Title

Write Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster: A Proven Map to Success

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2014

Originally Published In

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publications.

Abstract

A doctoral dissertation is arguably the most important journey that students will embark upon in their professional careers, so smart travelers will want E. Alana James and Tracesea H. Slater’s Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster: A Proven Map to Success at their fingertips. James and Slater identify the key places and challenges that create extra stress during the dissertation process, and offer effective strategies and tools to address those challenges and ensure academic success. Their map walks readers through each step of the process, including: determining the research topic, choosing appropriate methods, turning a hypothesis into a study, completing a literature review, writing and defending a proposal, collecting and analyzing data, writing up the study, and ultimately defending the dissertation.

Building on years of experience with doctoral students, the authors provide a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool that encourages student reflection; includes student stories, hints, and writing tips; and provides end-of-chapter checklists and ideas for incorporating social media. With the proven techniques and guidance of this indispensable book, doctoral students will finish their thesis or dissertation—faster!