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  Ford Dissertation Diversity Fellowships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.
Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation.
Dissertation fellows are expected to be engaged in a full-time program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in an eligible field of study.
www7.nationalacademies.org /fellowships/forddiss.html   (1316 words)

 Dissertation Research, Writing, Editing and Consulting Services
A dissertation commonly contains an empirical component, reflecting some independent study or data gathering (use of a questionnaire, interviews, standardized instrument) on the part of the author, although in certain fields (literature and philosophy, for example), no study is required.
A dissertation may be strictly historical and be based primarily on an extensive review of the literature.
A dissertation may be written in any one of a number of formats, but currently the APA format is most popular.
www.dissertation.org /scholarly.html   (887 words)

 Overcoming Procrastination: Getting Organized to Complete the Dissertation
The dissertation may serve as a major blow to a graduate student's self esteem; it is not uncommon to feel as if it is an insurmountable task that will never be completed.
The key to completing the dissertation promptly is organization and time management; the dissertation stage is often the first time in which a student must provide his or her own structure towards completing a research task.
The dissertation is unstructured, it is now the student's turn to apply the structure, and structure must be applied in order to complete it.
www.apa.org /apags/edtrain/overproc.html   (1194 words)

 Dissertation and Thesis Assistance by James C. Moore, PhD
The dissertation and thesis process involves several stages - writing the proposal, getting the proposal approved, the conduct of the study, writing the dissertation or thesis, and finally, getting the document approved.
Identifying a dissertation topic is especially difficult for first time researchers, which is what most graduate students are.
For example, in finishing the dissertation it is important to revise and edit the substance of the document to ensure that it is consistent from chapter to chapter.
www.dissertation-thesis.com   (713 words)

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The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education.
These fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
Fellows’ stipends are to support completion of their dissertations and are to be expended within one or two years and in accordance with the work plan provided by the candidate in his/her application.
www.spencer.org /programs/fellows/dissertation.htm   (373 words)

 Dissertation Grants: Call for Proposals
Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation.
Dissertation grantees' final reports may either be an article of a quality and in a format suitable for publication in a scholarly journal, or a copy of the dissertation.
Dissertation Grantees may not accept additional grant or fellowship awards from another agency, foundation, institution or the like for the same dissertation project that is funded by the AERA Grants Program.
www.aera.net /grantsprogram/res_training/diss_grants/DGFly.html   (1408 words)

 hypertet composing processes
The purpose of this dissertation is to question how the act of composing hypertext, the discursive form that allows readers and writers to link to other pieces of text, affects students’ senses of textuality and agency as writers.
This dissertation will assume that hypertext represents a new discursive form born partly out of the need to make associations between and among the growing amounts of information present in the textual world.
This dissertation may shed some light on the ways in which that reassessment can be directed.
www.npatterson.net /chapter1.html   (3366 words)

 The Dissertation Kent Hovind Doesn't Want You to Read   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A person is certainly free to pursue the dissertation topic at greater length, and publish more on a particular issue or set of experimental data, but the thesis itself does not get amended.
A dissertation from an accredited college or university is available to anyone who wants to view it.
The topic of this dissertation DOES NOT HAVE anything to do with the effects of evolution in the public schools Instead it is a hodge-podge of recycled, discredited, young Earth ideas, digressions into Bible stories and quotations, and a litany of "Evolution-as-religion" statements, embedded almost in 1984 manner into the text.
home.austarnet.com.au /stear/bartelt_dissertation_on_hovind_thesis.htm   (5540 words)

 Kenneth Harwood Oustanding 2002 Dissertation Award
Nominations must be made in writing by the dissertation director or by the department chairperson of the degree-granting institution.
Dissertations nominated for the award without the support of the dissertation director or the department chair will not be considered.
Six copies of a letter of nomination from the dissertation director or the department chair of the degree-granting institution.
www.beaweb.org /bea2003/dissaward.html   (395 words)

