This book provides a realistic approach or a guide to help the student navigate through the process of finding a topic, write a clear and concise problem statement.
One way to avoid becoming an ABD is through a good start of the dissertation stage. This means conducting thorough research that will culminate in a solid idea paper. This is the initial work that will subsequently become your expertise. You will spend quite a bit of time doing research, becoming familiar with the works of various experts in the field, and eventually contribute to the body of knowledge.
Therefore, selecting the right idea is crucial one’s Academic career. It is a good practice to start with a general and broad idea and narrow it as you devour through the literature. Refereed journals, books, research studies are going to be your main source of guidance during this process. It is important to find the idea and narrow it to a dissertation topic before approaching a potential chair. The better prepared you are, the more receptive you will find the potential chair to engage in a discussion.