Open Access UCI Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs): What & Why?

Access to ETDs is also provided through . Both the WSU Libraries and Graduate School work to make your dissertation available in as timely a fashion as possible. Should you have questions about the publication timeline for your dissertation, please contact us at the emails below.

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27. If you are including a Conclusions/Implications section in yourdissertation make sure you really present conclusions and implications.Often the writer uses the conclusions/implications section to merely restatethe research findings. Don't waste my time. I've already read the findingsand now, at the Conclusion/Implication section, I want you to help me understandwhat it all means. This is a key section of the dissertation and is sometimesbest done after you've had a few days to step away from your research andallow yourself to put your research into perspective. If you do this youwill no doubt be able to draw a variety of insights that help link yourresearch to other areas. I usually think of conclusions/implications asthe "So what" statements. In other words, what are the key ideasthat we can draw from your study to apply to my areas of concern.


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9. Make sure your proposal has a comprehensive review of the literatureincluded. Now this idea, at first thought, may not seem to make sense.I have heard many students tell me that "This is only the proposal.I'll do a complete literature search for the dissertation. I don't wantto waste the time now." But, this is the time to do it. The rationalebehind the literature review consists of an argument with two lines of analysis: 1) this research is needed, and 2) the methodology I have chosen is most appropriate for the question that is being asked. Now, why would you want to wait? Now is the time to get informed and to learn from others who havepreceded you! If you wait until you are writing the dissertation it is toolate. You've got to do it some time so you might as well get on with itand do it now. Plus, you will probably want to add to the literature reviewwhen you're writing the final dissertation.


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Doctoral students at WSU submit their dissertations to ProQuest/UMI, where they are indexed and made accessible via ProQuest's Dissertations and Theses database. Subsequently, dissertations are added to Research Exchange, Washington State University's institutional repository, where they are permanently maintained by the WSU Libraries.

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After submitting your dissertation to ProQuest, you will be prompted to make any necessary corrections by the Graduate School. By 30-45 days after Commencement, the Graduate School strives to complete review of ETDs. At this point, the WSU Libraries adds dissertations to Research Exchange.

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As a public land-grant institution, Washington State University values free publication of its research outputs. As such, the university requires graduate students to make electronic copies of their completed theses and dissertations (ETDs) available to the general public. For an overview of the entire ETD creation and submission process, please see from the Graduate School. The following also outlines some key considerations when submitting an ETD.

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We no longer accept paper copies for the Library shelves. Many frequently requested dissertations from the UVA collection have been added to Libra through a generous grant from Jefferson Trust. If you are the author of one of these dissertations now in Libra and would like to change the access level to be world-wide open access, please .

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11. What is a proposal anyway? A good proposal should consist of thefirst three chapters of the dissertation. It should begin with a statementof the problem/background information (typically Chapter I of the dissertation),then move on to a review of the literature (Chapter 2), and conclude witha defining of the research methodology (Chapter 3). Of course, it shouldbe written in a future tense since it is a proposal. To turn a good proposalinto the first three chapters of the dissertation consists of changingthe tense from future tense to past tense (from "This is what I wouldlike to do" to "This is what I did") and making any changesbased on the way you actually carried out the research when compared tohow you proposed to do it. Often the intentions we state in our proposalturn out different in reality and we then have to make appropriate editorialchanges to move it from proposal to dissertation.