ABSTRACT

• Seventy professors share their tips, techniques, and strategies for overcoming roadblocks to the completion of a thesis or dissertation.

• Many of the professors share their personal experiences in completing their dissertations. With hindsight, they offer advice based on these experiences. The personal nature of these essays makes fascinating reading.

• The professors’ contributions cover a wide range of topics including

· selecting a topic,

· selecting a chair and a committee,

· working with the chair and committee,

· selecting literature to review,

· writing a literature review,

· time management,

· overcoming writer’s block,

· overcoming anxiety,

· putting the thesis/dissertation into proper perspective,

· establishing support groups,

· understanding the role of the dissertation in professional development,

· and many others!

• This “in-their-own-words” book allows students to select the advice that is best suited to their situations and work styles.

• Running sidebars throughout the book help students locate information on the matters with which they need help.

• Ideal for independent reading by your students or use each of the contributions as a discussion topic in a thesis/dissertation preparation course.

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Contribution 1

ByHema Ramanathan

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Contribution 2

ByRichard Olsen

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Contribution 3

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Contribution 4

ByChristine L. Ratto

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Contribution 5

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Contribution 6

ByJubemi O. Ogisi

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Contribution 7

ByPeter Veronesi

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Contribution 8

ByAimee L. Franklin

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Contribution 9

ByAlec Campbell

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Contribution 10

BySteve Suter

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Contribution 11

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Contribution 12

ByVirgil L. Franklin

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Contribution 13

ByJie Zhang

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Contribution 14

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Contribution 15

ByFred Pyrczak

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Contribution 16

ByMichel Caconis

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Contribution 17

ByDebra Harvey Swanson

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Contribution 18

ByCarol B. Furtwengler

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Contribution 19

ByDean McGovern

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Contribution 20

ByGary Helfand

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Contribution 21

ByLisa Ann Hollis-Sawyer

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Contribution 22

ByMichael Slater

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Contribution 23

ByMarla Berg-Weger

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Contribution 24

BySteve Barney

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Contribution 25

ByDan Johnson

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Contribution 26

ByPamela Schuetze

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Contribution 27

ByBarbara Keating

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Contribution 28

ByJanis Johnston

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Contribution 29

ByBrian Fry

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Contribution 30

ByKelly Damphousse

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Contribution 31

ByHerbert W. Helm

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Contribution 32

ByGeorge Denny

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Contribution 33

ByBetty C. Jung

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Contribution 34

ByDavid Walker

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Contribution 35

BySurendar Yadava

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Contribution 36

ByWilliam G. Iacono

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Contribution 37

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Contribution 38

ByBill B. Peters

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Contribution 39

ByMalina Monaco

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Contribution 40

ByMargot Holaday

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Contribution 41

ByMary Beth Rauktis

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Contribution 42

ByPaul D. Starr

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Contribution 43

ByJill Franke

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Contribution 44

ByThomas A. DeVaney

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Contribution 45

ByJohanna F. La Feandra

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Contribution 46

ByCharles L. Mitchell

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Contribution 47

ByD. Peck

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Contribution 48

ByVirginia Thompson

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Contribution 49

ByRich Robbins

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Contribution 50

ByMichael R. Maples

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Contribution 51

ByRobert Claus

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Contribution 52

ByMarai Yaw

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Contribution 53

ByCarolyn M. Byerly

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Contribution 54

ByDonald Lee Stovall

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Contribution 55

ByJames J. Green

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Contribution 56

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Contribution 57

ByScott A. Myers

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Contribution 58

ByDonna Pawlowski

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Contribution 59

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Contribution 60

ByBrian Berry

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Contribution 61

ByElisabeth H. Sandberg

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Contribution 62

ByJames J. Monahan

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Contribution 63

ByJohn G. Mehm

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Contribution 64

ByDaniel J. Mueller

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Contribution 65

ByAngeline Lillaro

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Contribution 66

ByRyda D. Rose

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Contribution 67

ByGary Taylor

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Contribution 68

ByMarios S. Pattichis

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Contribution 69

BySylvia Celedón-Pattichis

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Contribution 70

ByCharles L. Madison

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Contribution 71

ByVicki A. Wilson, Linda Morrow