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The Writing Center
Yes, the services of CSU's Writing Center are available to doctoral students. Make an appointment to get ideas on writing, academic style, and much more.
Books About the Dissertation
Destination Dissertation by
Call Number: LB2369 .F59 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-30
Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process by Perfect for graduate students as well as behavioural and social scientists who supervise and conduct research! In the fully updated Fourth Edition of their best-selling guide, Surviving Your Dissertation, Rudestam and Newton answer questions concerning every stage of the dissertation process, including: selecting a suitable topic conducting a literature review developing a research question understanding the role of theory selecting an appropriate methodology and research design analysing data interpreting and presenting results. In addition, this must-have guide covers topics that other dissertation guides often miss, such as the many types of quantitative and qualitative research models available, the principles of good scholarly writing, how to work with committees, how to meet IRB and ethical standards, and how to overcome task and emotional blocks. With plenty of current examples, the new edition features an expanded discussion of online research, data collection and analysis, and the use of data archives, as well as expanded coverage of qualitative methods and added information on mixed methods.
Publication Date: 2014
The Elements of an Effective Dissertation and Thesis by
Call Number: LB2369 .C275 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-27
Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation by
Call Number: H62 .B58555 2008
Publication Date: 2008-01-24
Finding Dissertations and Theses
The Michael Schwartz Library provides access to dissertations and theses for your research needs. It's important for doctoral students to know how to find other dissertations that have been written. Your dissertation should be unique, so you need to see others so you can take a different approach with your research.
To find those authored by students at Cleveland State University, use the Scholar Online Catalog's Advanced Search. Limit Your Search by Material Type to "THESIS/DISSERTATION".
To locate dissertations and theses by students from Ohio universities that are accessible online, try OhioLINK's Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) Center. You can search by keyword, browse by school and department, or browse by author name.
You also can search for dissertations and theses by Ohio students using the Advanced Keyword Search in the OhioLINK Library Catalog. Limit by Other Material Types to "THESIS/DISS". You can request a PAPER copy via OhioLINK if available.
Use the research database named ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I to search for doctoral dissertations and master's theses from North America and Europe. Some provide a free, 24-page preview. Many are available for purchase directly from ProQuest as a PDF download. You can request a PAPER copy of a specific dissertation or thesis using Interlibrary Loan Services.