Dissertations and Theses From Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields
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Dissertations and Theses From Start to Finish provides the nuts and bolts needed to put together a thesis and a dissertation. This publication helps graduate students in psychology and related fields plan the thesis and dissertation process from beginning to end. It is designed for students to apply what they have already learned in graduate school to the practical conduct of research.
Dissertations and Theses explains what theses and dissertations are, how they came to be, what they look like, and some reasons for doing them; useful suggestions about finding out the local norms about the thesis/dissertation process and organizing to get them completed; how to find a topic, develop a research question, and formulate testable hypotheses; valuable tips on selecting a chairperson, committee members, and thesis/dissertation etiquette; questions of research ethics and informed consent; research design, data collection, data analysis, and results; and much more.