  • 3 - Developing the Proposal 67
  • 4 - Preparation of the Proposal 97
  • 5 - The Thesis or Dissertation Committee 143
  • 6 - Approval of the Overview 167
  • 7 - Conduct of the Study 199
  • 8 - Writing the Manuscript 237
  • 9 - Defense of the Thesis or Dissertation 263
  • 10 - The Completed Thesis or Dissertation and Future Growth 283
  • Appendix A: Suggested Proposal and Project Guidelines 303
  • Appendix B: 309
  • Bibliography 315
  • Index 327
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