How to Prepare a Dissertation Proposal

How to Prepare a Dissertation Proposal
Author: David R. Krathwohl,Nick L. Smith
Publsiher: David R. Krathwohl
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2005-06-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Prepare a Dissertation Proposal Book Excerpt:

This step-by-step guide begins by identifying and defining the basics of a dissertation proposal. With careful consideration, they explore proposal functions and parts, show how to build your study's chain of reasoning, and carefully review alternate study designs. Chapters are devoted to qualitative studies (sectioned into case studies, philosophical, and historical investigations); quantitative studies (sectioned into experimental, causal modeling, and meta-analysis studies), and mixed-method studies (sectioned into: sample survey, evaluation, development, and demonstration and action projects). Three extensively annotated proposals of former students provide examples of the guidance offered and illustrate common types of studies.

Handbook of Self Regulation of Learning and Performance

Handbook of Self Regulation of Learning and Performance
Author: Dale H. Schunk,Barry Zimmerman
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2011-05-15
ISBN: 1136881662
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Self Regulation of Learning and Performance Book Excerpt:

Self-regulated learning (or self-regulation) refers to the process whereby learners personally activate and sustain cognitions, affects, and behaviours that are systematically oriented toward the attainment of learning goals. This is the first volume to integrate into a single volume all aspects of the field of self-regulation of learning and performance: basic domains, applications to content areas, instructional issues, methodological issues, and individual differences. It draws on research from such diverse areas as cognitive, educational, clinical, social, and organizational psychology. Distinguishing features include: Chapter Structure – To ensure uniformity and coherence across chapters, each chapter author addresses the theoretical ideas underlying their topic, research evidence bearing on these ideas, future research directions, and implications for educational practice. International – Because research on self-regulation is increasingly global, a significant number of interntional contributors are included (see table of contents). Readable – In order to make the book accessible to students, chapters have been carefully edited for clarity, conciseness, and organizational consistency. Expertise – All chapters are written by leading researchers from around the world who are highly regarded experts on their particular topics and are active contributors to the field.

Research and Education

Research and Education
Author: Will Curtis,Mark Murphy,Sam Shields
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN: 1317936388
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Education Book Excerpt:

Educational researchers take a number of decisions that define the credibility and scope of their enquiry – the approaches they adopt, the strategies they employ, the methods they use and the ways they present their findings. This core text provides an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to educational research that will develop your understanding of research strategies, theories and methods. Specifically written for undergraduate education studies students, the book guides you through the process of planning a research project, the different research methods available and how to carry out your research and write it up successfully. Highlighting the theoretical and methodological debates and discussing important ethical and practical considerations, the book is structured to help you tackle all the different aspects of your project from writing your literature review, designing a questionnaire and analysing your data to the final writing up. The book will give you the confidence and enthusiasm to discuss and write about your research effectively. Features include: extension tasks -- to introduce new material and encourage you to think critically case studies -- with information on important studies and examples of research that have utilised specific approaches practical advice and tips -- to help you relate the topics discussed to your own on-going project work annotated further reading lists -- providing you with an opportunity to access more detailed and specific resources. Part of the Foundations of Education Studies series, this timely textbook is essential reading for students undertaking a research methods course or a piece of educational research.

Social Research Methodology and New Techniques in Analysis Interpretation and Writing

Social Research Methodology and New Techniques in Analysis  Interpretation  and Writing
Author: Islam, M. Rezaul
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1522578986
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Research Methodology and New Techniques in Analysis Interpretation and Writing Book Excerpt:

The importance of scientific investigation and research is becoming more pronounced in today’s society, with many organizations relying on this research to make informed decisions. As such, research methodology courses have been integrated into undergraduate and master’s programs at most academic institutions where students are being challenged to conduct and write research. Social Research Methodology and New Techniques in Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the main concepts of research writing, including the guidelines of research methodology and proposal designing. While highlighting topics such as mixed method research, research objectives, and project proposals, this publication provides examples of eight PhD proposals and the frameworks used in organizing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research. This book is ideally designed for graduate-level students, academicians, researchers, educators, scholars, education administrators, and policymakers seeking current research on the key steps and techniques used in organizing social research proposals.

Knowledge into Action Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Knowledge into Action  Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science
Author: Danny P. Wallace,Connie J Van Fleet
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN: 1610692667
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge into Action Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science Book Excerpt:

The only book currently available that comprehensively integrates research and evaluation for evidence-based library and information science practice.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Eighth Edition

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers  Theses  and Dissertations  Eighth Edition
Author: Kate L. Turabian
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN: 0226816397
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Eighth Edition Book Excerpt:

A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of today’s writers and researchers. The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.

