Theses and dissertations : a guide to planning, research, and writing /

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Author / Creator:Thomas, R. Murray (Robert Murray), 1921-
Imprint:Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2000.
Description:x, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dissertations, Academic.
Report writing.
Handbooks and manuals.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Brubaker, Dale L.
ISBN:0897897463 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-288) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • The Nature of Theses and Dissertations
  • Preparing the Way Sources of Guidance
  • Searching the Literature Choosing and Defining
  • Research Topics Sources and Types of Research Problems
  • Building and Adapting Theories Stating the Problem and Its Rationale Collecting
  • Information Types of Research Methods and Sources of Information
  • Data Collection Techniques and Instruments Things That Go Wrong Organizing
  • Information Classification Patterns
  • Summarizing Information Verbally, Numerically, and Graphically
  • Interpreting the Results Modes of Interpretation
  • Presenting the Finished Product
  • Writing the Final Version Mounting a Persuasive
  • Defense Reaching a Wider Audience
  • Appendix: Outline of a Dissertation Proposal
  • References
  • Index