Writing a graduate thesis or dissertation /

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Author / Creator:Blair, Lorrie Christina, 1957- author.
Imprint:Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Sense Publishers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (xx, 145 pages)
Language:English
Series:Teaching writing ; volume 4
Teaching writing (Sense Publishers) ; v. 4.
Subject:Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Rhetoric.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Dissertations, Academic.
Report writing.
Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11253018
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ISBN:9789463004268
9463004262
9463004246
9789463004244
9463004254
9789463004251
Digital file characteristics:text file
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-144).
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 25, 2021).
Summary:The Teaching Writing series publishes user-friendly writing guides penned by authors with publishing records in their subject matter. Blair's practical book gives graduate students the tools they need to successfully plan, write, and defend their thesis or dissertation. Each chapter addresses a rite of passage common to most graduate programs: selecting a methodology, conducting a literature search, carrying out research, analyzing data, and preparing for a thesis defense. Combining years of supervisory experience with up-to-date research, Blair addresses issues important to graduate students that are often left out of these guides, including how to navigate the ethics review process and avoid problems related to academic integrity, such as plagiarism, how to select and prepare for a productive meeting with a supervisor, and how to establish an academic track record by presenting research at conferences and publishing in academic journals. Writing a Graduate Thesis or Dissertation offers much more than its title suggests. It is a thorough and succinct guide to succeeding in graduate school, appropriate for thesis and research methods courses, and a must-read for graduate students across the disciplines. "Like a series of productive meetings with a trusted advisor, each chapter of this text provides practical information and sound insight, thoughtfully organized and generously shared."--Christine MarmeĢ Thompson, Professor of Art Education, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University "This will become a 'must-have' volume for every graduate student's book shelf, with advice for every step of the thesis journey."--Anne Lavack, Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University "More than simply comprehensive, this work includes information and considerations that are rarely addressed in other guides, including information related to selecting supervisors and alternative forms of research methodologies and format styles."--Adrienne Boulton-Funke, Assistant Professor, Art and Design, Missouri State University Lorrie Blair is a Professor of Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. With over 25 years post-secondary teaching experience, she has held positions at universities in the United States and Canada. She is active as a supervisor of MA and Ph. D. thesis students and was a recent recipient of the Faculty of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award
Other form:Print version: Blair, Lorrie. Writing a graduate thesis or dissertation 9463004246
Standard no.:10.1007/978-94-6300-426-8
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • What Is a Thesis?
  • Thesis Formats
  • Monographs
  • Thesis by Publication
  • Professional Doctorates
  • Thesis and a Creative Project
  • Alternative Forms
  • Finding the Right Supervisor
  • Introduction
  • Who Are Supervisors?
  • Student Needs
  • Qualities to Look for in a Supervisor
  • The Institutional Context of Supervision
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Finding the "Just Right" Supervisor
  • Supervisors to Avoid
  • Co-Supervision
  • The Thesis Committee
  • Writing the Proposal
  • Introduction
  • Overcoming Fear
  • Working Independently
  • Developing or Joining a Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Working with the Supervisor
  • Finding a Thesis Topic and Formulating a Research Question
  • Finding a Research Topic and Methodology
  • Components of the Proposal
  • Conducting and Writing Literature Reviews
  • Introduction
  • Types of Literature Reviews
  • Locating and Evaluating Research
  • But Is It Research?
  • Where to Start and When to Stop
  • Writing the Review
  • Common Mistakes Made in Literature Reviews
  • Stringing and Dumping
  • Maintaining Academic Integrity
  • Introduction
  • How Can Plagiarism Be Prevented?
  • What Happens If You Are Charged with Plagiarism?
  • Choosing a Methodology
  • Introduction
  • Epistemology
  • The Methodology
  • Method
  • Quantitative Research
  • Experimental Research
  • Quasi-Experimental Research
  • Nonexperimental Research
  • Criteria for Judgment for Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Ethnography
  • Phenomenology
  • Narrative Research
  • Grounded Theory
  • Case Study
  • Choosing among the Methods
  • Criteria for Judgment for Qualitative Research
  • Student Challenges
  • Action Research
  • Student Challenges
  • Why Do Action Research?
  • Arts Methodologies and Methods
  • As Art Therapy
  • As Social Science Research
  • As Studio Art Practice
  • How Does One Judge the Quality of Arts Research?
  • Why Conduct Art Research
  • Writing the Methodology Section or Chapter
  • Conducting Ethical Research
  • Introduction
  • Who and What Govern the Ethics Policies and Procedures?
  • What Power Do Research Ethics Boards Have?
  • Navigating Human Subjects Research Protocol Forms
  • Consent Forms
  • Multi-Jurisdiction Research
  • Methodological Considerations
  • Action Research
  • Ethics and Self-Reflective Research
  • Internet Research
  • Online Surveys
  • Ethical Consideration for Creative Research Practices
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Collecting Data
  • Recruiting and Retaining Participants
  • Dealing with Unanticipated Ethical Issues
  • Losing the Data
  • Faulty Data
  • Conclusion
  • Data Analysis
  • Starting Points
  • Coding the Data
  • Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)
  • Interpreting the Data
  • Establishing an Academic Track Record
  • Presenting at Conferences
  • Presenting at Conferences
  • Before Submitting a Proposal
  • How to Write a Conference Proposal
  • How to Make a Conference Presentation
  • How to Attend Presentations and Network
  • How to Publish a Journal Article
  • Selecting the Appropriate Journal
  • Understanding the Peer-Review Process
  • What Is an Author?
  • The Order of Authors
  • How to Submit a Paper
  • How to Deal with Reviewers' Comments
  • Why Papers Are Rejected
  • Finding Support for Writing the Thesis
  • Introduction
  • Time
  • Writing Support
  • Motivation
  • How to Meet with a Supervisor
  • How to Ensure Good Feedback
  • Conclusion
  • Dealing with Student-Supervisor Problems
  • Introduction
  • Addressing Problems with Your Supervisor
  • Getting Effective Feedback from Your Supervisor
  • Making a Formal Complaint
  • Changing Supervisors
  • Sexual Harassment, Racism, Homophobia, and Discrimination
  • Defending the Thesis
  • Introduction
  • What Is the "Good Enough" Thesis?
  • What Does an Oral Examination Entail?
  • References
  • About the Author.