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The Portable Dissertation Advisor



November 2003 | 208 pages | Corwin

"I do not believe I have ever seen a work of this kind that so thoroughly and so carefully examines the important consideration of working with the students' advisor, relationships with the students' supervisory committee, and the oral defense. Students using this text will certainly applaud this work."
M. Scott Norton, Professor
Arizona State University

Having problems getting your dissertation finished? Here is the help you need!

Getting your doctorate part-time or via the computer makes it difficult to schedule meetings with your advisor, use the library's resources, or discuss your topic ideas and dissertation difficulties with fellow students. Problems unique to nontraditional graduate students are alleviated with this easy-to-use dissertation guide. In sections devised to follow the conventional structure of a dissertation, Bryant organizes the book to help you locate vital information quickly and efficiently.

Practical, targeted, and no-nonsense, this book includes suggestions and tips for:

  • Finding a topic, a theory, and a research method
  • Creating a dissertation support group, plus an appendix listing activities for a support group
  • Using a research library from off campus
  • Developing a productive relationship with your advisor

The Portable Dissertation Advisor also contains an annotated bibliography of research books, a list of doctoral studies written about writing dissertations, and an assessment tool for you to evaluate your study.


 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
1. First Steps Towards Your Dissertation
 
2. The Introductory Sections
 
3. The Literature Review
 
4. The Research Design
 
5. The Report of Your Findings
 
6. The Concluding Section
 
7. Sage Advice on Navigating the Dissertation Process
 
Appendix A: Annotated Bibliography of Useful Books
 
Appendix B: Bibliography of Helpful Dissertations
 
Appendix C: Assessment Instrument for Evaluating Your Study
 
Appendix D: Activities for Dissertation Support Groups
 
References
 
Index

"I do not believe I have ever seen a work of this kind that so thoroughly and so carefully examines the important consideration of working with the student’s advisor, relationships with the student’s supervisory committee, and the oral defense. Students using this text will certainly applaud this work."

M. Scott Norton, Professor
Arizona State University

"I have read many books that are of a ‘how to nature’ for your doctorate. What Dr. Bryant has done is produce a definitive book that will be valuable to students working on their dissertation. He really understands what a student needs to do and clearly outlines how to start and finish and what needs to be done in between."

Cal Hauserman, Principal
Medicine Hat School District #76, Alberta, Canada

"The Portable Dissertation Advisor is an excellent source for educators writing their dissertation. It is clear and precise."

Joan Bowman, Principal
Santa Fe Junior High, Santa Fe, TX

This book has great ideas for doctoral students in writing their dissertations.

Dr Maureen Lienau
Education , Argosy University
June 1, 2011

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