UP835 Research Seminar (home page)
College of Architecture + Urban Planning
University Of Michigan, Winter 2015
Wednesdays 9:00 - 12:00 noon
Room 2204 Art & Arch Bldg
class listserv: up835w15@ctools.umich.edu

modified: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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Prof. Scott D. Campbell
office:  2225C A&AB
(734) 763-2077
Office hours


Rackham Graduate School

Rackhamyour dissertationdissertation resources • University Library Digital Dissertation Workshop SeriesThe ProQuest Digital Dissertations Database • Maintaining Momentum During the Dissertation StageDoctoral Steps


Other UM Resources

Sociology Workshops

Sweetland Writing WorkshopsDissertation Writing Institute

Sweetland-Rackham Workshops: Defying the Odds: Writing Winning Research Proposals from the Reviewers' Perspectives (March 27, 2015) [sign-up required]



Locke, Lawrence F., Waneen Wyrick Spirduso, and Stephen J. Silverman. 2007. Proposals that work : a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals. 5th ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. [highly recommended text]

see also books available via ebrary:
Lyons, Peter, and Howard J. Doueck. 2010. Dissertation : From Beginning to End. Cary, NC, USA: Oxford University Press, USA. [ebrary]
Calabrese, Raymond L. 2009. Dissertation Desk Reference : The Doctoral Student's Manual to Writing the Dissertation. Blue Ridge Summit, PA, USA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. [ebrary]
Sumerson, Joanne Broder. 2013. Finish Your Dissertation, Don't Let It Finish You! Somerset, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons. [ebrary]
Hancké, Bob. 2009. Intelligent Research Design : A Guide for Beginning Researchers in the Social Sciences. Oxford, GBR: Oxford University Press. [ebrary]
Burnett, Judith. 2009. Sage Study Skills : Doing Your Social Science Dissertation. London, GBR: SAGE Publications Ltd. (UK). [ebrary]
Brause, Rita S. 2000. Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation. Florence, KY, USA: Taylor & Francis. [ebrary]
Duderstadt, James J. 2000. University for the 21st Century. Ann Arbor, MI, USA: University of Michigan Press. [ebrary]
Hamel, April Vahle, and Jennifer S. Furlong. 2011. Graduate School Funding Handbook. Philadelphia, PA, USA: University of Pennsylvania Press. [ebrary]
Meloy, Judith M. 2001. Writing the Qualitative Dissertation : Understanding by Doing (2nd Edition). Florence, KY, USA: Routledge. [ebrary]
Wang, David, and Linda N. Groat. 2013. Architectural Research Methods (2nd Edition). Somerset, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons. [ebrary]


Finding Copies of Dissertations

Dissertations & Theses @ University of Michigan

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses


Writing Proposals: Outside Resources

Pzreworski, Adam and Salomon, Frank, On the Art of Writing Proposals (Social Science Research Council, 1995 rev., 1988).

How to write a Thesis Proposal (UCL)

Write a Literature Review (UCSC Library)

Literature Reviews (The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill)

Henry Harder. "Research Proposals," in Encyclopedia of Case Study Research (link)

Cassuto, L. (2011). Demystifying the dissertation proposal. The Chronicle of Higher Education

History: A Guide to Library Research: Dissertation Writing (Cornell)

Inside Higher Ed: search "dissertation + proposal +writing"

Writing a Good PhD Research Proposal (http://www.findaphd.com/)

Doctoral Dissertations and Proposals: Social Sciences and Humanities (Indiana University, Writing Tutorial Services)

Cheryl E. Ball. 2014. Research Statements, Inside Higher Ed (October 6).

John A. Goldsmith, John Komlos, and Penny Schine Gold. 2001. Chapter 4, Writing a Dissertation, in The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for scholars from Graduate School through Tenure. University of Chicago Press. [link]