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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation - 81 edition

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation (ISBN10: 0312396066; ISBN13: 9780312396060)
ISBN13: 978-0312396060
ISBN10: 0312396066

Summary: Mastering these skills spells the difference between ''A.B.D.'' and ''Ph.D.''-refuting the magnum opus myth-coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise)-the fine art of selecting a topic-writing the dissertation with publication in mind-when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own-dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended-how to reconside
r ''negative'' findings as useful data-reviewing your progress, and getting out of the ''dissertation dumps''-defending your paper successfully-distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge-exploiting the career potential of your dissertation-and much, much more
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Summary: Mastering these skills spells the difference between ''A.B.D.'' and ''Ph.D.''-refuting the magnum opus myth-coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise)-the fine art of selecting a topic-writing the dissertation with publication in mind-when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own-dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended-how to reconsider ''negative'' findings as useful data-reviewing your progress, and getting out of the ''dissertation dumps''-defending your paper successfully-distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge-exploiting the career potential of your dissertation-and much, much more ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 81
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Year Published: 1981
International: No



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