How to Write a Master's Thesis


Author: Yvonne N. Bui
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452203512
Category: Education
Page: 313
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Yvonne N. Bui’s How to Write a Master’s Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. The tone and format of this applied book is reader-friendly and includes practical suggestions that go beyond informing what “should” be done. It is chock full of detailed explanations, examples, and supplemental materials that have been used successfully in advising students in completing their master’s theses.

Writing Your Master's Thesis

From A to Zen
Author: Lynn P. Nygaard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473965543
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Are you looking to find your voice, hone your writing tactics, and cultivate communication skills with impact? Using real-world cases, student vignettes, and reflective questions, Lynn leads you through the A to Zen of the writing process, building your confidence as well as developing your skills. Find out how to: Understand yourself, your audience, and your project, so you better understand your role in communicating research Choose a question and plan an appropriate design Build a foundation of ethics and background research into your writing practice Find your own writing (life)style Work with your supervisor, so you can get the best from the relationship Navigate structure, arguments, and theory, for deeper critical engagement Contextualize your research and maximize its impact. Going beyond the standard ‘how to survive’ advice, this inspiring writing guide empowers you to develop the voice, tone, and critical engagement required for you to thrive at Master’s level

Doing Your Masters Dissertation


Author: Chris Hart
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446229475
Category: Education
Page: 496
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Doing Your Masters Dissertation is a practical and comprehensive guide to researching, preparing and writing a dissertation at Masters level. It adopts a well-structured and logical approach, and takes the student through all the stages necessary to complete their research and write a successful dissertation. Key features of the book include: Step-by-step coverage - sections on choosing a topic, research design, methodology and presenting data and writing up An up-to-date list of key reference materials, both printed and electronic Advice on ethical guidelines Information on assessment criteria Student-focused throughout with a broad range of worked examples and guidelines for further reading. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this textbook is an essential resource for postgraduate students across the social sciences required to complete a Masters dissertation. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Writing Your Thesis


Author: Paul Oliver
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293068
Category: Reference
Page: 248
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'Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.' - Professor Goeffrey Elliott, University of Worcester 'Paul's book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.' - Dr Scott Buckler, University of Worcester Based on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished Masters or PhD thesis or dissertation. Fully up-to-date with current HEFCE/other EU requirements, the book sets out a template for you to follow, including planning and preparation, theoretical perspectives, publishing preliminary findings, and preparing for the viva. This edition contains: Examples of common mistakes and how you can avoid them Discussions of artefacts such as creative work Research-focused content A section on the relationship with your supervisor Information on online and digital work, so you are up to date with the latest developments in thesis writing. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

How to Write a Better Thesis


Author: David Evans,Paul Gruba,Justin Zobel
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522861261
Category: Reference
Page: 236
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This concise guide emphasizes clear and logical structure as the key to a well-written thesis. The book uses a direct and conversational tone while offering concrete examples of common structural problems and the numerous devices, tricks, and tests for avoiding them. It proves that the astute researcher must no longer regard writing as the last chore but rather as a crucial part of the research process. This updated edition demonstrates how computer software can be advantageous and includes a checklist to keep students organized.

How to Write an Exceptional Thesis Or Dissertation

A Step-by-step Guide from Proposal to Successful Defense
Author: J. S. Graustein
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601386036
Category: Education
Page: 288
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According to the Council of Graduate Schools, only 57 percent of students who start their Ph.D.s complete them within ten years, and many times itâe(tm)s the thesis or dissertation that is holding them back. In this book, you will gain insight regarding the entire research process, from organizing your literature and materials most effectively to analyzing and evaluating the big picture for defense. You will learn how to locate and recognize a topic that is appropriate for your thesis or dissertation, and you will discover how to expand on the subject matter to ensure itâe(tm)s unique and distinct from any other research out there. This book will ensure that your argument is strong, sound, and persuasive throughout your entire thesis or dissertation, from the introductory chapter through the summarizing conclusive statements, and you will learn how to do so without plagiarizing or cutting corners. You will master how to write ethically, objectively, and properly according to your academic subjectâe(tm)s standards. With this book as your guide, you will even find out how your research can take you from a proposal to a published writing career. With this book, you will learn everything from the ground-level basics to the more detailed breakdown of the research process. You will gain a strong understanding of the difference between a thesis and dissertation, and you will grasp the components expected of your work âe" regardless of the subject matter of your research. This book will walk you through the entire process step-by-step, teaching you how to structure a planning and writing schedule that will keep the process manageable and not overwhelming. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis or Dissertation

A Guide to Presenting Empirical Research
Author: John Bitchener
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137135956
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
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Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research. To help students understand what content and structure are appropriate for the different parts of a thesis, John Bitchener presents a range of options, illustrating them with analyses of and commentary on sections from a real Masters thesis in Applied Linguistics. Highly practical, and relevant across a wide range of disciplines, this step-by-step handbook: • provides guidelines on the type of content typically presented in each section of an empirical thesis, as well as key linguistic and presentation features • explores options for organizing and structuring this material to ensure it is rhetorically and persuasively effective • offers analysed examples with follow up commentary on how each of these aspects have been considered by one successful thesis writer • includes useful answers to FAQs, further reading suggestions and additional activities for students to apply what they have learned.