Methods of Educational and Social Science Research

Methods of Educational and Social Science Research
Author: David R. Krathwohl
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 755
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN: 1478634251
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of Educational and Social Science Research Book Excerpt:

As the new subtitle indicates, the book emphasizes the logic of methods to provide the student a solid basis for future methodology changes, enhancing the integrated approach of the previous edition. Among the author’s many goals are for users to: understand research’s contribution to knowledge building as a social process through which findings become accepted as knowledge; acquire the background to read, analyze, and understand research using a variety of approaches as well as the hallmarks necessary to evaluate each method; and realize that the responsibility for ethical research is fundamentally theirs and that value choices are involved, beginning with the choice of research problem. Updates to the new edition include an extensive example of the use of the computer in the literature search and a new chapter on the reflective researcher. The expanded treatment of qualitative research includes the pros and cons of using software in qualitative analysis. Conceptual analysis, an important concept missing from the second edition, has returned by request because of its widely employed logic in both qualitative and quantitative methods. The author has acknowledged the troublesome nature of the concepts internal validity and external validity and has more clearly defined these important foundational concepts as Internal Integrity and External Generality. Useful tools to facilitate learning include additional reading lists, important terms and concepts, tips on effective research methods and hallmarks of methods, application problems and exercises, a glossary, and an appendix on writing a research proposal. A Web site is available with auxiliary learning enhancements and updates.

Research Proposals

Research Proposals
Author: Martyn Denscombe
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 0335244076
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Proposals Book Excerpt:

This helpful step-by-step handbook will guide the reader through each stage of doing a research proposal from choosing a subject right through to writing it up.

Ebook Research Proposals 2e

Ebook  Research Proposals 2e
Author: Martyn Denscombe
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN: 0335248306
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ebook Research Proposals 2e Book Excerpt:

Learn how to write a successful research proposal with this user-friendly, step-by-step guide. Research Proposals provides practical advice on how to deal with the seven basic questions that any research proposal needs to answer: • What is it all about? • What do we already know? • What do we need to find out? • How will we get the necessary information? • What will it cost and how long will it take? • Is the research socially acceptable? • What will be produced? This is a valuable resource for students who need to conduct a research project as part of their studies and anyone who wants to submit an application for research funding. The new edition is perfect for master’s students planning a dissertation, undergraduate students approaching their final year project, and PhD students applying for acceptance onto a doctoral programme. "This is an insightful and easy to use guide for students and researchers. It will support creating a research proposal for both academic programme assignments and for preparation for conducting research. The logical format is useful and very clear to read. There is an excellent appendix providing a specimen research proposal with commentary boxes highlighting the important points." Dr Alaster Scott Douglas, Reader in Education & Professional Practice, University of Roehampton, UK “Everything that you need to know about how to put together a research proposal is in this book. It’s the perfect guide for students and early career researchers who are writing a research proposal and have not had much experience. Impressive in its clarity and common sense, Denscombe’s practical guide tells you not just what to do but why as he takes you step by step through the process. The book is crammed with useful tips, helpful examples, effective graphics, and a great checklist appendix. Highly recommended!” Rosalind Edwards, Professor of Sociology and co-director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton, UK “This is a highly practical book about the art of communicating why your research ideas are worthwhile, feasible and should be supported. It takes away any mystery about the process and so instils confidence.” Melanie Nind, University of Southampton, UK

Designing Social Science Research

Designing Social Science Research
Author: Oddbjørn Bukve
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN: 303003979X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Social Science Research Book Excerpt:

This book presents different research designs, their respective purposes and merits as well as their underlying assumptions. Research designs are characterised by a certain combination of knowledge aims and strategies for data production. An adequate design is the key to carrying out a successful research project. Nevertheless, the literature on design is scarce, compared to the literature on methods. This book clarifies the basic distinction between variable-oriented designs and case designs, and proceeds to integrated, comparative and intervention-oriented designs. A step-by-step guide to the design process and the choices to make is also included. The book's clear style makes it an excellent guide for master students and PhD students doing their first research exercises, while it is also useful for more experienced researchers who want to broaden their design repertoire and keep up to recent innovations in the field of research design.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Ninth Edition

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers  Theses  and Dissertations  Ninth Edition
Author: Kate L. Turabian
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN: 022643060X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Ninth Edition Book Excerpt:

When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.

