Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process (4th Revised edition)

Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process (4th Revised edition)

By: Rae R. Newton (author), Kjell Erik Rudestam (author)Paperback

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Perfect for graduate students as well as behavioural and social scientists who supervise and conduct research! In the fully updated Fourth Edition of their best-selling guide, Surviving Your Dissertation, Rudestam and Newton answer questions concerning every stage of the dissertation process, including: selecting a suitable topic conducting a literature review developing a research question understanding the role of theory selecting an appropriate methodology and research design analysing data interpreting and presenting results. In addition, this must-have guide covers topics that other dissertation guides often miss, such as the many types of quantitative and qualitative research models available, the principles of good scholarly writing, how to work with committees, how to meet IRB and ethical standards, and how to overcome task and emotional blocks. With plenty of current examples, the new edition features an expanded discussion of online research, data collection and analysis, and the use of data archives, as well as expanded coverage of qualitative methods and added information on mixed methods.

About Author

Kjell Erik Rudestam is Professor of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, where he served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for many years. He was previously a psychology professor at York University, Toronto, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, after receiving his PhD in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Oregon. He is the author of Your Statistical Consultant: Answers to Your Data Analysis Questions, 2nd edition (also with Rae R. Newton), Handbook of Online Learning, 2nd edition (with Judith Schoenholtz-Read), and eight other books, as well as numerous articles in professional journals on topics including suicide, psychotherapy, and family and organizational systems. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12), a Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology (Clinical), a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science from The Professional School of Psychology. Rae R. Newton is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton. He recently joined the faculty of the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University where he serves as a research consultant and statistical advisor to doctoral students and faculty. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed postdoctoral training in mental health measurement at Indiana University. His primary interests include longitudinal modeling of outcomes for high risk youth and foster care populations, family violence and statistics education. He is author, with Kjell Erik Rudestam, of Your Statistical Consultant: Answers to Your Data Analysis Questions, now in its second edition and numerous articles in professional journals on topics including family violence, child maltreatment, and measurement. In semi-retirement he enjoys traveling with his wife in their RV and surfing throughout Mexico and Central America.

Contents

Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: The Research Process Chapter 2: Selecting a Suitable Topic Chapter 3: Methods of Inquiry: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches PART II: Working with the Content: The Dissertation Chapters Chapter 4: Literature Review and Statement of the Problem Chapter 5: The Method Chapter: Describing Your Research Plan Chapter 6: Presenting the Results of Quantitative Studies Chapter 7: Presenting the Results of Qualitative Research Chapter 8: Discussion PART III: Working with Process: What You Need to Know to Make the Dissertation Easier Chapter 9: Overcoming Barriers: Becoming an Expert While Controlling Your Own Destiny Chapter 10: Writing Chapter 11: How to Complete Your Dissertation Using Online Data Access and Collection Chapter 12: Guidelines for the Presentation of Numbers in the Dissertation Chapter 13: Informed Consent and Other Ethical Concerns

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781452260976
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9781452260976
  • weight: 460
  • ISBN10: 1452260974
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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