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The Dissertation Journey A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation by Carol M. Roberts
  

The Dissertation Journey A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation

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The Dissertation Journey A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation by Carol M. Roberts

The dissertation is a tough mountain to climb; half of all doctoral students never make it to the top. To overcome the practical, emotional, and psychological obstacles along the way, you'll need the right tools and a knowledgeable guide. This informative and inspirational book readies you for each step of the dissertation process, including choosing a topic, selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. This second edition of The Dissertation Journey offers new and updated features, including: - A chapter on ethical considerations - Expanded coverage of digital data collection and using the Internet for research - More detailed information on conducting the literature review - A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework With graphics, checklists, inspirational quotes, illustrations, and sample forms, this valuable resource is your essential guidebook to preparing, writing, and defending your dissertation.

Reviews

The Dissertation Journey is a must-have resource for any doctoral student venturing out on his or her own. Dr. Roberts presents a systematic approach that transforms what at first seems insurmountable into achievable. Trust the process, it works! -- Bruce R. Schultz, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Few books provide such a concise overview of the dissertation process. From understanding your relationship with faculty to collating materials for each chapter, Roberts provides a clear, step-by-step guide on how to plan, write, and defend your doctoral research. Do not procrastinate; read this book and proceed on the road to successful completion of your dissertation! -- Deborah A. Schreiber, Assistant Professor of Education


About the Author

Carol M. Roberts is Professor in the University of La Verne's Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership where she advises doctoral students, chairs dissertations, and teaches research plus a variety of courses focused on leading organizations. Carol is a speaker, consultant, and seminar leader specializing in organizational and team development, strategic planning, conflict resolution, coaching, and personal mastery. She has been a trainer for the California School Leadership Academy and the California School Boards Association. She received her doctoral degree in planning, policy, and administration from the University of Southern California. Carol served on the Executive Board for the Southern Counties Women in Educational Management and was awarded its Woman of the Year award.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd August 2010

Author

Carol M. Roberts

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
248 pages

Categories

Study & learning skills: general
Universities

ISBN

9781412977982

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