Module 10 - General APA & Texas State University Dissertation

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APA Style 6th ed. - Texas State University - Dissertation - EDCL - Educational Leadership


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TEXAS STATE DISSERTATION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS Trae Stewart, Ph.D., Associate Professor & EDCL Program Coordinator Zane Wubbena, M.A., Ph.D. Student – School Improvement (Updated July 2014)


Overview APA 6 th Edition Ph.D. Education Timeline Semester Deadlines Dissertation Completing & Submitting Proposal Submitting Dissertation Arrangement Helpful Resources

Ph.D. Education (Timeline):

Ph.D. Education (Timeline)

Ph.D. Education (Semester Deadlines) :

Ph.D. Education (Semester D eadlines) Source: http :// / Thes-Diss_Info /T- D_Deadlines.html

Dissertation (Completing & Submitting Proposal):

Dissertation (Completing & Submitting Proposal) Complete d issertation p roposal ( Form C ) Complete description of dissertation p roject Research/Inquiry Problem Research questions/Hypothesis Source(s) of data Data Collection Technique and analysis Complete Institutional Review Board (IRB) application if dissertation uses human subjects Submit dissertation Form C, dissertation proposa l , and IRB Certificate to graduate college College Dean must approve dissertation proposal *Note: Keep in mind that the dissertation must be successfully defended in front of the dissertation committee

Dissertation (Submitting Dissertation) :

Dissertation (Submitting Dissertation) Submit dissertation manuscript as a PDF via Vireo on-line submission to the graduate college Dissertations are not submitted as a hard copy Graduate college transfers dissertation to library; library then creates both: Print copy for circulating collection at Alkek Library Microfilm for the University Archives E lectronic copy of student’s dissertation may be placed under embargo if planning to publish Dissertations will be indexed in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation (Submitting Dissertation):

Dissertation (Submitting Dissertation) Ensure dissertation is formatted according to APA Manual (see previous modules) and according to the dissertation guide The Graduate College Guide to Preparing and Submitting a Thesis or Dissertation Dissertations must be proofread and error free D issertations with any errors will be returned to the student to be resubmitted * Note: The graduate c ollege does not proofread, format, edit, or revise submitted documents for students

Dissertation (Arrangement) :

Dissertation (Arrangement) Three Major Components Front matter includes: Title page, copyright page, fair use and author’s permission statement page , dedication, acknowledgements, table of contents, list of table(s), list of figure(s), list of illustrations, list of abbreviations, abstract, and preface The text includes: C hapters, however, the number will vary according to dissertation, and table(s) and figure(s) Back matter includes: Appendix section (optional) and references (also referred to as literature cited)

Dissertation (Arrangement) :

Dissertation (Arrangement) Typography Font: Times New Roman Size: 12 point font; Tables & Figures 10-12 point font Margins Front Matter Text & Back Matter

Dissertation (Arrangement) :

Dissertation (Arrangement) Spacing Double space all text of manuscript Long quotes (>40 words) can be single or double spaced Tables and figures can be single, 1.5, or double spaced Text Alignment Text should be aligned to the left margin, but different sections have different alignments Dot Leaders Used for referencing page numbers (e.g., table of contents, list of tables, list of figures; DO NOT USE PERIODS) Pagination Page numbers centered, .05” from bottom, in footer section Font matter: Lowercase Roman numerals (except title page, copyright page, fair use page, dedication page Text and back matter: Arabic numeral pagination

Dissertation (Arrangement):

Dissertation (Arrangement) Arrangement of dissertation c ontents

Dissertation (Arrangement):

Dissertation (Arrangement) Arrangement of dissertation c ontents (cont.)

Helpful Resources:

Helpful Resources Stay up to Date Forms for Thesis & Dissertation The Graduate College Guide To Preparing And Submitting A Thesis Or Dissertation Dissertation Deadlines Bindery Manager: Shirley Lipinski (e-mail: ) Visit Other APA Style (6 th ed.) Modules In This Series

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