Synopses & Reviews
Here is the first book a prospective doctoral candidate should read. Updated to reflect both modern technological advances and the realities of contemporary academia, it serves as an excellent overview of the dissertation process in most academic fields. Advice starts with selecting an advisor and a dissertation committee, then covers problems connected with selecting a dissertation topic, submitting the proposal, working with an advisor, and writing and defending the dissertation.
Table of Contents
The need for a different approach to the dissertation -- An overview of the dissertation mananagement approach -- The dissertation as knowledge work -- The selection of an advisor and a dissertation committee -- Predissertation development activities -- The selection of a dissertation topic -- Investigating existing knowledge on a topic -- The dissertation proposal -- The dissertation time schedule and budget -- Working with an advisor and a dissertation committee -- Management of dissertation activities -- The defense and publishing the results -- Appendix. Using computer software for productivity in dissertation activities.