Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process by Kjell Erik Rudestam

Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process

Kjell Erik Rudestam and Rae R. Newton
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Like the previous editions of this bestselling text, Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, Third Edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks. Using examples from a wide range of disciplines, the authors give readers expert advice on the entire dissertation process: selecting a suitable topic; conducting a literature review; managing data overload; building an argument; presenting the material, data, and results; and working with faculty committees. The entire text has been updated and fresh examples have been added to it. This edition features an up-to-the-minute discussion of online research and the use of software packages. The authors have expanded their coverage of qualitative work, and added information about the use of mixed methods to the book. These updates and more make the Third Edition of Surviving Your Dissertation a must have resource for graduate students.Key Features of??the Third??Edition: Walks readers through the dissertation process as an ideal mentor would.Devotes more attention to qualitative work, and touches upon mixed methods.Discusses online library resources and completing one??'s dissertation via the Internet.Features new material on the use of graphics.Includes information about informed consent forms.

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Like the previous editions of this bestselling text, Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, Third Edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks. Using examples from a wide range of disciplines, the authors give readers expert advice on the entire dissertation process: selecting a suitable topic; conducting a literature review; managing data overload; building an argument; presenting the material, data, and results; and working with faculty committees. The entire text has been updated and fresh examples have been added to it. This edition features an up-to-the-minute discussion of online research and the use of software packages. The authors have expanded their coverage of qualitative work, and added information about the use of mixed methods to the book. These updates and more make the Third Edition of Surviving Your Dissertation a must have resource for graduate students. Key Features of the Third Edition: Walks readers through the dissertation process as an ideal mentor would.Devotes more attention to qualitative work, and touches upon mixed methods.
Discusses online library resources and completing one's dissertation via the Internet. Features new material on the use of graphics. Includes information about informed consent forms.

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“In nearly each chapter the authors list 'suggestions from students' to provide some relief in the whole process. For the scholar practitioner, the ease with which the whole process is explained will reduce the stress, and yet result in a high standard of research in dissertations. This book is helpful for both the mentor and mentee in Ph.D. or Ed.D. program.” — Jerry Horgen The School Administrator 20080807

Author Biography

Kjell Erik Rudestam is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California. He was previously Professor of Psychology at York University, Toronto. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Oregon. He is also author of Surviving Your Dissertation, 3rd ed. (also with Rae Newton), Handbook of Online Learning (with Judith Schoenholtz-Read), and seven other books, as well as numerous articles in professional journals on topics including suicide, psychotherapy, and family and organizational systems. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12), a Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology (Clinical), and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Rae R. Newton is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at California State University Fullerton. He recently joined the faculty of the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University where he serves as a research consultant and statistical advisor to doctoral students and faculty. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed postdoctoral training in mental health measurement at Indiana University. His primary interests include longitudinal modeling of outcomes for high risk youth and foster care populations, family violence and graduate educaton. He is author, with Kjell Erik Rudestam, of Surviving Your dissertation: A comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, now in its third edition. In semi-retirement he enjoys traveling with his wife in their RV and surfing throughout Mexico and Central America.

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