Theory-driven dissertations Route 1: Replication-based dissertations Most quantitative dissertations at the undergraduate, master's or doctoral level involve some form of replication, whether they are duplicating existing research, making generalisations from it, or extending the research in some way. In most cases, replication is associated with duplication.
Jump to navigation Jump to search A thesis as a collection of articles  or series of papers also known as thesis by published works,  or article thesis,  is a doctoral dissertation that, as opposed to a coherent monographis a collection of research papers with an introductory section consisting of summary chapters.
Other less used terms are "sandwich thesis" and "stapler thesis".
It is composed of already-published journal articles, conference papers and book chapters, and occasional not yet published manuscripts. A thesis by publication is a form of compilation thesis a term used in Nordic countries.
Another form of compilation thesis is an essay thesis, comprising previously unpublished independent essays. Other times, doctoral students may have a choice between writing a monograph or a compilation thesis.
It often results in a higher number of publications during the doctoral studies than a monograph and may render in higher number of citations in other research publications; something that may be advantageous from research funding point of view and may facilitate readership appointment after the dissertation.
A further reason for writing a compilation thesis is that some of the articles can be written together with other authors, which may be helpful especially for new doctoral students. They should include an extensive annotated bibliography or literature reviewplacing the scope and results of the articles in the wider context of current state of the international research.
They constitute a comprehensive summary of the appended papers, and should clarify the contribution of the doctoral student if the papers are written by several authors. They should not provide new results, but may provide synthesis of new conclusions by combining results from several of the papers.
They may supplement the articles with a motivation of the chosen scope, research problems, objectives and methods, and a strengthening of the theoretical framework, analysis and conclusions, since the extent of the articles normally does not allow this kind of longer discussions.Formulating the Research Question1 Introduction.
In the previous section we talked about ways to define your topic, but there is a difference between a topic and a question. Delivers all information required for the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course. By embracing the major conceptual and theoretical contributions to nursing research that are outside of traditional nursing theory, this book serves as a vital resource for nurse researchers, and one that is indispensable for doctoral nursing students embarking on their dissertations.
Theses/Dissertations from PDF. A Case Study: The Perceptions of Teachers of Urban Eighth-Grade At-Risk Students, in one NJ School District, Regarding the Classroom Factors that Facilitate and Inhibit At-Risk Student Motivation to Excel Academically, Tabina H.
Adam. PDF. In clinical and counseling psychology, human behavior is understood through varying lenses called theoretical orientations. Key factors that influence orientation include a practitioner’s unique personality and particular way of conceptualizing the human condition.
The problem of leadership and corruption in Nigeria is a known fact. A good number of Nigerian politicians and top government officials do not think that politics has anything to do with ethics. The Centre for Theoretical Studies (CTS) was set up in in a part of the old building of IIT Kharagpur.
Its primary goal is to generate and nucleate theoretical research on fundamental aspects of basic and engineering sciences.