"I do not believe I have ever seen a work of this kind that so thoroughly and so carefully examines the important consideration of working with the students' advisor, relationships with the students' supervisory committee, and the oral defense. Students using this text will certainly applaud this work."
M. Scott Norton, Professor
Arizona State University
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The Portable Dissertation Advisor also contains an annotated bibliography of research books, a list of doctoral studies written about writing dissertations, and an assessment tool for you to evaluate your study.