Surviving Your Thesis

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Suzan Burton, Peter Steane
Psychology Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 254 pages

From choosing a supervisor and topic to staying motivated, completing a research thesis is not an easy matter. Each stage represents a different challenge and many students struggle through without identifying the skills needed to make the most of their time.

This wonderful resource for all doctoral and masters level students, explores the challenges and complexities of successfully engaging in the research process and thesis writing. Chapters include:

  • choosing and working with a supervisor
  • developing a research proposal
  • motivating yourself
  • choosing the right research method
  • responding to criticism
  • advice from the examiners
  • preparing work for publication.

This clear and practical guide, ideal for all doctoral and masters level students, takes readers from the very early stages of the process through to the final phase of examination and publication, using vignette examples to highlight key issues.

 

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Contents

Preparation for the thesis and the early stages
7
Quantitative research and analvsis 138
26
Oeveioping a research proposal
46
Ethical issues in research
59
Resource issues in undertaking postgraduate research
71
Operational issues and the medium stage
95
lessons from ancient Chinese proverbs
110
Fundamentals of a literature review
124
Qualitative research
159
Writing the thesis
178
Common problems and potential solutions
195
Advice from the examiners
209
From thesis to publication
232
Index
249
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Writing for Academic Journals
Murray
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About the author (2004)

Suzan Burton is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University.

Peter Steane is Professor of Management at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University.

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