The Qualitative Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty
This guide is for students working on dissertations that are based on qualitative research. The guide attempts to frame the dissertation process as a set of iterative cycles of deliberation which include facing the dissertation, moving into the dissertation, crafting the research proposal, proposing the study, living with the study, entering into public discourse, and adjusting to life after the dissertation. The first section consists of 10 chapters focusing on these cycles. The second section is comprised of five "think pieces," more informal and conversational conceptions (and misconceptions) of deliberation in relation to theoretical perspectives on "discourse." These pieces are titled: "What Do We Mean by Deliberation?""Dissertation Study Groups: Cultivating a Community for Discursive Deliberation"; "Knowledge Claims and the Issue of Legitimacy in Educational Research"; "Tuning In to Discourses on Qualitative Inquiry"; and "Text/Interpretation". Throughout the book, insets provide many case examples. (Contains approximately 250 references.) (DB)
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Facing the Dissertation
1 The Emotional Power of the Dissertation
3 Early Writing That Expresses Competing Possibilities
Moving Into the Dissertation
4 Trying Out Potential Ideas for a Study
3 A Narrative Study of Three Levels of Reflection in
Anticipated Portrayals and Tentative Outline
Getting to Portrayals
The Dissertation Meeting
Life After Dissertation
for Discursive Deliberation
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