The Productive Graduate Student Writer

The Productive Graduate Student Writer
Author: Jan E. Allen
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 1620368935
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Productive Graduate Student Writer Book Excerpt:

This book is for graduate students--and others--who want to become more productive writers. It's especially written for those who want to: • increase their motivation, focus, and persistence to move a project to completion • overcome procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies • reduce (or write in spite of) their anxiety and fear of writing • manage their time, work, energy (and advisor) for greater productivity The process or craft of sustained writing is not a matter that’s taught to undergraduate or graduate students as part of their studies, leaving most at sea about how to start a practice that is central to a career in academe and vital in many other professional occupations. This book grew out of conversations Jan Allen has held with her graduate students for over 30 years and reflects the fruit of the writing workshops and boot camps she has conducted at three universities, her own and numerous colleagues’ experiences with writing and advising, as well as the feedback she receives from her popular Productive Writer listserv. While Jan Allen recognizes that writing is not an innate talent for most of us, she demonstrates that it is a process based on skills which we can identify, learn, practice and refine. She focuses both on the process and habits of writing as well as on helping you uncover what kind of writer are you, and reflect on your challenges and successes. With a light touch and an engaging sense of humor, she proposes strategies to overcome procrastination and distractions, and build a writing practice to enable you to become a more productive and prolific writer. Jan Allen proposes that you read one of her succinct chapters – each devoted to a specific strategy or writing challenge – each day, or once a week. When you find one that increases your concentration, motivation or endurance, make it a habit. Try it for two weeks, charting the resulting increased productivity. It will become part of your repertoire of writing and productivity tools to which you can progressively add.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster
Author: E. Alana James,Tracesea H. Slater
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN: 1483312976
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster Book Excerpt:

A doctoral dissertation is arguably the most important journey that students will embark upon in their professional careers, so smart travelers will want E. Alana James and Tracesea H. Slater’s Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster: A Proven Map to Success at their fingertips. James and Slater identify the key places and challenges that create extra stress during the dissertation process, and offer effective strategies and tools to address those challenges and ensure academic success. Their map walks readers through each step of the process, including: • determining the research topic, • choosing appropriate methods, • turning a hypothesis into a study, • completing a literature review, • writing and defending a proposal, • collecting and analyzing data, • writing up the study, and • ultimately defending the dissertation. Building on years of experience with doctoral students, the authors provide a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool that encourages student reflection; includes student stories, hints, and writing tips; and provides end-of-chapter checklists and ideas for incorporating social media. With the proven techniques and guidance of this indispensable and applied book, doctoral students will finish their thesis or dissertation—faster!

Scientific Methods Used in Research and Writing

Scientific Methods Used in Research and Writing
Author: Mangey Ram,Om Prakash Nautiyal,Durgesh Pant
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN: 1000299716
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Methods Used in Research and Writing Book Excerpt:

Research publications, projects, and teaching learning theories have become very important to universities, institutions, organizations, and industries. Many submissions are rejected due to author's lack of writing and research skills. This new book provides a quick, basic starting point to learning the needed skills. The book discusses the statistical methods involved, covers the development of academic writing skills for a higher impact, teaches learning theories, and uses a structured and holistic approach for educational research proposal development. This book will be used by research scholars, undergraduates, postgraduates, and anyone interested in engineering and learning the basic academic writing skills and scientific methods needed.

Before the Dissertation

Before the Dissertation
Author: Christine Pearson Casanave,John M. Swales
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN: 0472036009
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before the Dissertation Book Excerpt:

“This very readable book is what every graduate student needs as they start their program. I wish my own MA and PhD students, during my 40 years of supervising, could have been demystified by having Casanave's 'textual mentor' as a companion." --Merrill Swain, Professor Emerita, OISE, University of Toronto “Before the Dissertation is an insightful, relevant, and accessible resource for doctoral students at any stage. Full of reflections and advice not found in other books, it serves as an indispensable guide for students and their supervisors. And the dispelling of myths is a superb idea!” --Robert Kohls, PhD candidate, University of Toronto Unlike other books on doctoral dissertation writing, Before the Dissertation is designed for students in the social sciences who are still in the early stages of doctoral study or for master's-level students considering entering doctoral programs. It addresses concerns pertinent to both first and second language users of English. It focuses on purposes for doctoral dissertation writing, topic choice and development, choosing and working with advisers, reading and informal writing, and quality-of-life issues. Faculty advisers who wish to reduce student attrition are also urged to read this book and to work with students at early stages of dissertation projects. Each of the nine chapters begins with a common myth about advanced academic work that is then dispelled. The chapters also pose questions that connect issues directly with individual readers so as to help them make sensible decisions about their doctoral work. The book could be used in graduate classes on issues in doctoral study or dissertation planning, and it can be a companion (textual mentor) to individual students who wish to reflect on their decision to pursue doctoral study/doctoral project. This book may also help instructors and advisers understand the kinds of obstacles faced by students that tend to impede or halt progress.

