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Destination dissertation : a traveler's guide to a done dissertation /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Foss, Sonja K.
Other Authors: Waters, William Joseph Condon.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2007.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preparing to Go: The Dissertation Journey
  • Can a Dissertation Really Be a Trip?
  • Packing your bags
  • Enjoyment
  • Doability
  • Competence
  • Agency
  • Support
  • Our guarantees
  • Your travel agents
  • How to use this guide
  • The Journey Before You: 29 Steps
  • Our timetable Yeah, but . . .
  • Dissertation checklist
  • Planning the Trip: The Conceptual Conversation
  • Selecting and orienting a partner
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Identifying key pieces
  • Developing Your Itinerary: The Pre-Proposal
  • Formulating your research question
  • Criteria for a good research question
  • Multiple research questions
  • Selecting your aata
  • Aligning your research question and your data
  • Identifying your method of data collection
  • Identifying your method of data analysis
  • Identifying the literature to review
  • Identifying the significance of your study
  • Identifying your chapters
  • Writing your preproposal
  • Assessing your decisions
  • Committing to the preproposal with your advisor
  • Advice from Other Travelers: The Literature Review
  • Coding the literature
  • Sorting your codes
  • Checking your codes
  • Creating your conceptual schema
  • Writing it up
  • Getting There: The Dissertation Proposal
  • Introduction
  • Research question
  • Definition of terms
  • Literature review
  • Research design
  • Data
  • History or context
  • Procedures
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Assumptions
  • Significance of the study
  • Outline of the study
  • Recap: sections of a dissertation proposal
  • Approval of the proposal
  • Things to See and Do: Data Collection and Analysis
  • Collecting your data
  • Creating codable data
  • Identifying Your unit(s) of analysis
  • Coding your data
  • Sorting your codes
  • Checking your codes
  • Creating your explanatory schema
  • Writing it up
  • Making the Most of Your Travels: The Last Chapter Plus
  • Summary
  • Interpretation of findings
  • Limitations
  • Suggestions for future research
  • Finishing up
  • Useful Phrases: Writing and Editing
  • Fast writing
  • Turning off the screen
  • Making notes to self
  • Writing with headings
  • Skipping around
  • Keeping the ideas flowing
  • Slow revising
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Computer-aided proofreading
  • Hard-copy proofreading
  • Travelogue: The Dissertation Defense
  • Preparing for your defense
  • The defense itself
  • Following your defense
  • Making the Best Use of Your Guide: Advisor Advising
  • Asking appropriately
  • Agreeing on a vision
  • Expectations about roles
  • Expectations about advising
  • Replication model
  • Apprenticeship model
  • Cocreation model
  • Expectations about dissertations
  • Articulating needs
  • Conceptual conversation
  • Ground rules
  • Information about the dissertation process
  • Information about research and writing
  • Information about the dissertation defense
  • Enacting professionalism
  • Assessing your relationship
  • Understanding your advisor's perspective
  • Framing issues collaboratively
  • Protecting your advisor's face
  • Planning for action
  • Applying productive chicanery
  • Performing completion
  • Asking for help from a mediator
  • Adding a coadvisor
  • Switching advisors
  • Avoiding Delays and Annoyances: Enactment of the Scholar Role
  • Incomplete-scholar roles
  • Housekeeper
  • Model employee
  • Undocumented worker
  • Patient
  • Good student
  • Proxy critic
  • Executor
  • Maverick
  • Enacting the scholar role: writing regularly
  • Writing on a schedule
  • Focusing on successes.