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Dissertation Center

Welcome to the Dissertation Center! Here you will find resources and examples to help you with your postgraduate work. We are currently in the process of collecting more materials for our students. Check back often for new content, including a library of dissertations for reference, research, and learning (coming soon!

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: https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/

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 introducation. 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.