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: 337

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

View: 551

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. It is 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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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

View: 1973

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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Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process Heal Racial Conflict in America?

Author: Imani Michelle Scott

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830444

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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This vital book considers the compelling and addictive hold that racism has had on centuries of Americans, explores historical and contemporary norms complicit in the problem, and appeals to the U.S. government to improve race relations, rectify existent social imperfections, and guard against future race-based abuses. • Presents the inescapable evidence of persistent social violence, inequalities, and injustices perpetrated against blacks within America's borders prior to and for centuries since the nation's founding • Identifies the negative psycho-social consequences and harmful impact of "transgenerated trauma"—based on the experiences of living in an overtly oppressive society for centuries—on both the oppressed and the oppressor in America • Emphasizes the necessity for all American citizens to share the responsibility for exposing historical truths, working through painful memories and realities, engaging in long-avoided dialogue, and implementing systems to assure a more just America for all its citizens
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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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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 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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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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The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Author: Karen Kelsky

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0553419439

Category: Education

Page: 448

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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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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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Readings on Rhetoric and Performance

Author: Stephen Olbrys Gencarella,Phaedra C. Pezzullo

Publisher: Strata Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781891136252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 461

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Education Policy Implementation

Author: Allan Odden

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791406663

Category: Education

Page: 375

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This supplemental text for educational policy, administration, and program evaluation courses provides a framework for examining the following crucial questions. To what extent have state and federal initiated policies actually been implemented during the past 25 years? and To what degree does implementation lead to effectiveness? At a time when critical understanding of the issues is essential for good decision making, this volume provides a valuable tool for teachers, students, and makers of educational policy.
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National Geographic the Civil War

A Traveler's Guide

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426214898

Category: HISTORY

Page: 512

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Published in association with the Blue & Gray Education Society.
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Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

Author: W. Paul Vogt,Dianne C. Gardner,Elaine R. Vogt,Lynne M. Haeffele

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515762

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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"What are the most effective methods to code and analyze data for a particular study? This thoughtful and engaging book reviews the selection criteria for coding and analyzing any set of data--whether qualitative, quantitative, mixed, or visual. The authors systematically explain when to use verbal, numerical, graphic, or combined codes, and when to use qualitative, quantitative, graphic, or mixed-methods modes of analysis. Chapters on each topic are organized so that researchers can read them sequentially or can easily "flip and find" answers to specific questions. Nontechnical discussions of cutting-edge approaches--illustrated with real-world examples--emphasize how to choose (rather than how to implement) the various analyses. The book shows how using the right analysis methods leads to more justifiable conclusions and more persuasive presentations of research results. Useful features for teaching or self-study: *Chapter-opening preview boxes that highlight useful topics addressed. *End-of-chapter summary tables recapping the 'dos and don'ts' and advantages and disadvantages of each analytic technique. *Annotated suggestions for further reading and technical resources on each topic. Subject Areas/Keywords: analyses, coding, combined methods, data analysis, data collection, dissertation, graphical, interpretation, mixed methods, qualitative, quantitative, research analysis, research designs, research methods, social sciences, thesis, visual Audience: Researchers, instructors, and graduate students in a range of disciplines, including psychology, education, social work, sociology, health, and management; administrators and managers who need to make data-driven decisions"--
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Courtrooms and Classrooms

A Legal History of College Access, 1860−1960

Author: Scott M. Gelber

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421418843

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Conventional wisdom holds that American courts historically deferred to institutions of higher learning in most matters involving student conduct and access. Historian Scott M. Gelber upends this theory, arguing that colleges and universities never really enjoyed an overriding judicial privilege. Focusing on admissions, expulsion, and tuition litigation, Courtrooms and Classrooms reveals that judicial scrutiny of college access was especially robust during the nineteenth century, when colleges struggled to differentiate themselves from common schools that were expected to educate virtually all students. During the early twentieth century, judges deferred more consistently to academia as college enrollment surged, faculty engaged more closely with the state, and legal scholars promoted widespread respect for administrative expertise. Beginning in the 1930s, civil rights activism encouraged courts to examine college access policies with renewed vigor. Gelber explores how external phenomena—especially institutional status and political movements—influenced the shifting jurisprudence of higher education over time. He also chronicles the impact of litigation on college access policies, including the rise of selectivity and institutional differentiation, the decline of de jure segregation, the spread of contractual understandings of enrollment, and the triumph of vocational emphases.
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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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