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How to Write a Better Thesis

Benefits

  • Offers a step-by-step guide on the mechanics of thesis writing

  • Illustrates the complete process of how to structure a thesis by providing specific examples

  • Equips readers to understand how to conceptualize and approach the problems of producing a thesis

  • Written by authors with over 20 years experience of supervising and advising students

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 1-7
  3. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 9-16
  4. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 17-37
  5. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 39-59
  6. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 61-72
  7. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 73-82
  8. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 83-95
  9. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 97-112
  10. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 113-119
  11. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 121-123
  12. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 125-136
  13. David Evans†, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
    Pages 137-150
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 151-167

About this book

Introduction

From proposal to examination, producing a dissertation or thesis is a challenge. Grounded in decades of experience with research training and supervision, this fully updated and revised edition takes an integrated, down-to-earth approach drawing on case studies and examples to guide you step-by-step towards productive success.

Early chapters frame the tasks ahead and show you how to get started. From there, practical advice and illustrations take you through the elements of formulating research questions, working with software, and purposeful writing of each of the different kinds of chapters, and finishes with a focus on revision, dissemination and deadlines. How to Write a Better Thesis presents a cohesive approach to research that will help you achieve your goals.  

David Evans was Reader and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

Paul Gruba is Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne.

Justin Zobel is Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne.

Keywords

Dissertation writing Mechanics of writing Research writing Thesis structure Thesis writing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.(deceased) University of MelbourneCarltonAustralia
  2. 2.School of Languages and LinguisticsUniversity of MelbourneCarltonAustralia
  3. 3.Computing & Information SystemsUniversity of MelbourneCarltonAustralia

About the authors

David Evans was Reader and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

Paul Gruba is Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne.

Justin Zobel is Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne.

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Reviews

From the book reviews:

“After reading the book, you are left with no doubt as to what is required to write a thesis, as well as how to undertake the task using a systematic approach. … It should be mandatory reading for all postgraduate students embarking on a master’s degree or higher academic qualification. I highly recommend it.” (S. M. Godwin, Computing Reviews, August, 2014)