ISBN-10:
1506307698
ISBN-13:
9781506307695
Pub. Date:
12/09/2015
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map From Beginning to End / Edition 3

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map From Beginning to End / Edition 3

by Linda Dale Bloomberg, Marie F. Volpe
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Overview

Addressing one of the key challenges facing doctoral students, Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation by Linda Dale Bloomberg and Marie Volpe fills a gap in qualitative literature by offering comprehensive guidance and practical tools for navigating each step in the qualitative dissertation journey, including the planning, research, and writing phases. Blending the conceptual, theoretical, and practical, the book becomes a dissertation in action—a logical and cohesive explanation and illustration of content and process. The Third Edition maintains key features that distinguish its unique approach and has been thoroughly updated and expanded throughout to reflect and address recent developments in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506307695
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/09/2015
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 191,729
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Linda Dale Bloomberg is former adjunct faculty in adult learning and leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. As senior researcher for the South African Human Sciences Research Council and National Institute for Personnel Research, Dr. Bloomberg’s work focused on change management, diversity initiatives, and enhanced workplace learning. She currently teaches qualitative research in graduate programs, serves as dissertation advisor, and also serves as consultant to various research, higher education, and nonprofit advisory boards. She is founder of Bloomberg Associates and ILIAD (Institute for Learning Innovations and Adult Development), and a cofounder of Columbia University’s Global Learning and Leadership Institute. She has authored and edited numerous publications in the fields of organizational evaluation, qualitative research, leadership development, adult learning, and distance education, including 100 Questions (and Answers) About a Qualitative Dissertation (Sage, 2016). She is currently working on Executive Coaching: Supporting Adult Development and Implications for Learning and Leadership. Dr. Bloomberg holds master’s degrees in counseling psychology, organizational psychology, and Jewish education. In 2006 she received her doctorate in adult education and organizational learning from Columbia University.

Marie Volpe is adjunct faculty in adult learning and leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she teaches dissertation seminars and serves as advisor to doctoral candidates. She conducts workshops for teachers in Mongolia and lectures on qualitative research methods at Suzhou University, China. After a career spanning thirty-five 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, in which she has practiced for the past twenty years. She has contributed to publications in the areas of staff development and informal learning in the workplace. She received her master’s in organizational psychology and doctorate in adult education from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

PART I: TAKING CHARGE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR WORK
1. A Complete Dissertation: The Big Picture
Objectives
Overview
Front Matter
Dissertation Chapters
Back Matter
Evaluating the Quality of Qualitative Research
2. Gearing Up: There is Method in the Madness
Objectives
Overview
Organizing and Managing Your Project
Identifying and Developing a Researchable Topic
Seeking Suitable Advisors
Stakeholder Responsibility and Standards of Good Practice
Establishing a Realistic Timeline
3. Choosing a Qualitative Research Approach
Objectives
Overview
The History of Qualitative Research
Defining Features of Qualitative Research
Knowledge Claims
Qualitative Research Traditions or Genres
The Current Landscape of Qualitative Research
Choosing a Qualitative Approach
Annotated Bibliography
4. A First Step: Developing Your Proposal
Objectives
Overview
Proposal Components
Guidelines for Academic Writing
Integrity Matters
Institutional Review Board Approval
Annotated Bibliography
Part I: Summary and Discussion
PART II: CONTENT AND PROCESS: A CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER ROAD MAP
5. Introduction to Your Study
Objectives
Overview
Section I: Instruction
Chapter Summary Discussion
Quality Assessment Chapter Checklist
Section II: Application
Annotated Bibliography
6. Developing and Presenting Your Literature Review
Objectives
Overview
Section I: Instruction
Chapter Summary Discussion
Quality Assessment Chapter Checklist
Section II: Application
Annotated Bibliography
7. Presenting Methodology and Research Approach
Objectives
Overview
Section I: Instruction
Chapter Summary Discussion
Quality Assessment Chapter Checklist
Section II: Application
Annotated Bibliograhy
8. Analyzing Data and Reporting Findings
Objectives
Overview
Section I: Instruction
Chapter Summary Discussions
Quality Assessment Chapter Checklist
Section II: Application
Annotated Bibliography
9. Analyzing and Interpreting Findings
Objectives
Overview
Section I: Instruction
Chapter Summary Discussion
Quality Assessment Chapter Checklist
Section II: Application
Annotated Bibliography
10. Drawing Trustworthy Conclusions and Presenting Actionable Recommendations
Objectives
Overview
Section I: Instruction
Chapter Summary Discussion
Quality Assessment Chapter Checklist
Section II: Application
Part II: Summary and Discussion
PART III: NEARING COMPLETION
11. Some Final Technical Considerations
Objectives
Overview
Revisiting the Importance of Alignment
Crafting a Title
Writing the Abstract
Assembling the Manuscript
Proofreading and Editing
Quality Assessment Checklist for Your Complete Dissertation: All Together Now!
12. Defense Preparation
Objectives
Overview
Pre-Defense Preparation
Post-Defense Preparation
Part III: Summary and Discussion
Afterword
Appendices
References

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