This topic occurred to me as I sat in on a couple of examinations vivascompletion seminars and a confirmation or two in recent weeks. I have sat through literally hundreds of assessment presentations if you count my years in purgatory architecture school. I see it most often in completion seminars where the student has a full draft and can no longer see the forest for the trees.
I wish I owned the copyright to this one because I am sure they sell a shed load every year. Although it seems to be written for undergraduates, PhD students like it for its straight forward, unfussy style. Just about every aspect of research is covered: The section on asking research questions is an excellent walk through of epistemology: You creative researcher types might like to buy it anyway, if only to help you know what you are departing from.
How to write a better thesis by Paul Gruba and David Evans This was the first book I ever bought on the subject, which probably accounts for my fondness for it. I have recommended it to countless students over the 6 or so years I have been Thesis Whispering, many of whom write to thank me.
Oh — and the price point is not bad either. If you can only afford one book on the list I would get this one. I constantly recommend this book to students, but I find that one has to be at a certain stage in the PhD process to really hear what it has to say. Physicists and engineers have told me they loved the book too.
If you want a bit more of the conceptual basis behind the book, read this earlier post on why a thesis is a bit like an avatar. The unwritten rules of PhD research by Marian Petre and Gordon Rugg I love this book because it recognises the social complexities of doing a PhD, without ever becoming maudlin.
What you need more is something to help you tweak your writing and improve it. This book is basically a big list of strategies you might like to try when you are stuck, or bored with the way you are writing.
This book is so useful I have literally loved it to death — the spine is hopelessly broken and pages are held in by sticky tape. Opening it at almost any page will give you an idea of something new to try. What books would be on your top 5 list and why?Crafting a well-composed thesis can be a daunting proposition, but with knowledge of essential research methods and thesis components, you can simplify the task.
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Research Question This research question seeks to propose a solution or improvement to a specific problem or set of problems.