Surviving Your Dissertation 3rd Edition Pdf

Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process3.67 · Rating details ·  121 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews

"The book is an excellent addition to those already available in the area and provides a very practical guide that students can pick up and use for reference throughout their dissertation process."
--ESCalate (a Higher Education Academy Network publication)

Like the previous editions of this bestselling text, Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and"The book is an excellent addition to those already available in the area and provides a very practical guide that students can pick up and use for reference throughout their dissertation process."
--ESCalate (a Higher Education Academy Network publication)

Like the previous editions of this bestselling text, Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, Third Edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks. Using examples from a wide range of disciplines, the authors give readers expert advice on the entire dissertation process: selecting a suitable topic; conducting a literature review; managing data overload; building an argument; presenting the material, data, and results; and working with faculty committees. The entire text has been updated and fresh examples have been added to it. This edition features an up-to-the-minute discussion of online research and the use of software packages. The authors have expanded their coverage of qualitative work, and added information about the use of mixed methods to the book. These updates and more make the Third Edition of Surviving Your Dissertation a must have resource for graduate students.

Key Features of the Third Edition:

Walks readers through the dissertation process as an ideal mentor would.
Devotes more attention to qualitative work, and touches upon mixed methods.
Discusses online library resources and completing one's dissertation via the Internet.
Features new material on the use of graphics.
Includes information about informed consent forms.


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Paperback, 317 pages

Published April 1st 2007 by Sage Publications, Inc (first published July 17th 1992)

"This text provides a broad coverage, focused approach for dissertation, balanced approach between quantitative and qualitative designs, and excellent examples."

(Udaya R. Wagle, Western Michigan University)

"I wish this text was available when I was working on my dissertation as it would have demystified the process greatly!"

(Anne J. Hacker, Walden University)

"The title is wonderful and attention getting. It’s practical and consistent with the title in terms of compliance with requirements while seeking the path of least resistance toward completion of a quality product."

(Bernie Kerr, Central Michigan University)

"[S]traightforward, well-written, concise and not too cumbersome….gets to the root of what students need to know. I like the detailed explanations and examples for writing each section of the dissertation.…The text explains and gives examples of how to write the methodology and the results. I also think the student suggestions are very helpful."

(Kaye Pepper, University of Mississippi)

"The text is well organized.…It includes chapters on the presentation of both quantitative and qualitative results which are particularly welcome in PhD programs that value paradigmatic diversity and do not expect students to conform to the assumptions of a single paradigm such as positivism."

(Karin Klenke, Leadership Development Institute (LDI) International)

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