Exploring the Impact of the Dissertation in Practice

Guiding Principle #1: The dissertation is embedded in the student's professional practice or context. Guiding Principle #2: The dissertation addresses a ...

Author: Valerie A. Storey

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681239019

Category: Education

Page: 309

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Exploring the Impact of the Dissertation in Practice significantly contributes to our understanding of the design and impact of the Dissertation in Practice, the capstone of professional practice doctoral programs. Chapter authors are to be commended for sharing with the reader a broad and reflective view of their dissertation journey, and as a consequence give the reader insight into the nature of professional practice doctorate education in the early 21st century. Readers have the opportunity to hear firsthand how the dissertation is changing not only in format but also in the impact it makes in the field. Faculty and program graduates share accounts of their scholarly practice; the problems of practice that they have encountered and addressed in their professional practice; and their evolving role as change agents in their field of practice. In the process, they assist all faculty involved in designing and evaluating professional practice programs by identifying challenges and opportunities for construction of powerful end?of?program doctoral work. Individually and collectively chapter authors reflect on their experiences in creating practice?anchored and intellectually rigorous Dissertation in Practice. The editor, Dr. Valerie A. Storey, has divided the book into two sections. The first focused on reflections of faculty and the second on reflections of program graduates as they describe how the Dissertation in Practice process develops scholarly practitioner graduates capacity to lead systemic reform.

Demystifying Dissertation Writing

Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: establishing a consistent writing routine; working with a support group; consulting your advisor; understanding your committee's expectations; ...

Author: Peg Boyle Single

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579223137

Category: Education

Page: 201

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Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: establishing a consistent writing routine; working with a support group; consulting your advisor; understanding your committee's expectations; and setting a realistic and timely schedule Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity. The author uncovers much tacit knowledge, provides advice on working with dissertation advisors and committee members, presents proven techniques for the prewriting and writing stages of the dissertation, sets out a system for keeping on schedule, and advocates enlisting peer support. This book presents a system of straightforward and proven techniques that are used by productive writers, and applies them to the dissertation process. In particular, it promotes the concept of writing networks - whether writing partners or groups - to ensure that writing does not become an isolated and tortured process, while not hiding the need for persistence and sustained effort. This book is intended for graduate students and their advisers in the social sciences, the humanities, and professional fields. It can further serve as a textbook for either informal writing groups led by students or for formal writing seminars offered by departments or graduate colleges. The techniques described will help new faculty advice their students more effectively and even achieve greater fluency in their own writing.

From Dissertation to Book Second Edition

Revising the dissertation may be going back to square one, stripping the whole project down to its chassis, or it might be something much less drastic.

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226062181

Category: Reference

Page: 184

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When a dissertation crosses my desk, I usually want to grab it by its metaphorical lapels and give it a good shake. “You know something!” I would say if it could hear me. “Now tell it to us in language we can understand!” Since its publication in 2005, From Dissertation to Book has helped thousands of young academic authors get their books beyond the thesis committee and into the hands of interested publishers and general readers. Now revised and updated to reflect the evolution of scholarly publishing, this edition includes a new chapter arguing that the future of academic writing is in the hands of young scholars who must create work that meets the broader expectations of readers rather than the narrow requirements of academic committees. At the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is fundamentally a process of shifting its focus from the concerns of a narrow audience—a committee or advisors—to those of a broader scholarly audience that wants writing to be both informative and engaging. William Germano offers clear guidance on how to do this, with advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. Germano draws on his years of experience in both academia and publishing to show writers how to turn a dissertation into a book that an audience will actually enjoy, whether reading on a page or a screen. Germano also acknowledges that not all dissertations can or even should become books and explores other, often overlooked, options, such as turning them into journal articles or chapters in an edited work. With clear directions, engaging examples, and an eye for the idiosyncrasies of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision—a skill that will be truly invaluable as they add “author” to their curriculum vitae.

The Dissertation

Many otherwise strong doctoral students get stuck at the dissertation stage, but this trusty guide takes students from the early planning phase to finishing the final draft.

