Published by Stylus Publishing L. This kind of book helps to fill a gap that exists on many graduate courses at Masters and PhD levels; learning about how to write, the writing process and how to manage this.
It is aimed at postgraduate students in humanities and social sciences. Peg Boyle Single writes clearly and her suggestions are practical. The writing processes and management techniques and approaches that Peg Boyle Single describes have wider application; they can be used for other kinds of writing projects.
She tells me she fits these around a full-time day job at a UK research council and is devoted to her Kindle. Do you have other suggestions for good books for PhD students to buy, or own a book you like so much that you want to review it for us? It offers approaches to and ways of exploring your topic, refining the scope and the boundaries of a research project, and offers hints for effective reading and note-taking.
This book provides practical advice.
At just over pages, this is a book to skim at first reading for an overview, and to come back to for advice on particular topics. This book provides a very useful practical introduction for postgraduate students.
And it mostly is and it offered me some fresh insights. The author is a graduate teacher and knows and understands her students and the challenges they face in writing a dissertation. Her research interests lie in ethics, knowledge exchange, innovation and corporate social responsbility.
The strength of the book lies in its focus on the writing process. The most immediately refreshing perspective is that the author recognizes that PhD students have other dimensions to their lives; that their research and their thesis are only one of several elements which they are juggling.
As the author uses generic techniques, the book also provides a good starting point for Masters students. She also covers choosing a topic and a supervisor, developing a detailed outline, different approaches to take to thesis thematic, data analytic and journal article.
I read it in several short sessions and found myself sitting down to use and develop some of the tools and concepts that she describes. This book offered me some new tools and approaches that I could apply immediately, particularly the focus statement, a short summary of what your research topic is about in plain English, and a one page outline of your dissertation although other books cover this as well.
Let us know in the comments!Folks: The posting below is a short piece on the development of a new book, Demystifying Dissertation Writing: A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final text, by Peg Boyle Single, Ph.D. Published by Stylus Publishing, LLC Quicksilver Drive, Sterling, Virginia, Sep 12, · Demystifying the Dissertation Proposal It's a common mistake for a proposal writer to fall into writing the actual dissertation in the process of laying it out.
That's not entirely a bad thing Author: Leonard Cassuto. Demystifying Dissertation Writing breaks down the dissertation writing process into a step-by-step system that seeks to make this huge writing project manageable.
Single's advice on organization, structure, and finding support in writing partners/groups is invaluable.4/5. "A wonderful tool for assisting students through the rocky road of dissertation writing.
I would recommend this book to anyone who works with any graduate students who are considering continuing their studies and those who are already in a doctoral program."--NACADA Journal5/5(2). “Demystifying Dissertation Writing” July 15, · by Thesis Whisperer Stylus publishing donated a copy to Dr Charlotte Frost and Dr Sarah Quinell, of PhD2Published, kindly organised for a research student to receive a copy and review it for the Thesis Whisperer.
"Demystifying Dissertation Writing by Peg Boyle Single is a wonderful tool for assisting students through the rocky road of dissertation writing. By using a thorough and relatable writing style, having advisors and students as an audience, addressing the human topics of dissertation writing, providing visual process markers and tools, and /5(50).Download