9781433830648

Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish

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    9781433830648

  • ISBN10:

    1433830647

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-10-08
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association

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Dissertations and Theses From Start to Finish, now updated and revised to reflect changes to the APA's Publication Manual, Seventh Edition!

For over twenty-five years, Cone and Foster's useful book has guided student writers through the practical, logistical, and emotional struggles that come with writing dissertations and theses. It offers guidance to students through all the essential steps, including:

  • Defining topics;
  • Selecting faculty advisors;
  • Scheduling time to work on the project, and;
  • Conducting, analyzing, writing, presenting, and publishing research.

This third edition of this bestselling work follows new guidelines from APA's Publication Manual, Seventh Edition, and includes questions to help steer research, checklists, diagrams, and sample research papers. It also reflects the most recent advances in online research and includes fully updated online resources.

Each chapter begins with an Advance Organizer that offers an at-a-glance summary of chapter content and applicability for different types of readers. Chapters also include significantly expanded To Do and Supplemental Resource lists, as well as helpful suggestions for dealing with common “traps” that recur throughout the writing process. The authors also consider the variety of roles faculty advisors play, and of variations in the thesis and dissertation process and requirements across institutions of higher learning.

Author Biography

Debora Bell, PhD is Director of Clinical Training for the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Missouri, and Executive Director of the MU Psychological Services Clinic I also direct our new Center for Evidence-Based Youth Mental Health. In these roles, I am proud to part of outstanding education of our graduate students in clinical science research and evidence-based clinical practice, as well as part of our program’s strong contributions to the scientific literature and evidence-based services delivery in the community.  She lives in Columbia, MO.  Visit psychology.missouri.edu/clinic.

John D. Cone, PhD, earned his BA in Psychology from Stanford University and his MS and PhD from the University of Washington. He has taught at the University of Puget Sound, West Virginia University, the University of Hawaii, United States International University, San Diego State University, and Alliant International University. His research interests include the development of idiographic assessment methodology; autism intervention; and the development, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale service delivery systems, especially those for individuals with developmental disabilities.  He lives in San Diego, CA.

Sharon L. Foster, PhD, is a distinguished professor at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. She received her PhD in psychology in 1978 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook after completing a clinical internship at the University of Washington Medical School. She has served as an associate editor for Behavioral Assessment and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.  She is the author of numerous books, articles and book chapters on children’s peer relations, assessment and treatment of parent-adolescent conflict, and research methodology.  She lives in San Francisco, CA.
 
 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What Are Theses and Dissertations and Why Write a Book about Them?
Chapter 2. Starting Out: Assessing Your Preparation for the Task Ahead
Chapter 3. Time and Trouble Management
Chapter 4. Finding Topics and Faculty Collaborators
Chapter 5. Formulating and Communicating Your Plans: An Overview of the Proposal
Chapter 6. Reviewing the Literature
Chapter 7. Research Methodology and Ethics
Chapter 8. Measurement
Chapter 9. Selecting the Appropriate Data Analysis Approaches
Chapter 10. Collecting, Managing, and Analyzing the Data
Chapter 11. Presenting the Results
Chapter 12. Discussing the Results
Chapter 13. Managing Committee Meetings: Proposal and Oral Defense
Chapter 14. Presenting Your Project to the World

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