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The Dissertation Journey: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation [Paperback]

Carol M. Roberts
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11 Jun 2004 0761938877 978-0761938873
This book is not a technical manual to help doctoral students through the minutiae of conducting in-depth qualitative or quantitative research. Instead, this how-to manual will focus on the practical aspects of writing and organizing a dissertation, in particular, the psychological and social hurdles that are involved. The author uses a conversational and encouraging tone along with plenty of graphics, quotes, illustrations, and sample forms to guide doctoral students through the process of preparing, writing, and defending their dissertations.

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} checklists, organizing graphics, in-depth list of resources for further inquiry, quotations, illustrations, and other user-friendly elements

} full of easily accessible, practical advice that is administered in small bites.

} conversational, warm, and personal writing style unique to this genre.


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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Corwin (11 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761938877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761938873
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 18.1 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 478,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. Roberts’s book provides insight into every aspect of developing and writing a dissertation. From selecting a topic, to choosing a committee, to deciding what research approach to use, Roberts provides clear and comprehensive directions for any student faced with the challenge of writing a dissertation. (Kenneth Stevenson, Professor)

The Dissertation Journey is comprehensive and rich with sound advice. A student following its advice will have a journey that will be predictable and even enjoyable. (Angus MacNeil, Associate Chair and Associate Professor)

The Dissertation Journey is by far the most user-friendly and complete guide to writing a dissertation I have ever seen. (Leonard O. Pellicer, Dean, School of Education)

Carol Roberts’ book is one of the most user-friendly and accessible dissertation guidebooks available today. Follow her practical advice and you won’t be one of the 50 percent of all students who start a doctorate, but don’t finish. (Ronda Dave, President)

"The Dissertation Journey is a no-nonsense guide by Carol M. Roberts to avoiding procrastination, wasted effort, and confusion; it outlines practical, step-by-step guidelines from conceiving a topic to publishing its results. Packed with both helpful general suggestions and specific tips, tricks, and techniques tailored to the needs of doctoral students, The Dissertation Journey includes checklists, sample forms, time management advice, the latest insights to making use of technology, recommendations for support groups, lists of resources for further inquiry, and much more The Dissertation Journey is especially recommended reading for anyone approaching or hard at work on their own dissertation."

(Reviewer’s Bookwatch, December 2004 2004-12-30)

About the Author

Carol M. Roberts is Professor in the University of La Verne’s Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership where she advises doctoral students, chairs dissertations, and teaches research plus a variety of courses focused on leading organizations. Carol is a speaker, consultant, and seminar leader specializing in organizational and team development, strategic planning, conflict resolution, coaching, and personal mastery. She has been a trainer for the California School Leadership Academy and the California School Boards Association. She received her doctoral degree in planning, policy, and administration from the University of Southern California. Carol served on the Executive Board for the Southern Counties Women in Educational Management and was awarded its Woman of the Year award.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PHD Soul mate 1 Dec 2006
Format:Paperback
I would highly recommend this book. I finished my PHD with great results just by following the structure. The checklist was also useful to ensure thoroughness. I wished I had seen it in my first year as it answers all those worries in your head. Supervisors should have a copy for themselves and their students. They would certainly have less headaches...
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent purchase! 22 Nov 2004
By J. Reel - Published on Amazon.com
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I took a gamble on ordering this book since sample pages were not available to be previewed. I was not dissapointed. As a doctoral candidate just starting the disseration work,I have found this book both inspirational and constructive. The information is timely unlike many of the other guides including the one recommended at my own school.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with helpful general suggestions and specific tips 6 Dec 2004
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
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Nearly half of all doctoral students complete their course work but not the necessary final step of composing their dissertations. The Dissertation Journey is a no-nonsense guide by Carol M. Roberts to avoiding procrastination, wasted effort, and confusion; it outlines practical, step-by-step guidelines from conceiving a topic to publishing its results. Packed with both helpful general suggestions and specific tips, tricks, and techniques tailored to the needs of doctoral students, The Dissertation Journey includes checklists, sample forms, time management advice, the latest insights to making use of technology, recommendations for support groups, lists of resources for further inquiry, and much more. The Dissertation Journey is especially recommended reading for anyone approaching or hard at work on their own dissertation.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thesis and Dissertation Support 29 Sep 2006
By TML - Published on Amazon.com
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Dr. Roberts seems to know exactly what to say to the graduate student who is about to commence a journey which can may make or break an individual. She write with candor and integrity of what to expect and what to be cautious about.

It is written in a non-formal and a non-textbook manner with just enough humor to keep one interested in the subject matter.

There seems to be a sense that regardless of the subject matter, which an individual is writing about, there are specific steps and procedures to the format of a thesis or dissertation.

A book well worth keeping in your graduate library.

TML
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent_for_Novice_Writers 7 Mar 2008
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The frightening thing about the PhD journey is not having someone to turn to OUTSIDE the school. I don't want everyone to know my questions! This book is not only supportive in organizing your thinking for your Thesis it is also surprising 'educational' to the journey itself.
Thank you Carol Roberts.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, somebody lays it all out! 11 Jun 2009
By K. Springer - Published on Amazon.com
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Thank you, Dr. Roberts, for putting into concise form an overview for those of us that need it!
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