ERIC Number: EJ993006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
A "How-to" Guide for the Education Thesis/Dissertation Process
Pemberton, Cynthia Lee A.
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v48 n2 p82-86 2012
In graduate education, retention and completion pose significant challenges. As many as 50 percent of doctoral and a quarter of master's (varies by field of study) students fail to complete their programs. Given the work and life demands education professionals routinely navigate, it is not surprising that completion rates are as low as they are, but that they are so high! To assist educators in managing their pursuit of excellence along with their professional and personal lives, this article outlines "how-to" guidelines for higher education teachers/faculty advisors and graduate students preparing to engage in thesis or dissertation work. This article's "how-to" guide is designed to help students overcome the overwhelming sense of burden in their overly committed professional lives, which too often gets in the way of even getting started.
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Theses, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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