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Dissertation Center

Welcome to the OAESA Dissertation Center. Here you will find resources and examples to help you with your postgraduate work by full-text search. For best results, search using exact words and phrases. All documents are downloadable in Acrobat PDF.

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General Research Resources:

Cresswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson.

Foss, S. K. & Condon Waters, W. J. (2007). Destination dissertation: A traveler's guide to a done dissertation. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield.

Rudestam, K. E. & Newton, R. R. (2015). Surviving your dissertation: A comprehensive guide to content and process. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Quantitative Research:

How to choose a statistical test:

Balnaves, M. & Caputi, P. (2001). Introduction to quantitative research methods: An investigative approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Kaplan, D. (2004). The SAGE handbook of quantitative methodology for the social sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Qualitative Research:

Glesne, C. (2011). Becoming qualitative researchers: An introduction. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson.

Patton, M. Q. (2002). Qualitative research and evaluation methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Rossman, G. B. & Rallis, S. F. (2012). Learning in the field: An introduction to qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Research Strategies:

Fink, A. (2009). How to conduct surveys: A step-by-step guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Hookway, N. (2008). 'Entering the blogosphere': Some strategies for using blogs in social research. Qualitative Research, 8(1), 91-113.

Ortlipp, M. (2008). Using reflective journals in the qualitative research process. The Qualitative Report, 13(4), 695-705.

Seidman, I. (2013). Interviewing as qualitative research. New York, New York: Teacher's College, Columbia University.