Dissertation Resources

This page is still in development. It contains links to a number of resources that may be helpful for students in dissertation.

Books

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map from Beginning to End (3rd Edition) by Linda D. Bloomberg & Marie F. Volpe.
** There are many options for guides to completing your dissertation. This the one that I recommend. I generally encourage some variations for Saybrook, but this still is the best guide that I have found.

Articles

Recommendations for Designing and Reviewing Qualitative Research in Psychology: Promoting Methodological Integrity by Heidi M. Levitt, Sue L. Motulsky, Fredrick J. Wertz, Susan L. Morrow, & Joseph G. Ponterotto.

 

Videos

Critical Thinking and Scholarly Writing
* If you did not watch this video during your program at Saybrook, I would strongly encourage you to watch it.

Scholarly Resources in Academic Writing
* If you did not watch this video during your program at Saybrook, I would strongly encourage you to watch it. This becomes more essential in your dissertation.

Links

Writing Resources by Louis Hoffman
* I would encourage you to be familiar with the resources on this page.

Other Resources

Dissertation Boot Camp with Dr. Lisa Vallejos
Dr. Vallejos is a graduate of Saybrook University who has developed an expertise in dissertation coaching. The dissertation book camp and dissertation coaching does not focus on the content, but rather on the process of getting through a dissertation, which many students struggle with. It does not replace or duplicate what you are working on with your chair and committee, but rather supplements it. If you are having trouble staying on track, you may want to consider this resource. A number of students I have worked with have found it extremely helpful.


“Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.”

— Paul Tillich, as quoted by Rollo May, in “Paulus: Tillich as Spiritual Teacher”