Dissertation Solutions: A Concise Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Surviving the Dissertation Process

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R&L Education, Oct 16, 2012 - Education - 120 pages
New graduate students are often unaware of the many hazards and pitfalls that occur during the dissertation process: intensive schedules, dwindling motivation, difficult or unavailable mentors, and research and publication complications. Lacking the experience and wherewithal to successfully overcome or avoid these impetuses for derailment, many students are unable to complete the dissertation process, losing sight somewhere in between reading, studying, collecting data, and writing a thesis.
Based on the authors’ inside knowledge and extensive experience, Dissertation Solutions provides graduate students with the basic tools and skills to help them navigate the whole process with minimal damage, making the whole process of planning, researching, and writing more manageable. This thorough, but concise guide will help even the most na´ve graduate student become experts in navigating and surviving their graduate experiences. Outlining the dissertation process, explaining the key players involved, and offering advice to help complete any research project, this book will also provide overwhelmed, intimidated, or just reluctant students with the motivation required to complete this arduous project.
 

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Contents

Before During andAfter the Dissertation
13
Selecting Your Topic or Research Study
31
Selecting Your Committee
75
Preparing to Begin
89
The Project
105
Approaching the Defense
115
Publishing
133
Collaborating
153
Wrapping It Up
161
References
165
Recommended Resources
167
About the Authors
169
Other Titles of Interest
171
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Bradley N. Axelrod, PhD, is the director of neuropsychological and psychological assessment services at the John D. Dingell Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has published extensively in the area of psychometric analysis of neuropsychological and psychological test measures. He provides clinical training to psychology interns, and also provides research support to graduate students while serving on dozens of master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation committees.

James Windell, MA, has been a court psychologist in the Oakland County Circuit Court’s Family Division in Oakland County, Michigan, where he provides group therapy for delinquents and divorced co-parents with high conflicts. He is the author or co-author of fifteen books on parenting, medicine, and high-conflict divorce.

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