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Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation

4th Edition

A Step-by-Step Guide

Randy L. Joyner; William A. Rouse; Allan A. Glatthorn
eISBN-13: 9781544317199

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The classic step-by-step guide to thesis and dissertation success, fully updated for 2018.  



From selecting your topic to defending your finished work, a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation is a major undertaking. Since 1998, this book has been the go-to resource for scholars seeking guidance and best practices at every phase of the process. 



This revised and updated fourth edition is the most comprehensive guide yet to researching, writing, and publishing a successful thesis or dissertation. It includes: 

Insights on leveraging new technologies to maximize your efficiency. 
Current case studies demonstrating the book’s teachings in action. 
Tested principles of effective planning, an engaging writing style, defense preparation, and more.  

Written in an easy, digestible style perfect for a thesis or dissertation-writer’s busy schedule, this latest edition of a contemporary classic belongs on every advanced degree candidate’s shelf. 


Dr. Joyner and Dr. Rouse have again put together an in-depth, comprehensive, and practical guide that is a valuable resource for graduate students. This edition includes important information related to current and emerging trends in technology and valuable case studies focusing on the most common problems encountered in writing at the master’s and doctoral levels. 

James R. Machell, Dean

College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma 



Writing the Winning Dissertation is an essential guidebook for students writing a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. I used the first edition to write an award-winning dissertation and now use the updated edition with the doctoral students I advise. I highly recommend it to both students and advisors.

Susan Colby, Director of Faculty Professional Development, Appalachian State University; Boone, NC

Appalachian State University 







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ISBNs 9781544317205, 9781544317205, 9781544317199, 1544317190
Language English
Number of Pages 344
Edition 4th