Health Professions Division Dissertation Guide

57 References for Writing Dissertations The way a dissertation is organized and written up varies somewhat, depending upon the type of research undertaken. Each student works closely with her/his chairperson and also should utilize some of the numerous books available on the dissertation process. A few recommendations include the following: Becker, H. (1986). Writing for social scientists: How to start and finish your thesis, book or article . Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Locke, L. F., Spirduso, W. W., & Silverman, S. J. (2000). Proposals that work: A guide to planning dissertations and grants proposals (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Mauch, J. E., & Park, N. (2003). Guide to the successful thesis and dissertation (5 th ed.). New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, Inc. Rudenstam, K. E., & Newton, R. R. (2001). Surviving your dissertation: A comprehensive guide to content and process (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Terrell S.R. (2016). Writing a proposal for your dissertation: guidelines and examples. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Thomas, R. M., & Brubaker, D. L. (2000). Theses and dissertations: A guide to planning, research, and writing. Westport, MA: Bergin & Garvey. Editor’s note: This document is not written in APA or AMA style. It is written in a “syllabus” style to convey the information. Last revised 11.19.2019