Graduate students often struggle with turning qualitative research projects into a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation because the research itself is inherently messy. This book helps address that challenge. Linda Dale Bloomberg and Marie Volpe have distilled decades of experience of dissertation advisement and successful doctoral defences into this highly practical reference for graduate students. They focus on finding and articulating a clear research problem, purpose, and questions; laying out a research design that will lead to gathering the right kind of data and support the right kind of analysis; and writing up and defending the study. To help, they provide working tools, an integrative summary discussion at the end of each chapter, comprehensive checklists, and an annotated bibliography in each chapter.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Linda D. Bloomberg , Marie F. Volpe
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Dimensions: Width: 17.80cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 25.40cm
ISBN 10: 1452202702
Publication Date: 21 June 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Tertiary & Higher Education , Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Publisher's Status: Active
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I would definitely recommend the Bloomberg and Volpe text to students preparing a thesis or a dissertation because it provides such clear, practical guidelines and examples. It is the best guide I have read. -- Sharon Piety-Nowell 20111102 This book should be included in every qualitative methods course. It is unique in its approach. Students need samples together with explanations, which this book accomplishes well. The book does not oversimplify either. It complements whatever texts may be used with it because it serves a unique purpose that the others do not. -- Denise F. Blum 20111102
Dr. Linda Dale Bloomberg is adjunct faculty at Teachers College Columbia University where she serves as dissertation advisor. She received her Doctorate in adult education from Columbia University. She has Master's degrees in Counseling Psychology and Organizational Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and in Jewish Education from the Siegal College of Judaic Studies, Cleveland. Over the past twenty years she has practiced as a psychologist, career counselor, and educational and business consultant, and has held research and teaching positions at various institutes in the United States as well as abroad. She is the author of numerous publications in the fields of counseling psychology, organizational evaluation, qualitative research, leadership development, adult education, Jewish education, and distance education. Marie Volpe is adjunct assistant professor of adult and organizational learning at Teachers College Columbia University, where she teaches dissertation seminars and serves as advisor to doctoral candidates. She received her doctorate in adult education and master's in organizational psychology from Columbia University and has done postdoctoral work at Harvard University. She conducts workshops for teachers in Mongolia and lectures on qualitative research methods at Suzho University, China. After a career spanning 35 years with Exxon Corporation, where she held the position of manager of education and development, Dr. Volpe embarked on a second career in higher education, where she has practiced for the past 20 years.
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