Author(s): Yvonne Nguyen Bui
How to Write a Masters Thesis is a comprehensive manual on how to conceptualize and write a five-chapter masters thesis, including the introduction, literature review, methodology, results, and discussionnclusion. Very often, a theory-practice gap exists for students who have taken the prerequisite methods and statistics courses in their masters program but who have yet to understand how to apply and translate what they've learned about the research process with their first major project. Yvonna Bui demystifies this process by integrating the language learned in these prerequisite courses into a step-by-step guide for developing one's own thesis/project.
"This book is great and fills an absolute need!!! I was so happy to find it." -- Melissa R. Shyan-Norwalt 20121121 "I don't use any other books but the Bui book. And yes, I would recommend this book to others. The Bui book is an easy read simply laid out and easy to follow. Students appreciate this book." -- Cath Stilwell 20121121 "The key strengths are in the book's organization and explanation of how to structure the thesis. The step by step focus in this comprehensive book offers the student an on call 24 hour thesis advisor." -- Christine Kerr 20121121 "Dr. Bui's text is a much appreciated edition. It easily facilitated graduate research in Arts Management, a discipline still determining how to "best" conduct empirical research." -- Antonio C. Cuyler 20121121
Yvonne N. Bui (PhD, Special Education, Learning Disabilities, University of Kansas) is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Learning and Instruction, School of Education at the University of San Francisco. She teaches master's and doctoral level courses in Special Education, Research Methods, Master's Thesis, Statistics, Grant Writing, and Dissertation Proposal Development. She serves as the chairperson and committee member for students' theses and dissertations within the School of Education. She is the coeditor of Exceptional Children in Today's Schools: What Teachers Need to Know. Her research interests include developing curriculum for students with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and international special education. Her personal interests include reading, writing, hiking, backpacking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Chapter 1. Overview of the Master's Degree and Thesis Chapter 2. Selecting a Research Topic Chapter 3. Using the Literature to Research Your Problem Chapter 4. Conducting Ethical Research Chapter 5. How to Write Chapter One, Introduction Chapter 6. How to Write Chapter Two, Review of the Literature Chapter 7. How to Write Chapter Three, Methods Chapter 8. How to Write Chapter Four, Results Chapter 9. How to Write Chapter Five, Discussion Chapter 10. Final Formatting, APA Style