Table of contents for A practical guide to the qualitative dissertation / Sari Knopp Biklen and Ronnie Casella.

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1.	Thinking About the Dissertation
Advice
What Is a Qualitative Dissertation?
Who Do We Imagine You Are?
What This Book Is
2.	What Makes a Good Dissertation?
Three Dissertations and Their Genesis
The Qualities of a Good Dissertation
Coming Up with an Idea for the Dissertation
Doing an Interdisciplinary Dissertation
Narrative Authority
Making an Argument
Forms of Argument
3.	Dissertation Advisors and Committees
The Committee as Audience
Dissertation Advisors
Working with Your Committee
Learning Lessons from Frustration
Thinking about Criticism
Thinking about Committees
4.	The Protection of Human Subjects
The Functions of an IRB
Navigating the Policies of an IRB
Standard Forms for an IRB Review
Specific Advice
Balancing Ethics and Strategy
A Researcher's Story: Getting IRB Approval
5.	The Qualitative Proposal
Statement of the Problem and Purpose of the Study
The Literature Review
Methods and Procedures
Organization of the Dissertation
Concluding Section
Common Questions about the Proposal
6.	The Chapters
What Should You Write First?
The Reliable Narrator
Chapter 1: The Introduction
Chapter 2: The Literature Review
Chapter 3: Methods and Procedures
Chapters 4, 5, and 6: The Data Chapters
Chapter 7: The Conclusion
7.	Writing as Work/Getting It Done
The Significance of Public Exposure
Self-Confidence, Cultural Capital and the Dissertation Project
Writing Groups for Dissertation Support
Getting Started, Keeping Going, and Getting It Done
Perseverance
Writing as Style
Using Your Time
A Few Words on Style
8.	The Defense of the Qualitative Dissertation
The Defense: A Definition and Description
Preparation for the Defense
The Defense as Performance
9.	Nontraditional Dissertations
References
List of Resources
Index
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.