 Unpublished? Try your dissertation
Most faculty members agree that publishing the dissertation is a great kickoff for an academic career and good experience for breaking into journal publishing--as was the case with Thorndike, who taught at Teachers College at Columbia University for his entire career and published more than 500 articles.
But while some new psychologists are eager to publish their dissertations, many others--relieved that the tome is finally behind them--let theirs collect dust on their desks or pack their notes and files into storage.
Converting a dissertation is challenging, admit faculty, even for students who write their dissertations as a series of journal articles--an option that is offered at many schools, including the University of Michigan and Harvard University.
www.apa.org /monitor/dec99/ed1.html   (1475 words)

 Quickly Completing a Successful Dissertation
Many people correctly point to the tremendous amount of effort required to successfully complete a dissertation as the primary reason why the ABD attrition rate is so high, but they are overlooking another, not readily apparent fact.
Ever since the beginning of his or her scholastic experience, a student's instructor has always assigned the task to be performed, i.e., the topic to report on, the book to read, the lab experiment to perform.
When this "new contribution" requirement is combined with the vast number of other tasks required by a successful dissertation, such as those required for a thorough review of literature, many students have trouble even getting started on their dissertation project.
www.dissertation-writing.net   (387 words)

 Dissertation Support - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
SYNOPSIS: The sponsor offers dissertation writing grants in the field of Turkish studies to Ph.D. candidates in the U.S. Candidates must have completed the research stage of their dissertations and must have certified that they will not be involved in teaching beyond the half time level.
Any doctoral dissertation in psychology, or in a social science with psychological subject matter, accepted between March 1, 1996 and March 1, 1998 is eligible.
Dissertations must be approved by the primary thesis advisor, and must not be more than "50%" completed.
www.bc.edu /research/osp/funding/external/dissuport   (3892 words)

 UNC Writing Center Handout | Dissertations
The dissertation marks the transition from student to scholar and is stressful as a result.
When you finish your dissertation, you have to change your life pretty dramatically —you may go on the job market, begin work as an independent scholar, develop classes, move out of a community that you have grown to love, and so on.
Look at other dissertations from your department to get a sense of what kind of topic produces an acceptable dissertation—you may find that it's not the kind of magnum opus you were imagining but that you can work on a much smaller, more compact topic instead.
www.unc.edu /depts/wcweb/handouts/dissertation.html   (7622 words)

The dissertation is a rigorous task and many doctoral students will encounter a variety of difficulties during the course of the project.
If the dissertation is low on your priority list, however, you will allocate less time per week to work on it, and you will take a longer time to finish it.
A dissertation usually requires a year or more to complete, so it will be helpful to find a work space which is conducive to your work habits.
www.couns.uiuc.edu /Brochures/Dissertation.htm   (1557 words)

 University of Florida Graduate School
Your master's thesis or doctoral dissertation is the crowning achievement of your graduate education at the University of Florida.
It examines doctoral dissertations twice: once, before your defense, for errors in format or inconsistencies in your editorial style; and again, after your defense, to make sure these errors have been corrected.
The University of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404 679 4501) to award associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, specialist, engineer and professional degrees.
gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu /editorial/introduction.html   (307 words)

 How To Write A Dissertation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A PhD dissertation is a lengthy, formal document that argues in defense of a particular thesis.
Each technical term used in a dissertation must be defined either by a reference to a previously published definition (for standard terms with their usual meaning) or by a precise, unambiguous definition that appears before the term is used (for a new term or a standard term used in an unusual way).
In general, every dissertation must define the problem that motivated the research, tell why that problem is important, tell what others have done, describe the new contribution, document the experiments that validate the contribution, and draw conclusions.
www.cs.purdue.edu /homes/dec/essay.dissertation.html   (2474 words)

 Dissertation/Thesis Guide
With the ready availability of photocopy machines you should be able to bypass many of the hardships that previous dissertation researchers had to deal with in developing their literature review.
I usually find that the cost of conducting dissertation research is not prohibitive and the trade-offs to work in conjunction with another agency are not in favor of the researcher.
This is a key section of the dissertation and is sometimes best done after you've had a few days to step away from your research and allow yourself to put your research into perspective.
www.learnerassociates.net /dissthes   (7065 words)

