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Theses and Dissertations: A Guide to Planning, Research, and Writing (2nd Revised edition)

Theses and Dissertations: A Guide to Planning, Research, and Writing (2nd Revised edition)

By: R. Murray Thomas (author), Dale L. Brubaker (author)Hardback

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A thoroughly revised and updated classic. This step-by-step guide takes masters and doctoral students through the five stages of writing a thesis or dissertation: preparing the way, choosing and defining research topics, collecting and organizing information, interpreting the results, presenting the finished product. The authors have successfully led hundreds of graduate students through the masters theses and disseration process. This comprehensive guidebook includes helpful checklists, multiple examples, and practical strategies. It covers both qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research.

About Author

Dale L. Brubaker is Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also served on the faculties of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He received his doctorate in foundations of education from Michigan State University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on education and educational leadership, including CREATIVE CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP (Corwin), STAYING ON TRACK, (Corwin), and CREATIVE SURVIVAL IN EDUCATIONAL BUREAUCRACIES.


PrefaceAbout the Authors1. The Nature of Theses and DissertationsStage I. Preparing the Way2. Sources of Guidance3. Searching the LiteratureStage II. Choosing and Defining Research Topics4. Sources and Types of Research Problems5. Building and Adapting Theories6. Stating the Problem and Its RationaleStage III-A. Collecting Information7. Types of Research Methods and Sources of Information8. Data Collection Techniques and Instruments9. Things That Go WrongStage III-B. Organizing Information10. Classification Patterns11. Summarizing Information Verbally, Numerically, GraphicallyStage IV. Interpreting the Results12. Modes of InterpretationStage V. Presenting the Finished Product13. Writing the Final Version14. Mounting a Persuasive Defense15. Reaching a Wider AudienceAppendix: Outline of a Dissertation ProposalReferencesIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412951159
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781412951159
  • ISBN10: 1412951151
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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