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

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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.

Writing the Qualitative Dissertation

The purpose of this book is to share, in rich detail, an understanding of how it feels and what it means to do qualitative research, and to provide support for doctoral students who choose this form of inquiry for their dissertation ...

Author: Judith M. Meloy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805832890

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The purpose of this book is to share, in rich detail, an understanding of how it feels and what it means to do qualitative research, and to provide support for doctoral students who choose this form of inquiry for their dissertation research.

A Practical Guide to Qualitative Dissertation

Offering advice about and examples of the primary tasks and hidden complications in writing a qualitative dissertation, this guidebook takes readers step by step through the process--from the first formulation of the topic and selection of ...

Author: Sari Knopp Biklen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807747605

Category: Education

Page: 141

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Offering advice about and examples of the primary tasks and hidden complications in writing a qualitative dissertation, this guidebook takes readers step by step through the process--from the first formulation of the topic and selection of a committee to development of an argument and, finally, preparation for the defense.

Writing the Qualitative Dissertation

It seems, then, that qualitative dissertations look like they do for reasons that may be integrally connected to the type of research undertaken. Factors such as institutional expectations,individual assertiveness and risk taking, ...

Author: Judith M. Meloy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135668167

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The purpose of this book is to share, in rich detail, an understanding of how it feels and what it means to do qualitative research, and to provide support for doctoral students who choose this form of inquiry for their dissertation research.

The Qualitative Dissertation

Brickman ( 1982 ) and Flood ( 1979 ) , for example , write about qualitative research in relation to history ; Alasuutari ( 1995 ) about researching culture ; and Croaty ( 1996 ) about phenomenology in nursing research .

Author: Maria Piantanida

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 080396689X

Category: Education

Page: 273

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""""A must for faculty and students interested in understanding the multifarious nature of qualitative research."" Marilyn Llewellyn, Associate Professor Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA ""Piantanida and Garman have artfully portrayed the inquiry process, demystifying qualitative research and making it accessible to classroom teachers who wish to understand their practice and/or their professional lives through a qualitative lens." "Kathleen M. Ceroni, English Teacher Southmoreland Senior High School, Alverton, PA """"An invaluable text that can be referenced again and again. Helps allay the isolation and anxiety that many practitioners experience in their roles as doctoral students." "Lynn A. Richards, Elementary Classroom Teacher Mars Area Schools, Mars, PA """The Qualitative Dissertation" offers a unique look into the process of writing a qualitative dissertation and shows how cycles of deliberation, essential to qualitative studies, affect the outcome. Moving through,the cycles in research is like moving from one whirlpool to another in a fast-moving stream. This book offers both students and faculty a nonlinear pathway through the tough spots and pressure points to a finished product. The authors bring an interpretive perspective to qualitative research in education, exploring modes of inquiry that are particularly well suited to practice-based dissertation research. As co-facilitators of a qualitative dissertation study group, they have worked with more than fifty educational practitioners using a variety of research methods described in this book.Through vignettes, anecdotes, exemplars, and "think pieces," this book includes: Safeguards against common pitfalls students face Conceptualization through defense of the dissertation A Personal Research Profile Criteria for judging the merits of interpretive research

The Qualitative Dissertation in Education

This book examines the entirety of the dissertation experience, walking readers through the process with examples and guidelines.

Author: Karri A. Holley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351044813

Category: Education

Page: 220

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The Qualitative Dissertation in Education focuses on the experiences of students pursuing a doctorate in education and writing a qualitative dissertation. The literature on qualitative research has grown substantially over the past 25 years, but methods books often fail to consider the unique situations and resources available to students pursuing a professional doctorate. This book examines the entirety of the dissertation experience, walking readers through the process with examples and guidelines. The structure of the book outlines each chapter of the dissertation as well as the necessary steps to start and complete the dissertation, such as working with a faculty chair and committee, developing a peer support group, and organizing literature. Not only does the book cover each stage of the dissertation process, it also provides practical guidance on topics such as productivity, with exercises and resources to help students overcome obstacles and make progress in their writing. The Qualitative Dissertation in Education provides a foundation to understand both the basics of qualitative research and the expectations of the EdD dissertation.

The Social Work Dissertation Using Small Scale Qualitative Methodology

The book guides the student through the research process relevant to the completion of a social work dissertation, examining the process of both empirical and literature based dissertations, highlighting potential obstacles, essential ...

Author: Carey, Malcolm

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335247592

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The book guides the student through the research process relevant to the completion of a social work dissertation, examining the process of both empirical and literature based dissertations, highlighting potential obstacles, essential techniques and methods involved in research.

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation

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 ...

Author: Linda Dale Bloomberg

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544336510

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.

Writing Your Dissertation

Almost all advanced educational courses require a dissertation or project. Now in the 3rd edition, this book offers a plain guide to ways of producing an excellent dissertation with the least stress and frustration.

Author: Derek Swetnam

Publisher: How To Books Ltd

ISBN: 185703662X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

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Almost all advanced educational courses require a dissertation or project. Now in the 3rd edition, this book offers a plain guide to ways of producing an excellent dissertation with the least stress and frustration.

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation

Researcher's Final Reflections Stake (1995) writes: Qualitative case study is highly personal research. Persons studied are studied in depth. Researchers are encouraged to include their own personal perspectives in the interpretation.

Author: Linda Dale Bloomberg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141295651X

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Completing your Qualitative Dissertation fills an important gap in the qualitative research literature by specifically addressing the fast-growing practice of qualitative postgraduate dissertations in colleges and universities throughout the world. Many students struggle to complete qualitative research projects because the research itself is inherently messy. To address this challenge the authors have distilled decades of experience into a first-of-its-kind, highly practical reference for graduate students. At the heart of the book is a series of chapters that models the typical progression of a dissertation. Each chapter is illustrated by examples that give the reader an understanding of what the actual write-up would look like. Emphasis throughout the book is on conceptual understanding as it relates to the practical aspects involved in navigating the dissertation process.