How to Write a Thesis


Author: Rowena Murray
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335244297
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 325
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Your Master's Thesis


Author: Alan Bond
Publisher: Studymates Limited
ISBN: 9781842850695
Category: Education
Page: 135
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A Master's dissertation is very different from an academic essay, yet all too often post-graduate students are expected to make the transition without guidance. This guide brings together advice from a team of experts on how to plan, draft, write and revise a thesis.

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

A Handbook for Supervisors
Author: Brian Paltridge,Sue Starfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134195338
Category: Education
Page: 200
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The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.

How to Write Your MBA Thesis


Author: Stephanie Jones,Khaled Wahba,Beatrice Van der Heijden
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841262315
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Leadership, change, responsibility. There is a reason these topics always seem to occur in unison - because they are inextricably linked to one another, both in theory and in practice.Strong, effective leadership is becoming increasingly important because of the challenges that arise in all aspects of work and life - these challenges are often characterized by change or the need for change, which in turn creates a sense of responsibility.This thoroughly researched volume brings together the collected wisdom of a number of experts to present readers with the most recent research and cutting-edge insights into this increasingly important area.

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Tips and Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Author: Fred C. Lunenburg,Beverly J. Irby
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141294225X
Category: Education
Page: 333
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This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.

Writing a Built Environment Dissertation

Practical Guidance and Examples
Author: Peter Farrell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444328677
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.

Doing Your Master's Dissertation

From Start to Finish
Author: Inger Furseth,Euris Larry Everett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446263983
Category: Study Aids
Page: 176
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With examples from real theses, useful action plans in each chapter and a range of practical tips that are often missed in other books, this is a step-by-step guide to help you excel in your Master's dissertation.

Writing Your Master's Thesis


Author: Alan Bond
Publisher: Studymates Limited
ISBN: 9781842850381
Category: Education
Page: 102
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"This Studymate is designed to show you exactly how to write your thesis. It will take you step-by-step through the process and help you create a thesis that is worthy of the degree you are working towards. Written by a team of experts, drawn largely from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth but also from other universities, each chapter explains the unique developmental process you are undergoing."

Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation

Entering the Conversation
Author: Irene L. Clark,Alfredo Mendoza,Chakarat Skawratananond,Artis Walker
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132797305
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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A complete, step-by-step, practical overview of the process of writing successful theses and dissertations Every year thousands of graduate students face the daunting–sometimes terrifying– challenge of writing a thesis or dissertation. But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does. It combines the practical guidance and theoretical understanding students need to complete their theses or dissertations with maximum insight and minimum stress. Drawing on her extensive research and experience advising hundreds of graduate students, Dr. Irene Clark presents a solid overview of the writing process. Clark shows how to apply innovative theories of process and genre and understand the writing process for what it is: your entrance into a conversation with the scholarly community that will determine your success or failure. This book offers useful strategies for each phase of the process, from choosing advisors and identifying topics through writing, revision, and review. Coverage includes • Getting started: overcoming procrastination and writer’s block • Understanding the genre of the thesis or dissertation • Speaking the “language of the academy” • Writing compelling proposals • Developing and revising drafts • Constructing effective literature reviews • Working with tables, graphs, and other visual materials • Working with advisors and dissertation committees • Avoiding inadvertent plagiarism Experience based, theoretically grounded, jargon free, and practical, Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation will help you become a more effective writer–and a more meaningful contributor to the scholarly conversation. Preface xi Introduction: Writing a Thesis or Dissertation: An Overview of the Process xix Chapter 1: Getting Started 1 Chapter 2: So What? Discovering Possibilities 17 Chapter 3: The Proposal as an Argument: A Genre Approach to the Proposal 33 Chapter 4: Mapping Texts: The Reading/Writing Connection 63 Chapter 5: Writing and Revising 83 Chapter 6: Writing the Literature Review 103 Chapter 7: Using Visual Materials 125 Chapter 8: The Advisor and Thesis/Dissertation Committee 139 Chapter 9: Working with Grammar and Style 155 Chapter 10: Practical Considerations 175 Index: 193

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation


Author: David Sternberg
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466884703
Category: Study Aids
Page: 240
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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps" -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much more

Complete Your Dissertation Or Thesis in Two Semesters Or Less


Author: Evelyn Hunt Ogden
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742552890
Category: Education
Page: 121
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The doctoral facts of life: the beginning -- Researching your committee: the really critical research project -- Selecting a dissertation topic -- Spending money and using the 21st century to your advantage -- Designing your dissertation and preparing the prospectus and proposal -- Writing the dissertation: twenty workdays to go! -- Defending the dissertation: two hours to doctor! -- Celebrating, the last revision, post-partum depression

Writing and Presenting Research


Author: Angela Thody
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877850
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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This accessible and wide-ranging book is an invaluable introductory guide through the choices to be made when deciding how to report research. Writing and Presenting Research covers research written as theses and dissertations; chapters, books, reports and articles in academic, professional or general media such as newspapers; and also reviews the options for presenting research orally as lectures, keynotes, conference papers and even TV game shows. These forms of reporting research have well-established conventions for their formats, but they also have growing numbers of alternative possibilities. This has generated debate about what is, or is not, acceptable, and the aim of this book is to make this debate more manageable for those wanting to assess which of the conventional or alternative possibilities on offer is most appropriate for reporting their current research. Arranged in easily followed sections enlivened with checklists, style variations, examples and reflection points, Writing and Presenting Research has relevance to the social sciences, arts, humanities, natural and applied sciences and law and is an invaluable reference tool for new and experienced researchers alike. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!