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Yvonne N. Bui'sÂ How to Write a Masters Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. The tone and format of the book is reader-friendly and includes practical suggestions that go beyond informing what 'œshould' be done. It is chock full of detailed explanations, examples, and supplemental materials that have been used successfully in advising students in completing their master's theses. Provides detailed explanations of the various components of the master's thesis Presents concrete strategies on how to conduct a literature review, write each chapter of the master's thesis, and apply the American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style Covers both quantitative and qualitative research methods Includes sample excerpts adapted from students' completed master's theses in each chapter Contains a comprehensive resources section that features 'œTry It' exercises and reflection/discussion questions designed to help students work through the thesis process Presents numerous figures and captured screen shots from relevant Web sites, ERIC electronic database, and SPSS software integrated with the textIntended Audience The book is intended for graduate students across the social and behavioral sciences undertaking a traditional five-chapter thesis as part of the requirements for a master's degree as well as the university faculty who advise them.
Table of Contents
Overview of the Master's Degree and Thesis
Selecting a Research Topic
Using the Literature to Research Your Problem
Conducting Ethical Research
How to Write Chapter One, Introduction
How to Write Chapter Two, Review of the Literature
How to Write Chapter Three, Methods
How to Write Chapter Four, Results
How to Write Chapter Five, Discussion
Final Formatting, APA Style
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