Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach

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Barron's Educational Series, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 154 pages
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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.

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Highly organized, well-written, and motivating (but not hokey) guide to writing a doctoral dissertation. Read full review


Working with an Advisor and a Dissertation
Management of Dissertation Activities
The Defense and Publishing the Results

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Gordon B. Davis is the Honeywell Professor of Management Information Systems in the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He pioneered in the academic field of information systems, beginning in 1967 with the first formal degree program in the United States. He participated in and helped form most of the academic associations related to the field. He has served as advisor, co-advisor, or committee member to over 100 doctoral students, lectured in 25 countries, held visiting professorial appointments in Europe and Asia, written 21 books, and published over 200 articles, monographs and book chapters. His book, "Management Information Systems: Conceptual Foundations, Structure, and Development," has been recognized as a classic text. He has received recognition as an ACM Fellow, AIS Fellow, and AIS LEO award (for lifetime achievement in the field of information systems). He has a doctorate from Stanford University and honorary doctorates from the University of Lyon, the University of Zurich, and the Stockholm School of Economics.

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