How to Design, Write, and Present a Successful Dissertation Proposal
- Elizabeth A. Wentz - Arizona State University, USA
Essays/Dissertations (PG) | Research Design | Scholarly Aids/Research Tools
It gives guidance for the whole process, from introducing the role of the advisor and helping students narrow down their area of specialization, to assisting them with identifying their research question. Helpful advice on reading, the literature review, writing, defining the research question, and methods are provided. The book includes a substantive chapter on the proposal itself, followed by guidance on giving an oral presentation.
There are also skill-building activities within each chapter to help the student create each section of the proposal.
This is a great text for geography graduate students. It provided the framework for my graduate course on research and writing and is a great source for class exercises that I successfully implemented in my course.
I teach a methods course for doctoral students. This book was very appropriate for students this semester.
Practical and helpful for students moving into dissertation stage