TECHNICAL ISSUES | LIBRARY Subjugation
Where can I find the APUS Thesis Manual/EOP Manual?
The End of Program Assessment Manual for Graduate Studies (aka EOP Manual ) can be found here. Use your APUS credentials for login.
What is the different inbetween a capstone paper, a creative project, and a practicum/critical reflection paper?
Yes, you can learn more about the APUS Institutional Review Board (IRB) from the FAQs, applications, and general information here: http://www.apus.edu/community-scholars/institutional-review-board/index.htm
I have to write the abstract for my thesis/capstone paper. I've never written one before. Help!
An instructional module — Writing the Abstract for Your Graduate Capstone Thesis at AMU/APU— is available. It will take you through the entire process.
My professor says I need a better thesis statement. I don't know what he/she means. How can I find out?
The following links from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) of Purdue University will provide guidance.
How do I write a good hypothesis statement for a research paper?
A hypothesis statement can be defined as
“A proposed response to a question or problem that can be verified or rejected through testing. A hypothesis statement is typically an educated guess as to the relationship inbetween factors, and serves as the basis for an experiment to test whether the relationship holds true.” [from BusinessDictionary.com ]
This Research Primer includes a section on writing a hypothesis in the “Scientific Method” box.
These links may provide some insight as well:
How to Write a Hypothesis (from Explorable.com) Development Hypothesis and Research Questions | PDF (By Shalini Prasad, Ajith Rao, & Eeshoo Rehani) Research questions, hypotheses and objectives by Patricia Farrugia et al. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2010 August; 53 (Four). 278–281. NOTE: Albeit targeting the surgical community, this article provides a good overview.
What is the difference inbetween a thesis statement and an hypothesis statement?
Both the hypothesis statement and the thesis statement reaction the research question of the investigate. When the statement is one that can be proved or disproved, it is an hypothesis statement. If, instead, the statement specifically shows the intentions/objectives/position of the researcher, it is a thesis statement.
A hypothesis is a statement that can be proved or disproved. It is typically used in quantitative research and predicts the relationship inbetween variables.
A thesis statement is a brief, direct sentence that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay or research paper. It is seen in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. A thesis statement is developed, supported, and explained in the figure of the essay or research report by means of examples and evidence.
Every research investigate should contain a concise and well-written thesis statement. If the intent of the explore is to prove/disprove something, that research report will also contain an hypothesis statement.
NOTE: In some disciplines, the hypothesis is referred to as a thesis statement! This is not accurate but within those disciplines it is understood that “a brief, direct sentence that summarizes the main point” will be included.
These links will provide you with more information.
The Research Question and Hypothesis | DOC file.
[from the English Language Support, Dept of Student Services, Ryerson University]
F orming a Paper Thesis and Hypothesis | Website with DOC links
[from the University of Oregon's Training and Learning Center]
I am having problems writing my thesis/capstone paper. Where can I get help for this?
Ultimately the student is responsible for the content and quality of his or her thesis/capstone paper. The capstone course syllabus is designed to walk you through the entire process. So one resource if you are having difficulties is your capstone professor. They care as much about your success as you do, so take the time to develop a good working relationship with him or her.
Some of the style guides include helpful information on correct and accurate writing. For example:
- The APA style guide
- Chapter 1 is titled “Writing in the Behavioral and Social Sciences.”
- Chapter Trio is titled “Writing Clearly and Concisely.”
The APUS ePress provides abbreviated versions of the required academic style guides at no cost. These guides concentrate on primarily on issues of citation construction and formatting. With the exception of the Chicago Manual of Style and Bluebook , which are provided to APUS students, faculty, and staff, these editions are not the accomplish guides. You may purchase your own copies of the style guides, either directly from their respective publishers or online via such suppliers as Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Students may also get help with basic writing issues at Tutor.com.
How do I write a literature review?
Look at the Research Writing page on this guide for information on writing a literature review.
Can I view other APUS capstone/thesis papers that have already been submitted?
The APUS Library serves as a respository for graduate theses and capstone papers. This LibAnswer Q&A for instructions on how to locate them: Where can I find student publications. like the “fine student papers,” master's theses and the student literary magazine?.
How can I find online theses or dissertations?
I am having problems formatting my thesis in Word. Who can I ask for help with this?
How to set up formatting in Microsoft Word is considered one of the basic technology abilities required for all APUS students. General information on how to use Microsoft Word is available in that software's Help function. The Microsoft Company also provides user assistance:
Some students have had difficulty setting up the section page numbering in their thesis/capstone document. This Research Guide, Adding Page Numbers. from the University of Michigan Library has been found useful.
According to the End of Program Assessment Manual for Graduate Studies, adequate stylistic formatting and documentation are the student’s responsibility. The Appendices of the EOP Manual display the decent formatting required.
Should I do the University Declarations and the APUS Library Registration for my thesis or is that something the professor or the librarians will do for me?
You are responsible for including the University Declarations Statements in your thesis document. This includes the University Publication Licensure and the Copyright Warrant statements. The wording for these statements and where they are to be located in the thesis document is provided in the End of Program Assessment Manual for Graduate Studies.
As indicated in the EOP Manual, APUS LIbrary Registration (i.e. thesis conformity) is executed by your program director.
Where do I send my finished thesis?
Thesis obedience (also referred to as online lIbrary registration) is the responsibility of your program director. Find this information on the process for this in the latest edition of the End of Program Assessment Manual for Graduate Studies .
Will my thesis/capstone paper be published once it is submitted?
The library serves as the repository for all thesis/capstone papers. Without exception, all passing graduate capstone papers must be submitted by the program director to the library where they are retained in the university's electronic archives.
Capstone projects that have met the EOP Manual standards for Passed with Distinction (aka PWD) and have been approved for publication are eligible for inclusion in the University’s Master's Capstone Theses Collection on the fresh [email protected] website. This is referred to as publication.
Library publication means that the thesis title, author’s name, and program name are posted on the [email protected] website with an active link to the PDF file of the paper. These papers are available on the open web. (They are not, however, in the public domain. See this FAQ for details: Are student papers and Master's theses posted on the library's public website in the public domain?)
A student may also consider submitting his or her paper for publication in a scholarly journal. The following links may provide guidance.
Abstract: Graduate students often lack concrete advice on publishing. This essay is an attempt to pack this significant gap. Advice is given on how to publish everything from book reviews to articles, replies to book chapters, and how to secure both edited book contracts and authored monograph contracts, along with slew of helpful tips and advice on the publishing world (and how it works) along the way in what is meant to be a comprehensive, concrete guide to publishing that should be of tremendous value to graduate students working in any area of the humanities and social sciences.