Developing Quality Dissertations in the Humanities

"Setting explicit targets and benchmarks of excellence of the sort advocated in these booklets will enable departments and universities to respond to demands for accountability with clear criteria for, and evidence of, success; and will ...

Author: Barbara E. Lovitts

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ISBN: 9781579222604

Category: Education

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"Setting explicit targets and benchmarks of excellence of the sort advocated in these booklets will enable departments and universities to respond to demands for accountability with clear criteria for, and evidence of, success; and will raise the overall quality of student performance."--BOOK JACKET.

Developing Quality Dissertations in the Social Sciences

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This is one of three short booklets designed to be given to graduate students as they begin their studies. They explain the purposes of the dissertation and the criteria by which it will be assessed. They help students understand the context of their course work; the need to take an active role in shaping their studies; and the importance of thinking ahead about the components of the dissertation and the quality of scholarship they will need to demonstrate. These booklets are intended to support the dissertation research and writing process by providing faculty and advisors with guidelines for setting clear expectations for student performance, and with a model for helping students produce the desired quality of work. They encourage dialogue between faculty and students about the quality of the components of their dissertation project. They include rubrics that students can use to self-assess their work and that can aid faculty in providing focused feedback. Setting explicit targets and benchmarks of excellence of the sort advocated in these booklets will enable departments and universities to respond to demands for accountability with clear criteria for, and evidence of, success; and will raise the overall quality of student performance.

Making the Implicit Explicit

Creating Performance Expectations for the Dissertation Barbara E. Lovitts ...
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Author: Barbara E. Lovitts

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ISBN: 9781579221812

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"An excellent resource for graduate students beginning the dissertation phase, for faculty who serve on dissertation committees or as dissertation advisors, and for faculty who may teach dissertation process courses. The text is also a valuable resource for academic departments who may want or need to develop dissertation standards from the ground up or to revamp their existing standards and expectations. The strength of Lovitts' book lies in the practical usefulness of the text...and its functionality for different academic disciplines."--The Review of Higher Education This book and the groundbreaking study on which it is based is about making explicit to doctoral students the tacit "rules" for the assessment of the final of all final educational products--the dissertation. The purpose of defining performance expectations is to make them more transparent to graduate students while they are in the researching and writing phases, and thus to help them achieve to higher levels of accomplishment.

Developing Quality Dissertations in the Sciences

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication-Data Lovitts, Barbara E., 1960-
Developing quality dissertations in the ... endorsed creating not one generic
handbook but three, one each for the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Author: Barbara E. Lovitts

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579222598

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This is one of three short booklets designed to be given to graduate students as they begin their studies. They explain the purposes of the dissertation and the criteria by which it will be assessed. They help students understand the context of their course work; the need to take an active role in shaping their studies; and the importance of thinking ahead about the components of the dissertation and the quality of scholarship they will need to demonstrate. These booklets are intended to support the dissertation research and writing process by providing faculty and advisors with guidelines for setting clear expectations for student performance, and with a model for helping students produce the desired quality of work. They encourage dialogue between faculty and students about the quality of the components of their dissertation project. They include rubrics that students can use to self-assess their work and that can aid faculty in providing focused feedback. Setting explicit targets and benchmarks of excellence of the sort advocated in these booklets will enable departments and universities to respond to demands for accountability with clear criteria for, and evidence of, success; and will raise the overall quality of student performance.

Dissertation Abstracts

The humanities and social sciences. A ... The purpose of the study is to suggest
revisions in theory about the relationship of economic development to the growth
of democracy. ... relating to the family life cycle; two, socio-economic status and
vertical social mobility; and three, the quality of housing and type of
neighborhood.

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Directory of Grants in the Humanities

Awards are open to all qualified persons , but strong preference will be given to
applicants from developing countries who have a firm ... Restrictions Application
for independent research funds or for fieldwork not related to a dissertation will
not be considered . ... and effective ways to promote a quality environment across
Oregon , promote activities that highlight and celebrate cultural diversity and ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015054047090

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Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

Award of the Ph.D. is contingent upon completion and faculty approval of a
dissertation , the passing of an oral examination on the dissertation and related
subjects , and the preparation of a paper of publishable quality in connection with
the dissertation . ... of the subcontinent , and to encourage faculty development
and course offerings relating to South Asia in other departments of the university .

