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SOCW 8550 Preparing for Dissertation: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

SOCW 8550 Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Brause, R. S. (1999). Forming your dissertation committee. In Writing your doctoral dissertation: Invisible rules for success (pp. 48–55). New York, NY: Routledge.

Brause, R. S. (1999). Roles and responsibilities of dissertation committees. In Writing your doctoral dissertation: Invisible rules for success (pp. 56–69). New York, NY: Routledge.

Brause, R. S. (1999). Identifying your dissertation topic and your research questions. In Writing your doctoral dissertation: Invisible rules for success (pp. 37–47). New York, NY: Routledge.

Miller, R. K. (2003, April 1). Finishing the dissertation. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Pannapacker, W. (1999, February 19). How to finish a dissertation—without the agony. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Perlmutter, D. D., & Porter, L. (2005, December 12). Thinking beyond the dissertation. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Reis, R. M. (1999, November 19). Choosing a research topic. The Chronicle of Higher Education.Templeton, E. E. (2010, August 20). The rule of 200. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Robinson, B. (2001). The dissertation…and beyond: Developing your academic career. ABNF Journal, 12(1), 17–18.

Templeton, E. E. (2010, August 20). The rule of 200. The Chronicle of Higher Education

Useem, B. (1997). Choosing a dissertation topic. PS: Political Science & Politics, 30(2), 213−216.

 

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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