In addition to covering the basic components of a humanities or social science dissertation,this book provides advice on how to situate your work within a wider academic dialogue. Itseasy to lose track of this bigger picture when you’re working on the nitty-gritty parts of adissertation, and this work helps the student keep that framework in mind.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students who can strengthen their proposals through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.
Doing Your Social Science Dissertation
You will need to check which style of reporting is preferred in your field. For example a scientific dissertation would probably have very clear separation between the results and the discussion of those results; whereas a social science dissertation might have an overall chapter called Findings, bringing the results and their discussion together.