Author: Peter Lyons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195373912

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Many otherwise strong doctoral students get stuck at the dissertation stage, but this trusty guide takes students from the early planning phase to finishing the final draft. It contains straightforward advice for each stage of the dissertation process: selecting a chair, completing the literature review, developing a hypothesis, selecting a study sample and appropriate measures, managing and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, establishing good writing habits, and overcoming obstacles to completing the dissertation on schedule.Practical guidelines, tips and strategies, and action steps checklists in each chapter make this a handy pocket guide for students as well as advisors seeking a comprehensive, unintimidating road map to the social work dissertation.

Kant s Inaugural Dissertation of 1770

How far had the latter influence gone when the Dissertation was written ? We shall venture a hypothesis . The Dissertation consists of two unequally ...

Author: Immanuel Kant


ISBN: UOM:39015026496524

Category: Metaphysics

Page: 101

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The Dissertation Journey

This essential guidebook takes readers step-by-step through the dissertation process, with checklists, illustrations, sample forms, and updated coverage of ethics, technology, and the literature review.

Author: Carol M. Roberts

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412977982

Category: Education

Page: 248

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It’s an uphill climb—but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation

Part III, “Nearing Completion,” addresses the final stages of the dissertation process by explaining all the activities that need to take place when nearing ...

Author: Linda Dale Bloomberg

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544336534

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation offers comprehensive step-by-step guidance and practical tools for navigating the personal and professional challenges that can arise during the qualitative dissertation journey. Authors Linda Dale Bloomberg and Maria Volpe skillfully blend the conceptual, theoretical, and practical, empowering readers to successfully master both the content and the process of their qualitative dissertations. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly updated to respond to developments in the field, allowing the book to have wider application for dissertation work within the evolving world of qualitative inquiry. Included in this edition is a new chapter titled “Achieving Alignment Throughout Your Dissertation,” a greater focus on how all qualitative traditions can encompass activist research and social justice inquiry, and enhanced coverage on the role of the researcher, emphasizing the importance of reflexivity and approaching research critically.

A Step by Step Guide on Writing the Dissertation

This book is a significant step towards helping doctoral learners write better proposals and the final dissertation.

Author: Amanfi

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1081867086


Page: 350

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This book is a significant step towards helping doctoral learners write better proposals and the final dissertation. The book walks the learner through all the sections of my dissertation and describes, paragraph-by-paragraph, how each section may be written succinctly and correctly. Although my original dissertation was a qualitative single case study, students can relate the step-by-step directions in the book to their own qualitative studies regardless of their specific research design. Although all learners pursuing qualitative studies would benefit from the book, those pursuing a case study design, or a descriptive design would benefit the most. If you are planning to use the thematic data analysis in your qualitative doctoral research, you will find this book most helpful. I also recommend that you get the 4-Step Thematic Data Analysis with MAXQDA textbook for the complete, step-by-step walk-through of how to analyze your qualitative data. In this book, Chapters 1 through 3 are aimed at those working on the Prospectus and on the Proposal whereas Chapters 4 and 5 are aimed at those working on the final Dissertation.

Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Your department or your university/college library should keep copies of all the dissertations. Find out where they are. You will probably be impressed by ...

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446287071

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation.

Surviving Your Dissertation

WORKING WITH VOUR COMMITTCC Each dissertation committee becomes its own social system. Under the best circumstances all the committee members work together ...

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004527750

Category: Education

Page: 298

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The Ph.D dissertation is the rock against which many graduate break and spin into years or even decades as ABD's. Psychologist Rudestam, now Dean at the Fielding Institute, and sociologist Newton (California State U.-Fullerton) distill insights from helping their own students and hearing the stories

Prepare to Chair

This book provides a clear set of best practices for the dissertation or thesis chairperson.

Author: Gretchen Oltman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475842630

Category: Education

Page: 172

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This book provides a clear set of best practices for the dissertation or thesis chairperson. Unlike many books on the market today intended for students writing dissertations and theses, this text is for the faculty member guiding and coaching the student through the process.