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The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck

Abstract

This book is intended to be read at any stage in the dissertation process, but will be particularly useful in the early stages of preparation for a social work dissertation, and as a reference resource throughout. The book is a guide to successful dissertation completion. Content includes a brief history and overview of social work doctoral education in the United States, the importance of values in social work, and the relationship between personal, research, and social work values. Chapter 2 addresses issues in selecting and working with the dissertation supervisor and committee, as well as ... More

Keywords: social work dissertation, social work values, doctoral education, dissertation committee, dissertation supervisor, committee selection, literature review, theory, human subjects, quantitative research, qualitative research, sample design, sample size, psychometric properties, data collection, data analysis, dissertation writing, data presentation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195373912
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373912.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Lyons, author
Georgia State University

Howard J. Doueck, author
SUNY Buffalo