The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

Paperback | February 13, 2010

byPeter Lyons, Howard J. Doueck

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Many otherwise strong doctoral students get stuck at the dissertation stage, but this trusty guide takes students from the early planning phase to finishing the final draft. It contains straightforward advice for each stage of the dissertation process: selecting a chair, completing theliterature 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. Practical guidelines, tips and strategies, and action steps checklists in each chapter make this a handy pocket guide for students as well as advisors seeking a comprehensive, unintimidating road map to the social work dissertation.

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Many otherwise strong doctoral students get stuck at the dissertation stage, but this trusty guide takes students from the early planning phase to finishing the final draft. It contains straightforward advice for each stage of the dissertation process: selecting a chair, completing theliterature review, developing a hypothesis, select...

Peter Lyons, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Social Work at Georgia State University. Howard J. Doueck, Ph.D., is Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty and Project Development at the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.1 × 5.4 × 0.5 inPublished:February 13, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019537391X

ISBN - 13:9780195373912

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Table of Contents

1. The Doctoral Degree in Social Work2. The Candidate, the Chair, and the Committee3. The Literature Review, Theory, Problem Statement, and Hypotheses4. Ethics and Research Methodology5. Sampling and Measurement6. Data Management and Analysis7. Writing and Presenting ResultsReferencesIndex