A Guide to Graduate Student Research from Proposal to Completion
Revised and updated to cover the increasing use of computers in research and writing, this start-to-finish guide to dissertations and theses is available for the first time in paperback. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience in advising graduate students, David Madsen provides a practical resource for thesis writers in all fields of study, including the liberal arts, social and behavioural sciences, and natural sciences.
Offering a comprehensive source of assistance, Madsen goes beyond other thesis guides—from topic selection and proposal, through the research and writing processes to the defence and subsequent presentation to professional audiences. With the help of many detailed examples, the author shows how each step can be confronted and completed efficiently and in good time. And he explains how to avoid the pitfalls of endless—and often needless—research and how to devise and adhere to a realistic timetable for completion.