Table of contents for Thesis and dissertation writing in a second language : a handbook for supervisors / Brian Paltridge and Sue Starfield.

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Chapter 1. The background to thesis and dissertation writing
Background to the book
Background to thesis and dissertation writing in a second language
The social and cultural context of thesis and dissertation writing
The setting of the students? text
Research perspective, topic and purpose of the thesis or dissertation
The audience for theses and dissertations
The relationship between writers and readers of theses and dissertations
Background knowledge, values, and understandings in thesis and dissertation writing
Discourse community expectations and thesis and dissertation writing
Relationship with other texts
The context of theses and dissertations
Applications
Attitudes to knowledge and different levels of study
Application
Cross-cultural issues in thesis and dissertation writing
Writing across cultures
Speaking across cultures
Applications
Second language academic writing and identity
Applications
Disciplinary differences in thesis and dissertation writing
Applications
What universities and examiners expect of theses and dissertations
Applications
Overview of the book
Chapter 2. Working with non-native speaker students
Introduction
Second language research students in the era of globalization
I just say yes all the time but I am not happy. In my head I feel like a fool: Exploring 
?cost?
Challenges of the new student role
International students in their own words
Cross-cultural communication - differing expectations
Access to research culture and social networks
Dai?s story
Application
Together we built a bridge that I could cross: ?hands-on? supervision
Application
The Role Perception Scale
Conclusion
Chapter 3. Thesis and dissertation writing in a second language
Introduction
Psycho-affective/emotional issues
Behavioural issues
Rhetorical issues
Applications
Social issues
Conclusion
Chapter 4. Writing a research proposal
Introduction
Differences between master?s and doctoral theses
Applications
A checklist for developing a research proposal
Refining a research question
Applications
Details to include in a research proposal
Applications
Criteria for assessing research proposals
Application
Differences between disciplines in choosing a research topic
Applications
Conclusion
A Sample Research Proposal
Chapter 5. The overall shape of theses and dissertations
Introduction
A review of thesis and dissertation types
The structure of theses and dissertations
Application: Thesis types
Analyzing sample theses and dissertations
Application: Sections of a thesis
The content of individual chapters
Writing chapter outlines
Applications: Tables of contents
Linking sections
Application: Metatext
Application: Previews, overviews and reviews
Overview of the thesis
Discipline specific expectations
Application: Discipline specific expectations
Conclusion
Chapter 6. Writing the introduction
The Introduction chapter
The role of the introductory chapter in the thesis: Creating a research space
How long should the Introduction be?
Application
The typical structure of the Introduction
Application
Conclusion
Chapter 7. Writing the background chapters
Introduction
Writing the literature review
What needs to be included in a review of the literature
Reviewing the literature: an example
Application: Arranging the literature review
Strategies for reading for a literature review
Application: Gaps in the research literature
Providing background information
Applications: Providing background information
Reading, summarizing and critiquing previous studies
Application: Summarizing a previous study
Application: Summarizing research methods
Application: Analysis of the data
Application: Analysing findings
Reporting on previous research
Application: Reporting on previous research
Reporting verbs
Application: Reporting verbs
Application: Choice of verb tense
Critiquing previous research
Application: Summarizing and critiquing previous research
Adopting a stance towards previous research
Application
Paraphrasing and summary writing
Application: Paraphrasing
Avoiding plagiarism
Conclusion
Chapter 8. Writing the methodology chapter
Introduction
The place of the methodology section
Methodology vs Methods
A review of methods used by similar studies
Applications
How the research was conducted and how the data were obtained
How the data were processed
Ethical issues
The particular challenges of qualitative research
Representation of the researcher (with special reference to qualitative research)
Keeping a research diary (log book)
Application
Conclusion
Chapter 9. Writing the results chapters
Introduction
Structuring the results/findings section
Purposes of the results section
Move 1 - Presenting metatextual information
Move 2 ?Presenting results
The language of Move 3 ? Hedging
Numbering systems
Application
Conclusion
Chapter 10. Writing Discussions and Conclusions
Introduction
Functions of Discussion chapters
Strategies for writing the Discussion section
Application
The typical shape of the Discussion section
Application
Making claims and hedging in the Discussion section
Application: Stance and engagement
Application: Making claims
Writing Conclusions
Features of conclusions
The typical shape of Conclusions
Application: The structure of Conclusions
The language of Conclusions
Application: Reporting, comment and suggesting
Conclusion
Chapter 11. Writing the abstract and acknowledgements
Introduction
The importance of the abstract
Typical structure of the abstract
Application: Writing an abstract
The language of abstracts
Application: The language of abstracts
Writing the acknowledgments section
Application: Analysing a sample acknowledgments section
Application: Writing acknowledgements
Conclusion
Chapter 12. Resources for thesis and dissertation writing
Theses and dissertations online
Thesis and dissertation writing websites
Online writing support
Books on thesis and dissertation writing
Bibliography
References
Theses and dissertations cited in the book

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Dissertations, Academic -- Authorship.
Academic writing.
English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.