Book Title: Dissertation and Scholarly Research: Recipes for Success: 2013 Edition
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Marilyn K Simon Ph.D.
Recipes for Success is a unique, user-friendly guide that informs and empowers doctoral students with the skills and knowledge to start and complete their dissertation. Putting together an excellent dissertation is like preparing a gourmet feast for a gathering of distinguished guests who are connoisseurs of fine cooking. You, the researcher, are the chef and chief meal engineer for this eloquent repast. Careful preparation is needed each step of the way, along with a formal means to reach your desired goal. Recipes takes you gingerly through these steps. Recipes is presented in three phases. In PHASE 1 you start your initial preparation, gather ingredients, and prepare the menu for your feast. This includes your mental, physical, and psychological preparation along with the selection of the type of meal (research topic and method) you will serve. In PHASE 2 you gather your accoutrements and utensils to collect and analyze data to help you solve the problem you pose, answer your research questions, and achieve your purpose. In PHASE 3 you learn how to put your meal (dissertation) together to ensure a delicious high-quality study to serve at your feast. Included are several presentations and web resources to serve as your maître d' for your banquet. Recipes is also supported by a companion website (www.dissertationrecipes.com) with a large collection of dissertation-related resources, guides, slideshows, and videos. Recipes gets a perfect (5 star) rating on Amazon.com. Here is what readers are saying about Recipes: Very easy to read! Offers examples and a space to then write your own information. It is broken down into manageable pieces, which makes thinking about your work easier than thinking about the whole dissertation. T.R. (Georgia) This book is the best resource for dissertations that I have ever seen. It should be titled, Dissertations for Dummies, because anyone can follow it. Brenda (New Jersey) I serve as the chair on numerous doctoral study committees and highly recommend this book to all of my students. The writing is thorough, clear and easy to follow. After reading this book a student would have all the information they need to publish a professional, scholarly dissertation. If all of my students used this book it would make both of our lives much easier! K.S. (Arkansas) I love this book! It is interesting and exciting, and written in a format that I easily understand. It is easy to read, it is concise, and when compared to the other books in my library on dissertation writing, all others pale in comparison. Sharon (Arizona).