Dissertation and Scholarly Research: Recipes for Success

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MARILYN K. SIMON, PhD, has been actively involved in Mathematics and Computer Education since 1969 and has taught all levels of mathematics and study skill development from pre-school through graduate school with extraordinary results. She has published numerous books on mathematics education, scholarly research, high stakes test-preparation, and online learning.
Dr. Simon is a faculty member at Walden University and the University of Phoenix, School of Advanced Studies, where she supervises doctoral students. She is also one of the nation's authorities on Overcoming Mathanxiety and online learning, and conducts workshops and seminars for the University of California, Webster University; Upper Iowa University Online, and for school districts and businesses across the nation, and is an international lecturer on online learning and women and mathematics.
Dr. Simon is the president of MathPower, and co-founder of Best-Prep, educational consulting firms. She has conducted post doctorate research at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ, and was selected as an Outstanding Young Woman of America, and as a mathematics education delegate to South Africa.

JIM GOES, PH.D. is Managing Partner of Cybernos, LLC, Adjunct Associate Professor of Management at the University of Oregon, and Faculty Mentor at Walden University and the University of Phoenix. His current research and consulting work is focused on change and innovation in health systems, public health, and rural communities. He has published in Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Health Services Research, Health Care Management, and elsewhere. Jim's dissertation received the 1990 A.T. Kearney Prize for outstanding research in strategy, and he also received the 2003 Conley Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives for his research in healthcare management. He is serving as a Fulbright Fellow in India in 2013.

Dissertation and Scholarly Research: Recipes for Success
 

2013 Edition

Authored by Marilyn K Simon Ph.D., Jim Goes Ph.D.
Edition: 2013 edition

Recipes for Success is a unique, user-friendly guide that informs and empowers doctoral students with the skills and knowledge to start and complete their dissertation. Putting together an excellent dissertation is like preparing a gourmet feast for a gathering of distinguished guests who are connoisseurs of fine cooking. You, the researcher, are the chef and chief meal engineer for this eloquent repast. Careful preparation is needed each step of the way, along with a formal means to reach your desired goal. Recipes takes you gingerly through these steps.

Recipes is presented in three phases. In PHASE 1 you start your initial preparation, gather ingredients, and prepare the menu for your feast. This includes your mental, physical, and psychological preparation along with the selection of the type of meal (research topic and method) you will serve. In PHASE 2 you gather your accoutrements and utensils to collect and analyze data to help you solve the problem you pose, answer your research questions, and achieve your purpose. In PHASE 3 you learn how to put your meal (dissertation) together to ensure a delicious high-quality study to serve at your feast. Included are several presentations and web resources to serve as your maître d' for your banquet.

Recipes is also supported by a companion website (www.dissertationrecipes.com) with a large collection of dissertation-related resources, guides, slideshows, and videos.

Recipes gets a perfect (5 star) rating on Amazon.com. Here is what readers are saying about Recipes:

Very easy to read! Offers examples and a space to then write your own information. It is broken down into manageable pieces, which makes thinking about your work easier than thinking about the whole dissertation. T.R. (Georgia)

This book is the best resource for dissertations that I have ever seen. It should be titled, Dissertations for Dummies, because anyone can follow it. Brenda (New Jersey)

I serve as the chair on numerous doctoral study committees and highly recommend this book to all of my students. The writing is thorough, clear and easy to follow. After reading this book a student would have all the information they need to publish a professional, scholarly dissertation. If all of my students used this book it would make both of our lives much easier! K.S. (Arkansas)

I love this book! It is interesting and exciting, and written in a format that I easily understand. It is easy to read, it is concise, and when compared to the other books in my library on dissertation writing, all others pale in comparison. Sharon (Arizona).


Publication Date:
2012-12-15
ISBN/EAN13:
1479336505 / 9781479336500
Page Count:
330
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Education / Research




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