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Writing your thesis

Writing your thesis

Oliver, Paul

`The material is very accessible and it is surely one of the best of the genre' - Nurse Researcher `This book will undoubtedly benefit anyone whatever stage they are with their work. Despite my bookshelf having several books devoted to writing a PhD, I would happily trade them for this book' - Scott Buckler, Institute of Education, University of Worcester `The book covers its subject thoroughly and comprehensively. It uses simple language, is easy to read and the advice is good. Just about anything a student would want to know about writing a thesis is discussed' - Douglas Newton, Professor of Education, University of Newcastle This book is designed to help postgraduate and research students with the process, preparation, writing and examination of their theses. Many students are able to design their programme of research and to collect the data, but they can find it more difficult to transform their data into a thesis. Using his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, the author outlines: the purpose of the thesis and what it should achieve; strategies for organizing your work as you write your thesis; how to the incorporate a theoretical perspective; sound techniques of academic writing; how to benefit from your supervisors' experience; what to do about publishing preliminary findings; and tips on preparing for the oral examination. This book is essential reading for students who are completing theses on 'taught' Masters programmes, M.Phil. and Ph.D. students and for those working on the newer 'taught' doctoral programmes

Book. English.
Published London : SAGE 2004

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Statement of responsibility: Paul Oliver
ISBN: 076194298X, 0761942998, 9780761942986, 9780761942993
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 197 p ; 25 cm.
Series: Sage study skills
Subject: Report writing.; Dissertations, Academic Authorship.; Academic writing.


  2. The Research Thesis
  3. The Intellectual Content of the Thesis
  4. Organizing Your Work
  5. The Role of the Supervisor
  6. Grammar, Punctuation and Conventions of Academic Writing
  7. Layout of the Thesis
  9. The Preliminary Pages and the Introduction
  10. The Literature Review
  11. Methodology
  12. The Data Analysis Chapters
  13. The Conclusion
  14. Completing the Thesis
  15. Publishing Findings During Preparation of the Thesis
  16. The Oral Examination