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

As qualitative data analysts, we have few shared canons of how our studies should be reported. Should we have normative agreement on this? Probably not now - or, some would say, ever. (Miles & Huberman, 1994, p. 299) Thesis writers who ...

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351690676

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Fully updated and packed with new material, the second edition of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is the ideal guide for non-native speaker students and their supervisors working on writing a thesis or dissertation in English. Considering the purposes of thesis and dissertation of writing alongside writer/reader relationships, this book uses accessible language and practical examples to discuss issues that are crucial to successful thesis and dissertation writing. This edition offers: Insights into the experience of being a doctoral writer, issues of writer identity, and writing with authority Typical language and discourse features of theses and dissertations Advice on the structure and organisation of key sections Suggestions for online resources which support writing Extracts from completed theses and dissertations Guidance on understanding examiner expectations Advice on publishing from a PhD Suitable for students from all disciplines, Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is essential reading for non-native speaker students looking to complete a thesis or dissertation in English.

Writing a Built Environment Dissertation

If you are an under-graduate student in the final year of an honours degree programme in the built environment, or perhaps a student at masters or PhD level and have been away from academic study for some time, then this book will help you ...

Author: Peter Farrell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444328670

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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As a built environment student you are likely to be required toresearch, write and submit a dissertation as a core component ofyour degree studies. As a vocational profession, students of thebuilt environment often have strong practical aspirations.Writing a Built Environment Dissertation provides practicalguidance and will help to steer you into a position where you candevelop a good dissertation by mixing your practical strengths withmore theoretical tools. The book is ordered around a common dissertation structure: thatis, it starts with material that should be in the introduction andfinishes with material that should be in the conclusion. Eachchapter provides a commentary on the kind of information that youshould put in each chapter of your dissertation, supported by avariety of examples using a range of methodological designs. Thebook has a strong focus on data collection, data analysis,reliability and validity – all areas where studentdissertations are often weak. Material that will help you thinkabout study skills and ethics is embedded throughout the book, andthe chapters on qualitative and quantitative analysis will show youhow to carry out a rigorous analysis while avoiding some of thecomplexity in statistical work. If you are an under-graduate student in the final year of anhonours degree programme in the built environment, or perhaps astudent at masters or PhD level and have been away from academicstudy for some time, then this book will help you to write a moreinnovative and thorough dissertation.

A Practical Guide to the Qualitative Dissertation

Support to persevere through the research and writing of your dissertation can come from many corners: It may come from partners, advisors, writing or dissertation support groups, fellow graduate students, even from emulating other ...

Author: Sari Knopp Biklen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807775486

Category: Education

Page: 157

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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

Qualitative Dissertation Methodology

Visit the SAGE website at http://www.sagepub.com/qualitativedissertation-methodology/book251768 to watch videos on formulating qualitative research questions and writing a qualitative research proposal.

Author: Nathan Durdella

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506345185

Category: Reference

Page: 440

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Designing and writing a qualitative dissertation methodology chapter can be done! Qualitative Dissertation Methodology: A Guide for Research Design and Methods functions as a dissertation advisor to help students construct and write a qualitative methodological framework for their research. Drawing from the challenges author Nathan Durdella has experienced while supervising students, the book breaks down producing the dissertation chapter into smaller pieces and goes through each portion of the methodology process step by step. With a warm and supportive tone, he walks students through the process from the very start, from choosing chairs and developing qualitative support networks to outlining the qualitative chapter and delving into the writing. By the end of the book, students will have completed the most challenging chapter of a qualitative dissertation and laid a strong foundation for the rest of their dissertation work.

Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation

Dissertation. Proposal. Research. Methods. As we saw in Table 6.1, the first part of Chapter 3 calls for a discussion of the qualitative paradigm or, as it is sometimes called, our research “lens” (Charmaz, 2014).

Author: Steven R. Terrell

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462523023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis. Of special utility, end-of-chapter exercises serve as building blocks for developing a full draft of an original proposal. Numerous case study examples are drawn from across the social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Appendices present an exemplary proposal written three ways to encompass quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs. User-Friendly Features *"Let's Start Writing" exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft. *"Do You Understand?" checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary. *End-of-chapter quizzes with answers. *Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems. *Sample proposal with three variants of the methods chapter: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.

The Qualitative Dissertation

Focused on making reflection an integral part of the journey, this updated resource guides readers through the process of researching, writing, and defending a qualitative dissertation.

Author: Maria Piantanida

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452274027

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Focused on making reflection an integral part of the journey, this updated resource guides readers through the process of researching, writing, and defending a qualitative dissertation.

A Step by Step Guide on Writing the Proposal

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

Author: Amanfi

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1687310696

Category:

Page: 196

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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 the book benefits all learners pursuing qualitative studies, 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 study, 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. This book covers Chapters 1 through 3; it is aimed at those working on the Prospectus or the Proposal.

On Writing Qualitative Research

LOFLAND, J. and LOFLAND, L.H. (1984) Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis, Belmont, ... MELOY, J. (1994) Writing the Qualitative Dissertation: Understanding by Doing, Hillsdale, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum ...

Author: Margaret Anzul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135715427

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This text is both about writing up qualitative research and is itself a qualitative study. The written reflections of students on the writing process and the interpretations and presentations of their findings provide a base of data which the authors have, in turn, analyzed and incorporated into their text. They have added accounts of their own experiences, and those of their colleagues and other published authors. All of these are woven into a theoretical framework that discusses them in detail.