Dissertation Writing Tools

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The Practice of Social Research (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
1.  The Practice of Social Research (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) by Earl R. Babbie
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  "Written in an easy-to-read, and sometimes entertaining tenor, this text presents a superb introduction to research methodology."
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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis
2.  Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis by Joan Bolker
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  "Provides great advice for those who have trouble with beginning writing projects or who suffer from writer's block."
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How to Win Friends & Influence People
3.  How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
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  "This book emphasizes how to handle people, which is important for graduate students when attempting to gain access to organizations and consent from research participants."
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
4.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
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  "Offers suggestions that even the graduate student can use for how to tackle such obstacles as procrastination."
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Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (2nd Edition)
5.  Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (2nd Edition) by John W. Creswell
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  "One of the few books that cover both qualitative and quantitative research designs, and includes actual written illustrations."
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Conducting Research Literature Reviews: From Paper to the Internet
6.  Conducting Research Literature Reviews: From Paper to the Internet by Arlene Fink
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  "An excellent how-to for conducting the literature review."
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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
7.  Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
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  "Discusses the process of negotiation that could benefit graduate students when working with advisors, committee members, organizations, potential study participants, etc."
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The Cartoon Guide to Statistics
8.  The Cartoon Guide to Statistics by Woollcott Smith
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  "The only statistics book that will make you laugh while providing you with a solid statistical foundation."
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Designing & Delivering: Scientific, Technical, and Managerial Presentations
9.  Designing & Delivering: Scientific, Technical, and Managerial Presentations by Peter J. Hager
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  "An excellent resource for how to prepare the proposal and dissertation defense."
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Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination (SAGE Study Skills Series)
10.  Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination (SAGE Study Skills Series) by Chris Hart
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  "Although written with the social sciences in mind, this text is another excellent resource for constructing the literature review."
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How to Manage Your Boss: Developing the Perfect Working Relationship
11.  How to Manage Your Boss: Developing the Perfect Working Relationship by Ros Jay
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  "Even though written with the traditional workplace in mind, this book offers techniques that graduate students can implement to get the best from their advisors."
$37.53   Used & New from: $4.24
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Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals
12.  Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals by Lawrence F. Locke
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  "This book provides a thorough discussion of the proposal process."
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Writing the Qualitative Dissertation: Understanding by Doing
13.  Writing the Qualitative Dissertation: Understanding by Doing by Judith M. Meloy
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  "This text provides an overview of qualitative dissertation research from not only the author's perspective, but that of students as well. It also addresses the pros and cons of a qualitative method."
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Qualitative Research and Case Study Applications in Education: Revised and Expanded from Case Study Research in Education
14.  Qualitative Research and Case Study Applications in Education: Revised and Expanded from Case Study Research in Education by Sharan B. Merriam
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  "Despite the focus on the field of education, this book provides a discussion of the various types of qualitative research, particularly the case study approach, that is useful to all."
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Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook(2nd Edition)
15.  Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook(2nd Edition) by A. M. Huberman
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  "Provides a detailed presentation of the techniques for analyzing qualitative data as well as how to select software to use for the data analysis process."
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Organizing From the Inside Out
16.  Organizing From the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
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  "Includes great ideas for how to organize your space and your life so that the dissertation or thesis process begins and continues to run smoothly."
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Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Research Methods
17.  Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Research Methods by Peter M. Nardi
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  "Both statistics and survey research are addressed in this text, including how to write survey questions and analyze the responses."
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The Art of Case Study Research
18.  The Art of Case Study Research by Robert E. Stake
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  "Written from the perspective of educators, this book is written in a manner that is easy to understand; however, the primary focus is on the use of qualitative methods."
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Avoiding Thesis and Dissertation Pitfalls: 61 Cases of Problems and Solutions
19.  Avoiding Thesis and Dissertation Pitfalls: 61 Cases of Problems and Solutions by R. Murray Thomas
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  "Written with the traditional student in mind, the dialogue that transpires between graduate students and their professors can offer perspectives on problems that arise when conducting research."
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Elementary Statistics, Ninth Edition
20.  Elementary Statistics, Ninth Edition by Mario F. Triola
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  "Although pricey, this is a good refresher for those with some statistical training."
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Reasoning With Statistics: How To Read Quantitative Research
21.  Reasoning With Statistics: How To Read Quantitative Research by Frederick Williams
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  "This text was written with the statistic-phobic in mind. A good supplement to a traditional statistics text."
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Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 3rd Edition (Applied Social Research Methods, Vol. 5)
22.  Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 3rd Edition (Applied Social Research Methods, Vol. 5) by Robert K. Yin
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  "Covers all the bases of case study design. A must have for students electing the case study methodology."
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