Author: Elizabeth Bayerl

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ISBN: UOM:39015015203154

Category: Social Science

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Resources in Education

... evaluation of the Strengthening Developing Institutions Program (SDIP) at
Austin Peay State University are presented. ... It is suggested that the college
needs to determine if the strong preference for history courses over other
humanities ... Pub Type-Reports - Research (143) — Dissertations/Theses -
Undetermined (040) EDRS Price - MF01/PC04 Plus Postage. ... (Author/SW) ED
239 575 HE 017062 Atelsek, Frank J. Student Quality in the Sciences and
Engineering: Opinions of ...

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Directory of Grants in the Humanities 2003 2004

APA Dissertation Research Awards 242 Dissertation awards are granted to
graduate students in psychology programs to help offset the ... Planning grants
are intended to assist presenters in forming and developing partnerships with
artists and communities while creating ... math , and engineering ; health and
human services — access to quality health care facilities and innovative solutions
to chronic ...

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Proceedings

The current tendency, particularly in the social sciences and humanities, is to
emphasize the dissertation less as a contribution to knowledge and more as a
training instrument. ... These tendencies are, however, developing at very
different rates in different departments. ... to read, study, and discuss theses of
previous doctoral candidates which they consider to be of the right length and of
high quality.

Author: University of California (System). All-University Faculty Conference

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Walford s Guide to Current British Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Formerly African development ( 1966 - ) . ... 10 articles ( eg , ' Creating work in the
1980s ' ; ' Business and international political risk ' ; ' Co - ordinative practices in
technology ' ) . ... 4 documented articles ( ' Going in circles with quality circles ? ...
Feedback ( 2 items ) : International register of theses and dissertations , p .

Author: Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118583397

Category: British periodicals

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Sociological Abstracts

... and Quality of Life of Myocardial Infarction Patients , Dissertation Abstracts
International , A : The Humanities and Social ... psychologically , & socially the
most appropriate context for the development of healthy infant sleep physiology .

Author: Leo P. Chall

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Category: Sociology

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

This dissertation examines the beliefs of six high school FL teachers with different
levels of expe - rience . ... interactions with a role model , pro - fessional
development , and choice of teaching approach influenced participants ' beliefs .
... assisted grammar drill and practice on the composition quality and quantity of
intermediate university Spanish learners . ... of an Osage Language Curriculum ,
Dissertation Abstracts International , A : The Humanities and Social Sciences ,
2005 , 65 ...

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Category: Language and languages

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Demystifying Dissertation Writing

purposes of, 97–99 steps for developing bringing order, 103–4 gathering
information, 101–3 revising and organizing, 105 setting goals, 105 ... 151
perspective, keeping, 19–20 Ph.D. Completion Project, 6, 12–13 Ph.D.
completion rates, 6 humanities, 6–7, 7f, 8f social sciences, ... professional
development, 10–11 program quality and timetodegree, 9–10 put a stake in the
ground, 93 Quindlen, Anna, 135 ...

Author: Peg Boyle Single

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ISBN: 9781579226862

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Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: Establishing a consistent writing routine Working with a support group Consulting your advisor Understanding your committee’s expectations Setting a realistic and timely schedule Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity. The author uncovers much tacit knowledge, provides advice on working with dissertation advisors and committee members, presents proven techniques for the prewriting and writing stages of the dissertation, sets out a system for keeping on schedule, and advocates enlisting peer support. As Peg Boyle Single states, “my goal is quite simple and straightforward: for you to experience greater efficiency and enjoyment while writing. If you experience anxiety, blocking, impatience, perfectionism or procrastination when you write, then this system is for you. I want you to be able to complete your writing so that you can move on with the rest of your life.” Few scholars, let alone graduate students, have been taught habits of writing fluency and productivity. The writing skills imparted by this book will not only help the reader through the dissertation writing process, but will serve her or him in whatever career she or he embarks on, given the paramount importance of written communication, especially in the academy. This book presents a system of straightforward and proven techniques that are used by productive writers, and applies them to the dissertation process. In particular, it promotes the concept of writing networks – whether writing partners or groups – to ensure that writing does not become an isolated and tortured process, while not hiding the need for persistence and sustained effort. This book is intended for graduate students and their advisers in the social sciences, the humanities, and professional fields. It can further serve as a textbook for either informal writing groups led by students or for formal writing seminars offered by departments or graduate colleges. The techniques described will help new faculty advice their students more effectively and even achieve greater fluency in their own writing.

Rural Extension Education and Training Abstracts

Dissertation Abstracts International, A, Humanities and Social Sciences (1987)
48 (5) p.1093 [En, Diss., University Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 1987, l66pp.,
Order No. ... southwestern Illinois setting, and recommends modifications for
further study and development. ... short and schools have high-quality
programmes not ofl'ered by other districts, and recommends that this concept be
explored further.

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ISBN: PSU:000054610248

Category: Agricultural extension work

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