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How To Write Your First Thesis

Authors: Gruba, Paul, Zobel, Justin

  • A practical guide for the entire process of producing a thesis for the first time
  • Written by authors with many years of experience advising students
  • Provides grounded advice to students who are new to writing extended original research, either undergraduate or graduate coursework
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About this Textbook

Many courses and degrees require that students write a short thesis. This book guides students through their first experience of producing a thesis and undertaking original research. Written by experienced researchers and advisors, the book sets out signposts and tasks to help students to understand what is needed to succeed, including scoping a topic, managing references, interpreting data, and successful completion.

For students, the task of writing a thesis is a transition from structured coursework to becoming a researcher. The book provides advice on:

  • What to expect from research and how to work with a supervisor
  • Getting organized and approaching the work in a productive way
  • Developing an overall thesis structure and avoidance of mistakes such as inadvertent plagiarism
  • Producing each major component: a strong introduction, background chapters that are situated in the discipline, and an explanation of methods and results that are crucial to successful original research
  • How to wrap up a complex project with an extended checklist of the many details needed to be checked before a final submission
Producing and managing a thesis for the first time can be a daunting task, and this reader-friendly guidebook provides a framework for students to do their best.

About the authors

Paul Gruba is Associate Professor in the School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne.

Justin Zobel is Professor in the School of Computing & Information Systems, University of Melbourne.

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61854-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61853-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How To Write Your First Thesis
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61854-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61854-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-61853-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 95
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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