Destination Dissertation

A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation

Author: Sonja K. Foss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442246154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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Your dissertation is not a hurdle to jump or a battle to fight; as this handbook makes clear, your dissertation is the first of many destinations on the path of your professional career. Destination Dissertation guides you to the successful completion of your dissertation by framing the process as a stimulating and exciting trip—one that can be completed in fewer than nine months and by following twenty-nine specific steps. Sonja Foss and William Waters—your guides on this trip—explain concrete and efficient processes for completing the parts of the dissertation that tend to cause the most delays: conceptualizing a topic, developing a pre-proposal, writing a literature review, writing a proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing the last chapter. This guidebook is crafted for use by students in all disciplines and for both quantitative and qualitative dissertations, and incorporates a wealth of real-life examples from every step of the journey.
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Destination Dissertation

A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation

Author: Sonja K. Foss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742576779

Category: Education

Page: 380

View: 641

Dissertations aren't walls to scale or battles to fight; they are destinations along the path to a professional career. Destination Dissertation is a handbook that helps students successfully develop and complete their dissertations. It uses travel as a metaphor framing the process as an exciting trip of 29 steps that can be completed in less than nine months. Designed for use by students in all disciplines and for both quantitative and qualitative dissertations, the book shows concrete and efficient processes for completing those parts of the dissertation where students tend to get stuck, from conceptualizing a topic to editing the final work. It includes a wealth of real-life examples from throughout the dissertation process, such as creating the proposal and coding data. This time-tested method comes from the authors' successful work at the Denver-based Scholars' Retreat. Essential for all PhD candidates!
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Destination Dissertation

A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation

Author: Sonja K. Foss,William Joseph Condon Waters

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742554405

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Dissertations aren't walls to scale or battles to fight; they are destinations along the path to a professional career. This friendly guide helps doctoral students develop and write their dissertations, using travel as a metaphor. This time-tested method comes from the authors' successful work at the Denver-based Scholars' Retreat. Following concrete and efficient steps for completing each part of the dissertation, it includes a wealth of examples from throughout the dissertation process, such as creating the dissertation proposal and coding data. Essential for all PhD candidates!
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Developing Quality Dissertations in the Humanities

A Graduate Student's Guide to Achieving Excellence

Author: Barbara E. Lovitts,Ellen L. Wert

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579222609

Category: Education

Page: 40

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"Setting explicit targets and benchmarks of excellence of the sort advocated in these booklets will enable departments and universities to respond to demands for accountability with clear criteria for, and evidence of, success; and will raise the overall quality of student performance."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Education Dissertation

A Guide for Practitioner Scholars

Author: Dan W. Butin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452239770

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Use these focused guidelines to help you through every stage of the dissertation process! Written for practicing educators pursuing a doctoral degree, this resource provides a step-by-step process for developing and completing an academically rigorous dissertation in a time-efficient manner. Grounded in adult learning theory, this volume: Offers a clear, easy-to-follow approach with concrete goals and workable methods Discusses how practitioner scholars can apply their work experience to the dissertation Includes organizational templates, detailed charts, checklists, a timeline, student examples, and rubrics Provides tips throughout to help students think through situations Covers both quantitative and qualitative research
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Research in Organizations

Foundations and Methods in Inquiry

Author: Richard A. Swanson,Elwood F. Holton

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781605093338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 459

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Richard A. Swanson and Elwood F. Holton, leading scholars in the field, bring together contributions from more than twenty distinguished researchers from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive introductory textbook on organizational research. Designed for use by professors and students in graduate-level programs in business, management, organizational leadership, and human resource development, Research in Organizations teaches how to apply a range of methodolgies to the study of organizations. This comprehensive guide covers the theoretical foundations of various research methods, shows how to apply those methods in organizational settings, and examines the ethical conduct of research. It provides a holistic perspective, embracing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodology approaches and illuminating them through numerous illustrative examples.
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Consulting and Evaluation with Nonprofit and Community-Based Organizations

Author: Judah J. Viola,Susan Dvorak McMahon

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763756888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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Consulting with Non-Profit Organizations is a practical guide that provides all of the information necessary to start and run a successful consulting business focused on non-profit and government. The authors have done extensive research with a diverse group of consultants to determine the best practices for non-profit consulting. This unique book addresses important topics such as what types of services to provide, what type of business entity to set up, fee structure, challenges of consulting, and much more.
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Social Science Research Design and Statistics

