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The Portable Dissertation Advisor



January 2004 | 208 pages | Corwin
`I do not believe that I have ever seen a work of this kind that so thoroughly and so carefully examines the important consideration of working with the student's advisor, relationships with the student's supervisory committee, and the oral defense. Students using this text will certainly will applaud this work' - Professor M Scott Norton, Arizona State University

This book gives doctoral students the tools they need to complete their dissertation from a distance. The nature and purpose of dissertations, the culture of academe, finding a topic, conducting a literature review, doing research - all these topics are covered with the needs of this particular cadre of students in mind.

For many years, Miles T Bryant has taught a course in the construction of the doctoral dissertation, working with hundreds of doctoral students in education and social sciences. He is active in the American Educational Research Association and is widely published scholar

 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
1. First Steps Towards Your Dissertation
 
2. The Introductory Sections
 
3. The Literature Review
 
4. The Research Design
 
5. The Report of Your Findings
 
6. The Concluding Section
 
7. Sage Advice on Navigating the Dissertation Process
 
Appendix A: Annotated Bibliography of Useful Books
 
Appendix B: Bibliography of Helpful Dissertations
 
Appendix C: Assessment Instrument for Evaluating Your Study
 
Appendix D: Activities for Dissertation Support Groups
 
References
 
Index

"I do not believe I have ever seen a work of this kind that so thoroughly and so carefully examines the important consideration of working with the student’s advisor, relationships with the student’s supervisory committee, and the oral defense. Students using this text will certainly applaud this work."

M. Scott Norton, Professor
Arizona State University

"I have read many books that are of a ‘how to nature’ for your doctorate. What Dr. Bryant has done is produce a definitive book that will be valuable to students working on their dissertation. He really understands what a student needs to do and clearly outlines how to start and finish and what needs to be done in between."

Cal Hauserman, Principal
Medicine Hat School District #76, Alberta, Canada

"The Portable Dissertation Advisor is an excellent source for educators writing their dissertation. It is clear and precise."

Joan Bowman, Principal
Santa Fe Junior High, Santa Fe, TX

This book has great ideas for doctoral students in writing their dissertations.

Dr Maureen Lienau
Education , Argosy University
June 1, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: First Steps Toward Your Dissertation


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