Dissertations and Theses From Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields, Second Edition, by John D. PHILLMORE DOI : 10.1037/0708-55188.8.131.52 Dissertations and Theses From Start to Finish is an easy-to-read reference manual for graduate students considering, beginning, in the midst of, or completing their masters or doctoral degree. Cone and Sharon Foster of Alliant International University in California, this book provides guidance for all stages of producing a thesis (Masters level) or dissertation (Ph D level), from deciding whether you have what it takes to complete the process to producing a presentable and publishable finished product for a conference or journal.
APA Books, 2006, 375 pages (ISBN: 978-1-59147-362-6, CA$29.95 Softcover) Reviewed by LESLIE S.
Top of Page “Publish or perish” is the axiom many academics live by.
If you aren’t publishing research, you aren’t making a name for yourself in your field, and your career is on thin ice.
Top of Page Writing and research styles can be completely different from one discipline to the next.
Where a math Ph D seeker might do all her doctoral research on a computer, building models, a master of history candidate might need to spend hours digging through archives and microfiche at the library.The authors inject "supervisorly" advice throughout the book, and even provide answers to common excuses for procrastination.The first few chapters deal with general preparation for and expectations about what will happen during the lengthy process of completing a graduate degree, including what to expect from a supervisor (termed "chairman" in the book) and committee members.These sites on academic publishing offer varying perspectives on the publication of educational material and scholarly research.Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique.Top of Page The only surefire way to get help is to ask for it, and many colleges and universities have writing centers dedicated to helping students who get stuck in the middle of a big writing project.There are also online-only writing centers that can be accessed by just about anyone.Bluntly, finishing a thesis or dissertation is hard, and nobody can do it alone.These websites are the best resources available online to those who need to buckle down and finish a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation.An excellent feature at the end of each chapter is the checklist, which summarises the main points of the chapter in workbook style so students may actively assess what suggestions highlighted in the chapter have been completed with respect to their project.This helps break down the long-term and often overwhelming prospect of completing a degree into steps the student can use to get each stage of the process done.