- Ernst, M. O. M. (1981). A guide through the dissertation process. Lewinston,
New York, The Edwin Mellen Press.
Out of date as to some of the process - suggests the idea of the
journal/Diary, defines terms, and suggests methods of organization
(while out of date as to
some logistical methods - did propel me toward organization of my own)
- Gardner, D. C. and G. J. Beatty (1980). Dissertation proposal guidebook;
how to prepare a research proposal and get it accepted. Springfield,
Illinois, Charles C Thomas, Publisher.
Although this book is old it is still sold on Amazon.com with high
marks. I find it very readable and it de-mystifies the dissertation
- Glatthorn, A. A. (1998). Writing the winning dissertation, a step-by-step
guide. Thousand Oaks, California, Corwin Press, Inc.
This is a fairly current book which does what the title implies -
it breaks the steps down into manageable bits. This book was one
of the two that made
me stop reading and begin to plan out the steps I will take.
- Madsen, D. (1983). Successful dissertations and theses; a guide to
graduate student research from proposal to completion. San Francisco,
Jossey-Bass Publishers. This book has some good writing hints as
well as some information organization tips.
- Sternberg, D. (1981). How to complete and survive a doctoral dissertation.
St. Martin’s Press, New York. Useful to become organized mentally
and physically. Discusses the mental tests of the dissertation and
who and why some ABDs do not complete the dissertation phase.
- Thomas, R. M. a. D. L. B. (2000). Theses and dissertations; a guide
to planning, research, and writing. Westport, Connecticut, Bergin & Garvey.
A complete guide to the dissertation process, with many useful checklists to
keep the researcher organized. It has useful subsections to help think and
write and interact with others through each stage of the process. Appendix
has an outline of a dissertation proposal.