How to Write a Better Thesis

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2011 - Reference - 236 pages
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A practical guide to writing a thesis. The emphasis is firmly upon structure, and the authors present concrete examples of common structural problems, then offer numerous devices, tricks and tests by which to avoid them.
 

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This is a very good book to start with for beginners in research methodology for qualitative research. It is an easy reading book that it covers lots of important things to note in the beginning of the research journey. I prefer the earlier version but I think the latest one have lots of updates that covers most areas.  

Contents

What Is a Thesis?
1
Thesis Structure
11
Mechanics of Writing
22
Making a Strong Start
53
The Introductory Chapter
84
1
85
5
95
Background Chapters
103
The Discussion or Interpretation
162
The Conclusion
172
11
177
12
194
Afterword
214
Notes on Further Resources
222
13
226
62
232

Establishing Your Contribution
118
Outcomes and Results
138

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About the author (2011)

David Evans is a former senior associate of the faculty of architecture, building, and planning at the University of Melbourne and the coeditor of Restoring the Land. Paul Gruba is a lecturer in communication skills at the Center for Communication Skills and English as a Second Language at the University of Melbourne. Justin Zobel is a professor in the department of computing and information systems at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Writing for Computer Science.

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