For courses in Thesis. The ultimate thesis resource for students in criminal justice and criminology, this handbook is a comprehensive guide to developing and writing graduate level research. It takes the student on a step-by-step journey through the entire thesis process from initial ideas to a completed product or even a published article. Examples from actual student theses provide concrete illustrations of each step and function as a starting point for one's own project. Tips for organizing tasks and completing them on time help orient students to the research process and give them confidence to achieve their own research goals.
SECTION I: PREPARING FOR THE THESIS 1. Choices and Products 2. Getting Started 3. Development of a Research Question 4. The Institutional Review Board and Human Subjects Review Committee 5. Suggestions for Citing and Writing SECTION II: THE PROSPECTUS OR PROPOSAL 6. Introduction and Problem Statement 7. Literature Review 8. Methodology 9. The Prospectus and the Prospectus Defense SECTION III: ANALYZING INFORMATION AND DRAWING CONCLUSIONS 10. Analyzing & Presenting Your Data and Findings 11. Conclusions, Implications and Limitations SECTION IV: THE FINAL DEFENSE AND BEYOND 12. The Thesis Defense 13. Revising Your Thesis into Articles and Presentations
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