It's an uphill climb but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile.
The dissertation is a tough mountain to climb; half of all doctoral
students never make it to the top. To overcome the practical, emotional,
and psychological obstacles along the way, you'll need the right tools
and a knowledgeable guide. This informative and inspirational book
readies you for each step of the dissertation process, including
choosing a topic, selecting the committee, getting acclimated to
academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your
research. This second edition of The Dissertation Journey offers new and
updated features, including: A chapter on ethical considerations
Expanded coverage of digital data collection and using the Internet for
research More detailed information on conducting the literature review A
discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework With
graphics, checklists, inspirational quotes, illustrations, and sample
forms, this valuable resource is your essential guidebook to preparing,
writing, and defending your dissertation.