A Practitioner's Guide to Research Methods and SPSS Analysis

Author: Alfred P. Rovai,Jason D. Baker,Michael K. Ponton

Publisher: Watertree Press LLC

ISBN: 9780978718671

Category: Social Science

Page: 540

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This book integrates social science research methods and the descriptions of 46 univariate, bivariate, and multivariate tests to include a description of the purpose, assumptions, example research question and hypothesis, SPSS procedure, and interpretation of SPSS output for each test. Included throughout the book are various sidebars highlighting key points, images and SPSS screenshots to assist understanding the material presented, self-test reviews at the end of each chapter, a decision tree to facilitate identification of the proper statistical test, examples of SPSS output with accompanying analysis and interpretations, links to relevant web sites, and a comprehensive glossary. Underpinning all these features is a concise, easy to understand explanation of the material.
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Tell This Silence

Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech

Author: Patti Duncan

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587294435

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Tell This Silence by Patti Duncan explores multiple meanings of speech and silence in Asian American women's writings in order to explore relationships among race, gender, sexuality, and national identity. Duncan argues that contemporary definitions of U.S. feminism must be expanded to recognize the ways in which Asian American women have resisted and continue to challenge the various forms of oppression in their lives. There has not yet been adequate discussion of the multiple meanings of silence and speech, especially in relation to activism and social-justice movements in the U.S. In particular, the very notion of silence continues to invoke assumptions of passivity, submissiveness, and avoidance, while speech is equated with action and empowerment. However, as the writers discussed in Tell This Silence suggest, silence too has multiple meanings especially in contexts like the U.S., where speech has never been a guaranteed right for all citizens. Duncan argues that writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Mitsuye Yamada, Joy Kogawa, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Nora Okja Keller, and Anchee Min deploy silence as a means of resistance. Juxtaposing their “unofficial narratives” against other histories—official U.S. histories that have excluded them and American feminist narratives that have stereotyped them or distorted their participation—they argue for recognition of their cultural participation and offer analyses of the intersections among gender, race, nation, and sexuality. Tell This Silence offers innovative ways to consider Asian American gender politics, feminism, and issues of immigration and language. This exciting new study will be of interest to literary theorists and scholars in women's, American, and Asian American studies.
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Travelers

The Meaningful Journey

Author: Regent Jean Cabana

Publisher: Turning Stone Press

ISBN: 9781618520296

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

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In Travelers: The Meaningful Journey, Régent Jean Cabana takes readers on a soul-affirming journey, making a strong case that the world outside, the one we travel into, responds to the world inside, the world we carry in our hearts and souls. Cabana draws on both old and new age wisdom to illustrate the unique qualities of each individual traveler, while at the same time exemplifying the universal appeal and symbolic strength of the figure of “Traveler” as portrayed throughout the ages. Travelers: The Meaningful Journey teaches us that our voyages can bring a special kind of wisdom when we are open to the possibilities, and it reminds us that home is within, not without. This is a book you will want to take with you wherever you go – whether it’s on a weekend pilgrimage or a month-long sojourn.
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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

Author: Joan Bolker

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429968881

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.
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The Elements of Inquiry

Research and Methods for a Quality Dissertation

Author: Peter J. Burke,Sara Jimenez Soffa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351111051

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

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The Elements of Inquiry covers the basic guidelines for graduate students doing an investigation or inquiry project. It distils the rubrics necessary for teaching research methods and completing research projects, and gives the student researcher a list of steps to follow to complete any type of inquiry project – including formal research projects such as doctoral dissertations. It was written to support the work of students in an educational leadership doctoral program, but it will also assist the research efforts of college students at any level in any discipline. The book begins by establishing the underlying philosophical concepts upon which all good research is based, preparing students to get down to the "nuts and bolts" of conducting their own research and evaluating the research of others. Fundamental concepts and rules of research are explained both for producers and consumers of social science and educational research. Numerous practical examples illustrate the steps in the research process presented in the text. There are end-of-chapter exercises for students to apply the concepts discussed in the chapter. Templates for organizing and presenting research provide students with a game plan for success with their research. The book ends with an up-to-date annotated bibliography of beginning and advanced research texts allowing students easy access to books that detail the more specialized research topics. While most research books detail one or more method in depth, this text provides a broad introduction to many techniques and models used in doctoral dissertations, and will be of particular value to those who are consumers of inquiry studies and research reports. Key to the overview provided is the annotated bibliography that leads the reader to the next stage of understanding or doing research.
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The Allure of the Archives

Author: Arlette Farge

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300180217

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 1929

DIVArlette Farge’s Le Goût de l’archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from the Archives of the Bastille, historian Farge was struck by the extraordinarily intimate portrayal they provided of the lives of the poor in pre-Revolutionary France, especially women. She was seduced by the sensuality of old manuscripts and by the revelatory power of voices otherwise lost. In The Allure of the Archives, she conveys the exhilaration of uncovering hidden secrets and the thrill of venturing into new dimensions of the past. Originally published in 1989, Farge’s classic work communicates the tactile, interpretive, and emotional experience of archival research while sharing astonishing details about life under the Old Regime in France. At once a practical guide to research methodology and an elegant literary reflection on the challenges of writing history, this uniquely rich volume demonstrates how surrendering to the archive’s allure can forever change how we understand the past./div
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The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning

Author: Richard E. Mayer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139992481

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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In recent years, multimedia learning, or learning from words and images, has developed into a coherent discipline with a significant research base. The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning is unique in offering a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of research and theory in the field, with a focus on computer-based learning. Since the first edition appeared in 2005, it has shaped the field and become the primary reference work for multimedia learning. Multimedia environments, including online presentations, e-courses, interactive lessons, simulation games, slideshows, and even textbooks, play a crucial role in education. This revised second edition incorporates the latest developments in multimedia learning and contains new chapters on topics such as drawing, video, feedback, working memory, learner control, and intelligent tutoring systems. It examines research-based principles to determine the most effective methods of multimedia instruction and considers research findings in the context of cognitive theory to explain how these methods work.
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National Geographic the Civil War

A Traveler's Guide

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426214898

Category: Historic sites

Page: 510

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Published in association with the Blue & Gray Education Society.
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Teaching from the Heart

Critical Communication Pedagogy in the Communication Classroom

Author: C. Kyle Rudick,Kathryn B. Golsan,Kyle Cheesewright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781516513352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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Teaching From the Heart: Critical Communication Pedagogy in the Communication Classroom uses a social-justice framework to introduce beginning instructors to classroom pedagogy. Readers will learn the history, vocabulary, and skill set needed to recognize teaching and learning as sites for humanization, transformation, and growth. Topics include mentoring as an act of love, assessment, power, facilitating critical dialogue about oppression and privilege, and developing social justice classroom activities for the communication classroom. Both critical and pragmatic, Teaching From the Heart is ideal for courses in teaching communication and a valuable tool for any instructor who wishes to work with students to explore issues regarding power, privilege, and oppression while learning meaningful course content. C. Kyle Rudick is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Northern Iowa. He is interested in how power, privilege, and oppression are constructed and marshaled through everyday communication processes, specifically in educational contexts. His research has appeared in Communication Education, Western Journal of Communication, and the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal. Kathryn B. Golsan is a Ph.D. candidate in communication studies at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her areas of research include liberatory modalities for teacher pedagogy/training, communication pedagogy, curriculum design, and classroom assessment practices. Her pedagogy focuses on fostering democratic/socially just relationships with students, particularly in the introductory communication course. Kyle Cheesewright is the director of speech and debate at The College of Idaho. His research addresses critical and creative ways to engage with and transform culture and politics.
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Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802087

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.
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Mapping Your Thesis

The Comprehensive Manual of Theory and Techniques for Masters and Doctoral Research

Author: Barry White

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 0864318235

Category: Education

Page: 360

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"This book is the complete guide to writing a masters' and doctoral thesis and addresses the nature of interdisciplinary and mixed methods research and the relationship between the two. This combination of research methods is the key precursor to the interrogation and comparison of exegetic (exposition), empirical and qualitative approaches to writing."--Pub. desc.
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The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Reputation

Author: Craig E. Carroll

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111833549X

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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With the latest insights from the world of communication studies into the nature of corporate reputation, this new addition to Wiley-Blackwell’s series of handbooks on communication and media reflects the growing visibility of large businesses’ ethical profiles, and tracks the benefits that positive public attitudes can bring. Serves as the definitive research collection for a fast-growing field featuring contributions by key international scholars Brings together state-of-the-art communication studies insights on corporate reputation Identifies and addresses the lacunae in the research literature Applies new theoretical frameworks to corporate reputation
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Inviting Transformation

Presentational Speaking for a Changing World, Third Edition

Author: Sonja K. Foss,Karen A. Foss

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478608684

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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The third edition of Inviting Transformation continues to offer a refreshing, innovative approach to public speaking, or what the authors call presentational speaking to acknowledge that not all important speaking occurs in formal public settings. The book introduces readers to invitational rhetoric, a mode of communicating that offers an effective response to the diversity that characterizes the world. In an invitational approach, speakers communicate not to win or to prove superiority but to clarify ideas and to achieve understanding for all participants in an interaction. Respect for the diversity of the world also is emphasized in the book in that the traditional speaking model has been expanded to include speaking options that characterize diverse cultural groups. For all of the processes of presentingsuch as selecting a speaking goal, organizing ideas, elaborating on ideas, and delivering the presentation the book includes and validates more inclusive speaking practices. Sample presentations reflect concepts presented in the text, providing clear and contemporary examples of the best invitational speaking practices. The exceptionally accessible writing style and reasonable price make this concise text attractive for students and instructors alike.
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