Getting It Right: The Essential Elements of the Dissertation was written for graduate students writing their dissertations. Clearly written and organized into five thematic chapters-introduction and rationale; review of literature; methods; results/findings; and interpretation and recommendations-this key writing source includes comprehensive examples taken directly from high-quality, scholarly dissertations. With motivational pep talks for graduate students and appropriate tips for mentors, Getting It Right is a thorough, but reader-friendly guide for both dissertation writers and their faculty advisors.
Raymond L. Calabrese is professor of educational administration in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership at Ohio State University. He has authored or co-authored nine books, two edited books, and over one hundred refereed articles in educational journals. Four of his solely-authored books are dedicated to dissertation writing. Dr. Calabrese serves as reviewer for scholarly national and international journals, as well as associate editor of an international education journal.