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.