Prepare to Chair

Prepare to Chair
Author: Gretchen Oltman,Jeanne L. Surface,Kay Keiser
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-05-24
ISBN: 1475842635
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prepare to Chair Book Excerpt:

This book provides a clear set of best practices for the dissertation or thesis chairperson. Unlike many books on the market today intended for students writing dissertations and theses, this text is for the faculty member guiding and coaching the student through the process.

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project
Author: Zina O'Leary
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2017-03-20
ISBN: 1526413078
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project Book Excerpt:

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to research and provides all of the skills and momentum you need to excel. Each stage of a project is clearly set out with best practice highlighted alongside pragmatic advice for tackling research in the real world. The Third Edition uses multidisciplinary case studies, and examples from the author’s own experience, to answer your questions and support your progress as you move smoothly through each stage. With a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, more on disseminating research, more on the practical and legal implications of ethics and more international examples, the book is packed full of learning features and tools to support your journey, including: A fully-developed website with podcasts, videos, journal articles and examples of real projects Activities and worksheets to help you organize your time Learning objectives to sustain your momentum Top tips relating to key research skills Full glossary to test understanding and provide definitions Annotated further reading to help you move through the literature ‘Excuse me, I have a question!’ feature to answer common questions. Warm, innovative and clever, this book is packed full of must-have information for anyone doing a research project.

Graduate Research

Graduate Research
Author: Robert V. Smith,Llewellyn D. Densmore,Edward F. Lener
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 0128037911
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graduate Research Book Excerpt:

Graduate Research is an all-in-one resource for prospective and matriculated graduate students in the sciences. The newly revised edition includes updates to every chapter. Graduate Research covers a range of topics including writing and preparation of research proposals, developing and refining teaching skills, and ethics and compliance areas such as research involving human subjects and animals. Graduate Research helps readers navigate the multidimensional and interdisciplinary world of scientific research and it is an invaluable resource for graduate researchers as well as those in advising or mentoring roles. Discusses a broad range of topics including time management, library and literature work, and grant support Includes a new chapter on career planning and development with advice on careers in academia, government, and the private sector Contains chapters that promote the development of a varied set of communication skills Greatly expanded treatment of graduate study and research in international settings

Proposal Writing for Nursing Capstones and Clinical Projects

Proposal Writing for Nursing Capstones and Clinical Projects
Author: Wanda Bonnel, PhD, GNP-BC, ANEF,Katharine V. Smith, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-07-17
ISBN: 0826108636
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proposal Writing for Nursing Capstones and Clinical Projects Book Excerpt:

While advanced practice nursing students generally have good clinical skills, many lack the clinical scholarship capabilities that are required for writing scholarly proposals. The only resource of its kind, this is a practical guide for MSN project students and DNP capstone students who must plan and organize their clinical projects into quality proposals. It provides the requisite guidelines for integrating research and best evidence with clearly communicated professional objectives. The book's "how-to" approach helps to demystify the organization and packaging of advanced practice clinical projects into tight proposals. The text includes an overview of basic scholarly approaches required for professional communication that support a diverse array of clinical project topics. Students interact with the content via ongoing prompts and questions that guide them in the kind of reflective writing that facilitates greater understanding of their projects and subsequent proposals. Chapters are organized into three broad sections with a logical flow toward completion of planning, writing, and communicating a project proposal. Each chapter is consistently organized to include objectives, tips for making proposals concise yet complete, and tools for self-assessment. Also included are key point summaries, reflective questions, and writing prompts. Additionally, the book provides plentiful checklists, five exercises that jump-start the process, examples of good writing, and additional resources for further study. Key Features: Provides topflight guidance in proposal writing for nursing capstones and clinical projects Details parameters for integrating scholarship with clearly communicated professional objectives Contains numerous writing prompts and questions that guide students in reflective scholarly writing Includes a project triangle framework, exercises to jump-start the process, examples of good writing, reflective questions, and tools for self-assessment Offers helpful tips for making proposals concise yet complete

Writing for Educators

Writing for Educators
Author: Karen Bromley
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 1607522071
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing for Educators Book Excerpt:

This book is for new faculty, graduate students, teachers, administrators, and other academics who want to write more clearly and have their work published. The essays focus on writing journal articles, dissertations, grants, edited books, and other writing in educational settings. The authors are educators who share their own first-hand experiences that provide novice writers with important knowledge and support in the quest for success in professional scholarly writing. A variety of authors discuss the writer’s craft, including issues of voice, audience, planning, drafting, revision, conventions, style, submitting to journals, editorial review, and editing.