Destination Dissertation: A Traveler’s Guide to a Done by Sonja K. Foss

By Sonja K. Foss

Destination Dissertation: A Traveler’s advisor to a performed Dissertation is a instruction manual that is helping scholars effectively entire their dissertations. It makes use of a metaphor of trip to border the dissertation approach as an exhilarating journey of twenty-nine steps that may be accomplished in under 9 months. Designed to be used by way of scholars in all disciplines and for either quantitative and qualitative dissertations, the e-book exhibits concrete and effective tactics for finishing these components of the dissertation the place scholars are inclined to get caught: conceptualizing a subject, constructing a pre-proposal, writing a literature overview, writing a suggestion, amassing and studying information, and writing the final chapter.

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Step 25. Making final formatting revisions: Make any formatting changes required by the graduate school. Time: 5 hours. Step 26. Review of the dissertation by your committee members: After your advisor has approved your dissertation, distribute the dissertation to the other members of your committee and give them two weeks to read it. Time: 80 hours. Step 27. Defending the dissertation: If an oral defense is required at your university, defend the dissertation. Chapter 10 gives you strategies for doing this successfully.

Their excellent models will make the journeys of others easier. Thanks to Bernard J. Armada, Francis S. Bartolomeo, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Abby L. Braun, Gail J. Chryslee, Mariah Dolsen, Tanner Ehmke, Kimberly C. Elliott, Karen A. Foss, Justin Garcia, Kimberly D. Barnett Gibson, Nicki M. Gonzales, Debra Greene, Daniel D. Gross, Laura K. Hahn, D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein, Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Marla R. Kanengieter, Laura Knaster, Patrick M. Krueger, Theodore Matula, Katryna McCoy, Madeline Perez, Gabrielle (Bree) Picower, Raina K.

She is smart and writes well, but she was struggling to complete her dissertation because she didn’t know some basic processes that would allow her to move ahead. Adem, on the other hand, had been ABD in sociology for three years. He had all the data collected for his project—he had conducted and transcribed his interviews. But he didn’t know what to do with all the data he had. He knew he was supposed to code his data and come up with a theory or explanation from it all, but the process of dealing with so many transcripts was overwhelming.

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