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DEVELOPING AND WRITING YOUR TRIOLOGICAL THESIS Maureen Hannley, PhD
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SUCCESSFUL THESES 2001 – 2010 (n = 242)
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THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE TRIOLOGICAL THESIS (or more Urban Legends Debunked)
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DON’T DISS MY THESIS Claim: The thesis has to be a production equivalent to a doctoral dissertation Status : False Origins: The Triological thesis guidelines describe a candidate’s thesis as a “carefully written, …comprehensive dissertation..” and in past years they were often vast productions several hundred pages long. But emphasis now is on timely publication Reality: According to the guidelines, the thesis should be no more than 40 pages (including text and figures) double-spaced, with no more than 50 references, in a format suitable for publication in The Laryngoscope. This is NOT equivalent to a doctoral dissertation!
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Dissertation (n): a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; document that presents the author’s research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature for a degree or professional qualifications . American Heritage Dictionary of the American Language
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HOW CAN I WRITE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS Claim: The thesis work cannot have been used for any other purpose Status: False Reality: Candidates may use work begun in their residency that, in part, has been previously published. It is permitted to use work that has been submitted as a Master’s thesis, as long as it meets the format, publication, and originality requirements.
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(SOMETIMES) IT TAKES A VILLAGE Claim: The thesis cannot have multiple authors Status : False Reality: Although the candidate may be assisted in his/her work, the candidate must state in writing at the time of submission that he/she is personally responsible for 70% or more of the text and 70% or more of the research.
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SOME EXCELLENT REFERENCES n Troidl, H et al., Surgical Research: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice (3rd Ed.). New York: Springer, 1998 n Stone, J., Conducting Clinical Research: A Practical Guide . Cumberland, MD: Mountainside MD Press, 2006 n Belsher, J, Jacobsen, J, From Idea to Funded Project . Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1992 n Spilker, B., Guide to Clinical Trials . New York: Raven Press, 1991 n Norman, G, Streiner, D, PDQ Statistics (2d Ed.). St. Louis: B.C. Decker, Inc., 1999 n Hulley et al., Designing Clinical Research (3rd Ed). Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2007
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MOTIVATIONS FOR DOING RESEARCH 1 2 3 4 5 Kramer, 1995 Improve curriculum vitae Improve health through better medical practice Gain personal satisfaction Influence others’ behavior or viewpoint Change the body of knowledge
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BUILDING A THESIS* *the-sis . A proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be proved or maintained against objections. Random House College Dictionary
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Practical Problem motivates Research Question defines Research Problem finds Research Answer helps to solve ?
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