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This book offers a user-friendly guide to preparing a perfect dissertation. Rather than focusing only on how to draft the report itself, the authors provide readers with material on generating a researchable question, as well as methods for assessing blind spots and learning styles that may get in the way of completing a dissertation.
Using examples from a wide variety of disciplines, the authors demonstrate how to write up results, develop appropriate writing skills, and ways to construct tables and figures. In addition, the book includes information on writing up qualitative research, using computer technology effectively to assist in the dissertation process and following ethical guidelines in conducting research.
Kjell Erik Rudestam is Professor of Psychology at Fielding GraduateUniversity, Santa Barbara, California, where he served as Associate Deanof Academic Affairs for many years. He was previously a psychology professorat York University, Toronto, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio,after receiving his PhD in Psychology (Clinical) from the University ofOregon. He is the author of Your Statistical Consultant: Answers to YourData Analysis Questions, 2nd edition (also with Rae R. Newton), Handbook ofOnline Learning, 2nd edition (with Judith Schoenholtz-Read), and eightother books, as well as numerous articles in professional journals on topicsincluding suicide, psychotherapy, and family and organizational systems.He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division12), a Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Professional
Psychology (Clinical), a Diplomate of the American Academy of Expertsin Traumatic Stress, and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science from TheProfessional School of Psychology.