 Newsletter: Completing a Dissertation
Our typical client has been working on the dissertation for four years, and in most cases has not progressed beyond the Proposal stage.
Most begin the dissertation process with a burst of enthusiasm and energy.
The dissertation topic that seemed an obvious choice last year is out of scholarly fashion, or you have changed jobs and no longer haveaccess to your population.
www.dissertation.org   (349 words)

This dissertation was supervised by Sidney Verba and Torben Iversen of Harvard University, and Richard Johnston of the University of British Columbia.
Based on fifty-one interviews with people who are directly or indirectly involved in hacktivism, the dissertation is the first interview-based study of hacktivists and hacktivist practices.
It uses the interview data in conjunction with additional primary and secondary source material to construct a taxonomy of hacktivism, and to apply the taxonomy to three core issues in political participation: the role of identity incentives in driving participation, the transnational politics of policy circumvention, and the aspirations for deliberative democracy online.
www.alexandrasamuel.com /dissertation   (338 words)

 APA Dissertation Research Award Program - Information & Application Instructions
This is a single award in the amount of $1,000 for the dissertation research that indicates the most potential to contribute toward the development and improvement of mental illness services for those with severe and persistent mental illness.
Applicants who have already defended their dissertations are eligible to apply for these funds, as long as they have not yet received doctoral degrees as of the application deadline.
The award must be used to support expenses that are directly related to the dissertation research (e.g., computer time, animal care, equipment, participant fees); it may not be used for tuition, travel, personal expenses, lab assistant pay, or consultant fees.
www.apa.org /science/dissinfo.html   (919 words)

 UF Libraries - Electronic Theses & Dissertations - (ETD Locator)
Others may preview the first 24 pages of a dissertation and have the option of paying for a downloaded copy of the full dissertation.
Others may preview the first 24 pages of an electronic dissertation and have the option of paying for a downloaded copy of the full dissertation.
NOTE: If ProQuest Digital Dissertations (and Dissertation Abstracts) is not available to you, UF dissertations are available for a fee from the ProQuest Dissertation Express.
www.uflib.ufl.edu /etd.html   (773 words)

 American Fellowships
Dissertation Fellowships are available to women who will complete their dissertation writing between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007.
To qualify, applicants must have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposal or plan by Nov. 15, 2005.
Students holding any fellowship for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW Educational Foundation fellowship year are not eligible.
www.aauw.org /fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm   (510 words)

 Dissertation Maker - Writing A Dissertation Proposal, Writing Dissertations, Dissertation Assistance, Dissertation ...
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 Thesis and Dissertation Advisors On Call - Graduate Student Support Services
Our experience serving as graduate committee members, and our combined reading, critiquing, and evaluating of literally thousands of theses and dissertations, provides us with an insider's perspective that will help you to complete your thesis or dissertation and earn your graduate degree.
Your agreement, whether oral or written, is with your thesis / dissertation advisor, not with the network as a whole or its coordinator.
This is a network of freelance consultants (part-time or retired faculty) who work as on-call thesis and dissertation advisors.
www.dissertationadvisors.com   (750 words)

 Athenian Naval Finance in the Classical Period
The dissertation will attempt to uncover the responsibilities of a trierarch, and the responsibilities of the state in the administration of the Athenian Navy.
The overall aim of the dissertation will be to understand the responsibilities of a trierarch and how wealthy he needed to be in order to discharge his trierarchy successfully.
This dissertation, however will attempt to look beyond the generalised figures of scholars such as Gabrielsen and Boeckh (1840), and attempt to look at the figures pertaining to an individual trieres.
www-atm.physics.ox.ac.uk /rowing/trireme/thesis.html   (17713 words)

 A Dissertation on Tennessee Williams
Although what you see here is based on the dissertation approved by my committee of faculty at The University of Alabama on May 4, 1999, it is a work in progress and has undergone some significant changes.
This dissertation was composed on the Macintosh IIci computer and was written using Microsoft Word 5.1 word processing software.
Through these outcast characters Williams outlines a struggle between the moral values of nonconformists, who are outcasts because they can not, or will not, conform to the values of the dominant culture; and conformists, who represent that culture.
www.etsu.edu /haleyd/disshome.html   (1770 words)

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