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How to Write a Masters Thesis

Handbook / Manual

By: Yvonne Bui

Sage Publications

Paperback | Jul 2009 | #178181 | ISBN-13: 9781412957106
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&i;How to Write a Masters Thesis&o; is a comprehensive manual on how to conceptualize and write a five-chapter masters thesis, including the introduction, literature review, methodology, results, and discussion/conclusion. Very often, a theory-practice gap exists for students who have taken the prerequisite methods and statistics courses in their masters program but who have yet to understand how to apply and translate what they've learned about the research process with their first major project.

Yvonna Bui demystifies this process by integrating the language learned in these prerequisite courses into a step-by-step guide for developing one's own thesis/project.


1. Overview of the Master's Degree and Thesis 2. Selecting a Research Topic 3. Using the Literature to Research Your Problem 4. Conducting Ethical Research 5. How to Write Chapter One, Introduction 6. How to Write Chapter Two, Review of the Literature 7. How to Write Chapter Three, Methods 8. How to Write Chapter Four, Results 9. How to Write Chapter Five, Discussion 10. Final Formatting, APA Style

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Yvonne Nguyen Bui (Ph.D., Special Education, Learning Disabilities, University of Kansas) is an Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Instruction, School of Education, University of San Francisco. She teaches Research Methods, Master's Thesis, Applied Educational Statistics, Grant Writing, and courses in Special Education at the masters and doctoral levels. She serves as the chairperson and committee member for students' theses and dissertations within the School of Education. She is the co-editor of Exceptional Children in Today's Schools: What Teachers Need to Know, by Love Publishing.

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