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Finish Your Dissertation, Don't Let It Finish You!

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Finish Your Dissertation, Don't Let It Finish You!

Joanne Broder Sumerson

ISBN: 978-1-118-13303-3 November 2013 208 Pages

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An all-inclusive, practical guide to help you design, conduct, and finish your academic dissertation—with minimal drama

Sharing the secrets for successfully navigating through the dissertation and thesis process while maintaining your sanity, Finish Your Dissertation, Don't Let It Finish You! presents comprehensive coverage of the entire dissertation process, from selecting a committee and choosing a research topic to conducting the research and writing and defending your dissertation.

Joanne Broder Sumerson follows the sequential flow of a dissertation, to help you move through the process in a logical, step-by-step manner, with an abundance of practical examples and useful tips on:

  • Proper dissertation etiquette—smarts and strategies for managing the committee
  • Breaking ground on your study
  • The anatomy of the five chapters of your dissertation
  • Making a compelling argument for why your study should be done
  • Creating an exemplary literature review
  • The best practices in research design
  • Getting official approval from the Institutional Review Board
  • Organizing your freshly collected data
  • Concluding your dissertation
  • Presenting a smooth oral defense

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter One The Secret Handshake 1

Chapter Two Breaking Ground on Your Study 13

Chapter Three Anatomy of a Dissertation 29

Chapter Four Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Your Study: The Strong Introduction 39

Chapter Five Literature Review Made Simple 45

Chapter Six Data Scavenger Hunt: Methodology 57

Chapter Seven The Institutional Review Board (IRB) 83

Chapter Eight Making Sense of the Data Collection Scavenger Hunt: Results 91

Chapter Nine I Am Listening, Data: Discussion 107

Chapter Ten Your Data’s Next Chapter After the Dissertation Write-Up and Graduation 115

Appendix A Summary Chart of Statistics, What to Report, Abbreviations, and Suggested Syntax 127

Appendix B Anatomy of a Dissertation in Context 139

Appendix C Sample Dissertation Rubric 157

Appendix D The Juicers 163

References 167

About the Author 171

Author Index 173

Subject Index 175