Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Lorrie Blair
Publication Date: January 8, 2016
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Size: 99.9 KB
Book DescriptionThe Teaching Writing series publishes user-friendly writing guides penned by authors with publishing records in their subject matter. Blair's practical book gives graduate students the tools they need to successfully plan, write, and defend their thesis or dissertation. Each chapter addresses a rite of passage common to most graduate programs: selecting a methodology, conducting a literature search, carrying out research, analyzing data, and preparing for a thesis defense. Combining years of supervisory experience with up-to-date research, Blair addresses issues important to graduate students that are often left out of these guides, including how to navigate the ethics review process and avoid problems related to academic integrity, such as plagiarism, how to select and prepare for a productive meeting with a supervisor, and how to establish an academic track record by presenting research at conferences and publishing in academic journals. Writing a Graduate Thesis or Dissertation offers much more than its title suggests. It is a thorough and succinct guide to succeeding in graduate school, appropriate for thesis and research methods courses, and a must-read for graduate students across the disciplines.
Like a series of productive meetings with a trusted advisor, each chapter of this text provides practical information and sound insight, thoughtfully organized and generously shared.
--Christine Marmé Thompson, Professor of Art Education, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University
This will become a 'must-have' volume for every graduate student's book shelf, with advice for every step of the thesis journey.
--Anne Lavack, Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University
More than simply comprehensive, this work includes information and considerations that are rarely addressed in other guides, including information related to selecting supervisors and alternative forms of research methodologies and format styles.
--Adrienne Boulton-Funke, Assistant Professor, Art and Design, Missouri State University