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Writing Your Thesis

Second Edition


March 2008 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This new edition is designed to help postgraduate and research students with the process, preparation, writing and examination of their theses. Many students are able to design their programme of research and to collect the data, but they can find it more difficult to transform their data into a thesis.

Using his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, the author outlines:

- the purpose of the thesis and what it should achieve
- strategies for organizing your work as you write your thesis
- how to the incorporate a theoretical perspective
- sound techniques of academic writing
- how to benefit from your supervisors` experience
- what to do about publishing preliminary findings
- and tips on preparing for the oral examination.

This updated edition contains additional material on the writing of shorter doctoral theses; writing about ethical issues; presenting qualitative data, and developing strategies for an oral examination
 
I: THE PROCESS OF ACADEMIC WRITING
 
The Research Thesis
 
The Intellectual Content of the Thesis
 
Organizing Your Work
 
The Role of the Supervisor
 
Grammar, Punctuation and Conventions of Academic Writing
 
Layout of the Thesis
 
II: WRITING YOUR THESIS
 
The Preliminary Pages and the Introduction
 
The Literature Review
 
Methodology
 
The Data Analysis Chapters
 
The Conclusion
 
Completing the Thesis
 
Publishing Findings during Preparation of the Thesis
 
The Oral Examination
 
Index

The material is very accessible and it is surely one of the best of the genre.

Nurse Researcher

This book will undoubtedly benefit anyone whatever stage they are at with their work. Despite my bookshelf having several books devoted to writing a PhD, I would happily trade them for this book.

Institute

Scott Buckler
Institute of Education, University of Worcester

The book covers its subject thoroughly and comprehensively. It uses simple language, is easy to read and the advice is good. Just about anything a student would want to know about writing a thesis is discussed.

Douglas Newton
Professor of Education, University of Newcastle

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