How to Write a Thesis
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How to Write a Thesis

Need to write a thesis to graduate? Here's how!
3.9 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
137 students enrolled
Created by Chad Raymond
Published 7/2012
English
How to Write a Thesis
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Includes:
  • 24 mins on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
graduate
What Will I Learn?
The components of a thesis.
How complete each component.
How to put the components together into a finished thesis
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Requirements
  • The ability to download and open Microsoft 97 Word files.
  • A willingness to be organized and efficient.
Description

This course shows you how to write a thesis that is research-driven, regardless of major, with simple, step-by-step instructions and exercises. No need to buy an expensive textbook. Save time and money!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone whose college major requires a thesis.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 01:17:35
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:06

An introduction to the course and what to expect.

Preview 02:06
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Create a Hypothesis-Based Research Question
3 Lectures 06:35

The nuts and bolts of creating a hypothesis and a research question.

Preview 05:31

Worksheet For Creating a Research Question & Hypothesis
31.7 kB

Prevent yourself from getting off track with a thesis topic that is impossible to research.

Preview 01:04
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Review the Literature
5 Lectures 05:27

Instructions for creating a literature review.

Preview 01:24

Instructions on how to identify scholarly sources and how to build an annotated bibliography.

Identify and Organize Scholarly Sources
04:03

Guidelines for Scholarly Sources
94.8 kB

Worksheet For How To Read A Journal Article
41.5 kB

Worksheet For Creating An Annotated Bibliography
33.3 kB
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Research and Analyze
4 Lectures 05:39

How to operationalize the variables that are in your hypothesis and choose a research design.

Research Methodolgy
03:01

Worksheet For Choosing A Research Design
37.4 kB

How to efficiently organize and analyze your data.

Data Collection and Analysis
02:38

Worksheet For Bringing Data To The Table
48.1 kB
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Put It All Together
3 Lectures 03:48

The last major stages of writing a thesis: your conclusion, introduction, and abstract.

Putting It All Together
03:48

Worksheet For Writing A Conclusion
35.8 kB

Worksheet For Writing An Abstract
32.3 kB
About the Instructor
Chad Raymond
3.9 Average rating
15 Reviews
163 Students
3 Courses
Associate Professor of Political Science

I am the first member of my family to go to college and have three degrees in political science -- a bachelor's and a master's from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a PhD from the University of Hawai'i. I did my dissertation research in Vietnam -- for which I had to learn Vietnamese well enough to converse in the language without an interpreter -- and I've also traveled to Thailand, Cambodia, and Burma. My latest area of interest is the politics and history of the Middle East, and I've been traveled to Egypt four times since 2009. Much of what I teach involves the application of economic principles to everyday behavior.

I have fifteen years of full-time teaching experience at the university level and regularly publish literature in scholarly journals on teaching and learning.