Yvonne N. Bui sHow to Write a Masters Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. The tone and format of the book is reader-friendly and includes practical suggestions that go beyond informing what should be done. It is chock full of detailed explanations, examples, and supplemental materials that have been used successfully in advising students in completing their master s theses. Key FeaturesProvides detailed explanations of the various components of the master s thesisPresents concrete strategies on how to conduct a literature review, write each chapter of the master s thesis, and apply the American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style Covers both quantitative and qualitative research methods Includes sample excerpts adapted from students completed master s theses in each chapter Contains a comprehensive resources section that features Try It exercises and reflection/discussion questions designed to help students work through the thesis process Presents numerous figures and captured screen shots from relevant Web sites, ERIC electronic database, and SPSS software integrated with the text
Intended Audience The book is intended for graduate students across the social and behavioral sciences undertaking a traditional five-chapter thesis as part of the requirements for a master s degree as well as the university faculty who advise them.