Breaking down the process step by step, this book gives essential advice on navigating the whole program. You'll first get some tips on selecting a research topic and writing a proposal. From there, you'll receive guidance on your research journey, all the way through the completion (and publication!) of your dissertation. Also included is a helpful recommended reading list broken down by research area.
This handbook sets out the processes and products of 'digital' research. It is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Topics covered include: - how to make research more accessible - the use of search engines and other sources to determine the scope of work - research training for students - what will theses, dissertations and research reports look like in ten years' time? - the storing and archiving of such research - ethics and methodologies in the field - intercultural issues The editors focus on advances in arts and practice-based doctorates, and their application in other fields and disciplines.
Bringing together student, academic, and institutional perspectives, this book casts light on the unique and challenging form of the doctoral thesis in the creative and performing arts, where the written text is combined with a creative/performed text, to present a unique contribution to research. It provides insights into the nature of doctoral writing across a wide range of creative and performing arts disciplines and enhances understanding of student experiences of doctoral writing. Academic perspectives are provided: that of the examiners, the supervisors, and the institutions. The book also investigates the nature of successful research in these disciplines.
This book offers advice about and examples of the primary tasks and hidden complications in writing a qualitative dissertation. The long process of bringing a dissertation to completion involves making many choices - substantive, organizational, and interpersonal. This guidebook takes you through the process - from the first formulation of the topic and selection of a committee to development of an argument and, finally, preparation for the defense.
The book provides an accessible roadmap that honors the complexity of action research. It will show that action research is appropriate not only for a dissertation, but also a deeply rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This book helps students understand the ways action research dissertations are different from more traditional dissertations and prepares students and their committees for the unique dilemmas they may face, such as validity, positionality, design, write-up, ethics, and defense of the dissertation. The Action Research Dissertation is a must-have resource for any student contemplating an action research project, thesis, or dissertation, and equally valuable to researchers undertaking and writing up their action research.
This book contains straightforward advice for each stage of the dissertation process: selecting a chair, completing the literature review, developing a hypothesis, selecting a study sample and appropriate measures, managing and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, establishing good writing habits, and overcoming obstacles to completing the dissertation on schedule. The focus is on social work, but there will nonetheless be important tips for a range of fields.
Written primarily for doctoral students in education and related fields, the purpose of this book is to assist practitioner-scholars in crafting and conducting a qualitative dissertation by using practical issues to help them understand what it means to do a dissertation and what it means to do qualitative research.